Remembering Alexander Klimchuk

Matthew Collin, a foreign correspondent in the Caucasus region, is heading out of Tbilisi. He takes time out in today’s Guardian to reflect upon his adopted home and the death of his friend, the journalist Alexander Klimchuk,

Last autumn, Klimchuk and I worked together in South Ossetia, covering a government-sponsored Boney M concert in a remote, impoverished village. It was a surreal day, and we spent most of the time laughing and joking as the disco veterans belted out hits like "Daddy Cool" in the middle of what was then a "frozen" conflict zone. That seems a long time ago, and now the village is deserted and Klimchuk is dead – another victim of the latest brutal conflict in a country most people couldn’t find on a map. link