Armen Sandadze pulls a fishing line into his inflatable rubber boat. Since it was slashed, it leaks and he can't go far from shore. Photo by Nana.
By Nana Naskidashvili, Studio Monitori
Armen Sandaze’s house looks out on Lake Tabatskuri, a high alpine lake that is one of the deepest and most beautiful in the Republic of Georgia.
Sandaze, 43, used to make his living as a fisherman there, like many others in the twin lakeside villages of Tabatskuri and Moliti. For more than 20 years, he rowed out onto the lake to support his family.
But now it is illegal.