Know Before You Go
Getting to the abandoned Council of Ministries Building is actually fairly easy; getting into Abkhazia is the difficult part. You must apply for a visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website in order to be granted access to Abkhazia in the first place. Once you receive your visa, you can cross the Inguri border which is a lengthy process and then you can head into Abkhazia. Don't forget to register your visa once there or you will receive an excessive fine. If you come to visit the Council of Ministries Building from the Russian side, you are unable to enter into Georgia from Abkhazia. You will also be barred from ever entering Georgia again on that same passport. Finally, beware of stray dogs!