Merry is one of the victims of the 1992 war in Abkhazia. Her brother and her 53-year-old husband were both murdered by Abkhaz separatist forces. With a wounded leg, she escaped and hid in a forest for two weeks. At the end of the war, separatists decided to empty Abkhazia of Georgians. Merry joined this group and, after travelling a long way, she reached her new home in Tskaltubo.