The Kist originally came from Chechnya. Every Kist person carries a huge pain of abandonment and lack of recognition from society that they consider to belong to. They struggle every day to be accepted, not only by their ancestors, but also the settlements around them.
The young generation of Pankisi university graduates is honorable, but in spite of striving hard, it becomes impossible for them to get a job in public institutions beyond Pankisi Gorge. This circumstance makes them search shelter other countries.
Strangers eye Pankisi society from a distance and they might seem to be happy, but they are the biggest pain bearers in the nation.