21 May 1864: From Dmitri Kipiani to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich Romanov

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Russo - Caucasus War

Excerpt from Stanislav Lakoba's ''Двуглавый орел и традиционная Абхазия'' (Double-headed eagle, traditional Abkhazia)

In the suppression of the last pockets of resistance in the Caucasus, Georgian militia, loyal servants of the autocratic state, played a significant role. Together with the Russian troops, they took part in the victory parade at Krasnaya Polyana on 21 May 1864. And on 9 June, as a crowd gathered, Tiflis Marshal of the Nobility, Dmitri Kipiani, greeted the Governor of the Caucasus, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich Romanov, with the words:

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Appendix to Documents from the KGB archive in Sukhum. Abkhazia in the Stalin years, Translation by B. G. Hewitt

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Abkhazia's Archive

176,000 archival documents in Abkhazia, before the war, 168,000 were destroyed.

Central Asian Survey

To cite this Article Hewitt, B. G. (1996) 'Appendix to documents from the KGB archive in Sukhum. Abkhazia in the Stalin years', Central Asian Survey, 15: 2, 259 — 297

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