Greeks in Abkhazia, by Nikolai Ioanidi
Greeks in Abkhazia
Author: Nikolai Ioanidi
Place of Publication: Sukhum, Abkhazia
Number of pages: 87
Published by: Alashara
"Greeks in Abkhazia" consists of sketches on the history of the Greek population of the Abkhazian ASSR, written by historian and archivist of Greek descent, Nicholas Ioanidi (26 July 1931 – 1 July 2007), who for many years headed the State Archive of Abkhazia. The first edition of this book was published in Sukhum in 1990. In this work, the history and role of the Greek population of the Sukhum District and the Abkhazian ASSR in XIX-XX centuries was studied for the first time in Soviet history. In the book are adduced data on the deportation of the Greeks in 1949; the origin and objectives of the All-Union Society of Soviet Greeks and possible ways to preserve Soviet Greeks as an ethnic whole are discussed.
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