Transcaucasian Commissariat

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Transcaucasian Commissariat
Закавказский Комиссариат
Zakavkazskij Komissariat
Autonomy of Russia


Flag of Transcaucasia


Location of Transcaucasia
Capital Tiflis (now Tiblisi)
Government Commissariat
 -  1917–1918 Evgeni Gegechkori
 -  Established November 24 1917
 -  Independence 24 February 1918

The Transcaucasian Commissariat was established at Tbilisi on November 11, 1917, as the first government of the independent Transcaucasia following the October Revolution in Petrograd. The Commissariat decided to strengthen the GeorgianArmenianAzerbaijani union by convoking a Diet or general assembly (Sejm) in January 1918.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Richard Pipes, The formation of the Soviet Union, page 103.
  2. ^ Swietochowski, Tadeusz (1985). Russian Azerbaijan, 1905–1920: The Shaping of a National Identity in a Muslim Community. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. p. 106. ISBN 0-521-26310-7. Retrieved July 9, 2010.