Union of Georgian Traditionalists

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The Union of Georgian Traditionalists (Georgian: ქართველ ტრადიციონალისტთა კავშირი) was a national political organization of the Georgian Political Emigration in 1930s.

The Union was established in 1942, in Berlin. Founders of the organization were: Prince Irakli Bagration-Mukhraneli (Chairman), Zurab Avalishvili, Mikheil Tsereteli, Grigol Robakidze, Kita Chkhenkeli, Shalva Maglakelidze, Shalva Amirejibi, Spiridon Kedia, Markoz Tugushi, Giorgi Kvinitadze, Leo Kereselidze, Revaz Gabashvili, David Vachnadze, Alexandre Asatiani, Svimon Tsitsishvili and other distinguished Georgian emigrants.

The Main goals of the Union of Georgian Traditionalists were:

  • Activity for the restoration of the state independence of Georgia
  • Activity for the creation of the constitutional monarchy in Georgia.

During WW II the Union collaborated with the German Wehrmacht.

In 1989 the Union was restored in Tbilisi. In 1990–92 this organization was a member of the Coalition of the Political Parties and Organizations "Mrgvali Magida – Tavisupali Sakartvelo" (The Round Table – Free Georgia. Leader: Dr. Zviad Gamsakhurdia, who later became 1st President of Georgia). On 28 October 1990 this Coalition won the first multiparty and democratic Parliamentary Elections. The Chairman of the Union of Georgian Traditionalists Akaki Asatiani was a Deputy Chairman (1990–91) and Chairman (1991–92) of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia.

The Union of Georgian Traditionalists is nowadays a political party in Georgia. At the legislative elections, 28 March 2004, the party was part of the National Democratic Alliance.