People's Guard of Georgia

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The People's Guard of Georgia

The People's Guard of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს სახალხო გვარდია) was a Social-Democrat-dominated volunteer force of Georgian former soldiers and civilians, active during the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Democratic Republic of Georgia from 1917 to 1921. It consisted of 2,000 full-time members and 18 field battalions (300-800 soldiers) organised by territory. In war time it could mobilize up to 12,000 citizens. The head of the People's Guard was Valiko Jugheli, and notable members included Kakutsa Cholokashvili, Aleksander Koniashvili, Sandro Maisuradze, and Vladimer Goguadze. [1]


  1. ^ Occupation of Georgia Archive Administration of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs