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 11 November 1917
 •  Independence 22 April 1918

The Transcaucasian Commissariat was established at Tbilisi on 11 November 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.