Transcaucasian Commissariat

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Transcaucasian Commissariat
Закавказский Комиссариат
Zakavkazskij Komissariat
Autonomy of Russia
1917–1918
Flag of Transcaucasia
Flag
Map-1903-caucasus.jpg
CapitalTiflis (now Tbilisi)
Government
 • TypeCommissariat
Chairman 
• 1917–1918
Evgeni Gegechkori
History 
• Established
11 November 1917
22 April 1918
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Special Transcaucasian Committee
Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic

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.