Varden Tsulukidze

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Prince Varden Tsulukidze

Varden Tsulukidze (Georgian: ვარდენ წულუკიძე) (1865 – 1923) was a Georgian military commander and anti-Soviet resistance leader.

Of a noble family, Tsulukidze served in the Imperial Russian army and was promoted to the rank of major-general in World War I. He then commanded a brigade in a newly independent Democratic Republic of Georgia after whose fall to the Soviets (1921) he became one of the leaders of an underground independence movement. Tsulukidze was arrested by the Cheka along with his associates and shot at the outskirts of Tbilisi on May 19, 1923.[1][2]


  1. ^ (Russian) Javakhishvili, Niko (2003), Грузины под Российским Флагом: Грузинские военные и государственные деятели на службе России в 1703-1917 (Georgians under the Russian Banner), p. 157. Tbilisi State University Press.
  2. ^ Lang, David Marshall (1962), A Modern History of Georgia, p. 241. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.