was received objecting to the listing of the above notes on this site.
The writer, who I believe was an Azeri, said that listing these notes was
supporting terrorism. He also indicated that this website has been
mentioned by the separatists on numerous occasions as a recognizable world
authority (which it is not) and they use it to justify the fact of their
occupation. I have responded to him and said I would study his request and
advise him of any changes I plan to make to this site as a result of his
I would appreciate receiving comments from readers on this subject. Any
individual or organization with an opinion on this subject is welcome to
write us. With your permission, we will publish these comments in their
entirety on this site.
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However, we have now been made aware of the
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and determine if this is an appropriate policy.
Abkhazia was a
Autonomous Republic of Georgia that stated its desire to declare independence in
1990 when the Soviet Union granted Georgia its independence.
On July 23, 1992, the Abkhazian parliament declared the
republic’s independence and reinstated the Abkhaz constitution of 1925,
in which Abkhazia’s equal legal status with Georgia was codified. The
Georgian State Council immediately called the declaration of
Georgia’s National Guard under
the leadership of General Tengiz Kitovani invaded Abkhazia on August 14,
Abkhazia issued provisional banknotes using Russian issues with Georgia
postage stamps affixed. It is believed they circulated from
approximately March 1992 to November 1992. It is not know whether these
are official government or private issues.n
July 27, 1993, the Georgian government and the Abkhazian authorities
signed a ceasefire agreement in the Russian city of Sochi.
Abkhazia's parliament elected Vladislav Ardzinba as President in 1992.
The Agreement was rendered invalid by the capture of the
Abkhaz capital Sukhumi by Abkhazian troops on September 27, 1993.
On April 4, 1994, the Georgian and Abkhaz sides signed a
Declaration on Measures for a Political Settlement of the
Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict. The Declaration was the first document
that discussed constitutional and power sharing arrangements between
Georgia and Abkhazia. It granted Abkhazia the right to maintain the
major attributes of a sovereign state – its own constitution,
legislation, and state symbols (anthem, emblem and flag).
In 1994 a treaty was signed ending the conflict and CIS peacekeeping
forces(CISPKF) were deployed to the region.
Georgia declared Abkhazia an independent republic on 10.10.2002,
however, Abkhazia continued to struggle for complete independence from
On November 26, 2004 Abkhazia ratified a new constitution declaring it a
sovereign state. In January 2005,
Sergei Bagapsh was elected President.
Russia recognized Abkhazia in 2008 after invading South Ossetia,