Author: Tamaz Diasamidze
Translator and Editor: Salome Zvidadze
Computer work provider: Ruslan Surmanidze
Jacket designer: Malkhaz Varshanidze
The author of this collection is immensely grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia,
the Staff of the State Minister of Georgia for Conflict Resolution Issues, the Archive of the
Parliament of Georgia, the Central State Archive of the Recent History of Georgia, the OSCE
Mission to Georgia, the Office of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Georgia,
the Supreme Council of the Abkhaz Autonomous Republic (in exile), the State Library of the
Russian Federation, and the Scientific Library of the Republic of North Ossetia for rendering
support in the course of preparation of this collection.
The collection was prepared and published through the grant provided by the small grants program
of Democracy Commission of USA Embassy in Georgia
The Regionalism Research Centre owes a special thanks to the "Open Society - Georgia
Foundation" for making possible to prepare and publish this Collection.
The Regionalism Research Centre will be very grateful to any comments or proposals regarding
The Collection has been prepared and published by the "Regionalism Research Centre"
All rights reserved
Printed in Georgia. Publishing House "Sany"
Tbilisi, January, 2002