DECREE on assigning three million roubles to the People’s Council of Abkhazia

1. To assign from the state treasury three million (3 000 000) roubles at disposal of the Ministry of Interior as a loan for the People’s Council of Abkhazia.

2. The loan specified for in Article 1 shall be given to the ministry of Interior in certain portions from 1 January 1920 within three months upon the consent of the Ministry of Finances.

3. The Peoples’ Council of Abkhazia shall start recovering the debt from 1 January 1922 therefore paying two hundred and fifty thousand (250 000) roubles on January 1 and July 1, unless the whole debt of 250 000 roubles is recovered.

4. The Decree shall come into force from the day of its adoption by the Constituent Assembly.

31 December 1919

Comrade of the Constituent Assembly Al. Lomtatidze

Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Georgia Evg. Gegechkori

(Newspaper “Sakartvelos Respublika”, #10, 15 January 1920; Central State Historical Archive of Georgia, f. 1833, desc. 1, file 645, p. 20)