EXTRACT FROM THE REZOLUTION on Independence of the Abkhazian SSR ADOPTED BY THE JOINT SESSION OF THE RKB (B) ORGBUREAU, REVKOM AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS

15 October 1921

Proceeding from the RKP Programme and the new economic policy endorsed by the X Congress of the RKP on the one hand, and from the practice of interethnic relations between Abkhazs and Georgians established by Mensheviks on the other, the session supports the Decision of Batumi Session of 28 March of this year, as well as the Declaration on Independence of Abkhazia adopted by the Revcom of Georgia on 21 May.

At the same time, taking into account the economic inequality and small amount of population of Abkhazia, which has close historical and cultural ties with Georgian people and unity of economy and economic policy of Georgia and Abkhazia, the session finds necessary to establish close cooperation between the Georgian SSR and Abkhazia.

Due to the sovietization of both republics in the nearest future, the session considers inevitable to establish promptly such relations between Georgia and Abkhazia through the Union-Treaty of the equal republics.

(Jemal Gamakharia, Badri Gogia, Abkhazia-Historical Region of Georgia. Tbilisi, 1997, p. 481/in Russian)