DECREE ISSUED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE on taking the whole power

The former Government of Georgia led by Zhordania and its officers and cadets overthrown by the working masses went to west Georgia.

On entering the Capital City, the Revolutionary Committee of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia took the power in its hands. Therefore the Revolutionary Committee decrees:

1. The fighting against overthrown but not surrendered Government of Georgia shall be continued vigorously.

2. Every state organizations, city and district self-governance and militia, as well as every public official shall stay at their position and continue working.

3. The revolutionary order shall be maintained: those who resort the sabotage, disobedience or breach the public order shall be punished under the revolutionary laws.

Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Georgia M. Orakhelashvili

26 February 1921

(Struggle for Strengthening the Soviet Power in Georgia. Tb. 1959, p. 3/ in Russian)