MINUTES N 39 OF THE SITTING OF THE PREZIDIM OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GEORGIA

12 December 1921

Chairman: Orakhelashvili

Members of the Presidium: Okujava, Kavtaradze, Mdivani, Dumbadze

Members of the Central Committee: Toroshelidze, Gogoberidze

Attended by: Head of Foreign Affairs Department of the Central Committee Dotsenko; members of the bureau of the faction Kurulashvili, Kiknadze, Mashkevich, Virap, Jugeli, Odilavadze; members of the administrative border-commission of the South Ossetia: Elderov, Gagloev, Kakabadze; comrade Lominadze; Commissar of the Internal Affairs Kvirkvelia; comrade V. Kandelaki.

Heard

The report by the South Ossetian border Commission

Repporteurs: comrades Kakabadze, Gagloeyv, Kvirkvelia.

Decided:

1. To recognize Tskhinvali as the administrative center of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast; the autonomous power shall apply the territories with Ossetian settlements except of the Chasavali Community, which shall remain within the Racha District and of Kobi region, which shall remain within Dusheti District.

2. The precise borders of the autonomous Ossetia shall be determined by the Special Commission that is already working on this issue.

3. Until the breakthrough in the attitude of the Georgian population of Tskhinvali Region in favour of inclusion of this region into Autonomous Ossetia, the power in this city and the neighbouring Georgian villages shall be exercised by the regional Revcom of Gori District.

(The Archive of the President of Georgia, f. 14, desc.1, file 8, p. 44)