The Hoover Institution’s holdings on Georgia, both as an independent state and as a national republic of the USSR, are particularly rich. The N.A. Lakoba papers, David Diasamidze papers, Aleksandr Tkhilaishvili photographic collection and Sak'art'velos SSR sakhelmtsipo ušišroebis komiteti records are significant resources for the Soviet period. The Dimitri Shalikashvili writings are significant for the study of the Georgian Legion during the Second World War and Georgian émigré activities. For the post-1991 period of independence, documents on the political and social developments in Georgia may be found in the Georgian subject collection, Georgian pictorial collection, G. Chigogidze photographs and Eduard Shevardnadze radio interview transcripts.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, RU/SU 2341
Georgian Subject Collection

Materials from 1902 to 2008


N. A. Lakoba Papers

Soviet communist leader

T.G. Stepanov-Mamaladze Writings

Aide to Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet foreign minister and subsequently president of Georgia

David Dursunovich Diasamidze Papers

Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, Adzhar Autonomous Republic, 1969–89

Aleksandr Dursunovich Tkhilaishvili Photographic Collection

Photographs of Soviet officials in the Adzhar Autonomous Republic

Sak'art'velos SSR sakhelmtsipo ušišroebis komiteti Records

Georgian branch of the Soviet secret police organization Komitet gosudarstvennoĭ bezopasnosti (KGB)

Eduard Amvrosievich Shevardnadze Radio Interview Transcripts

Soviet foreign minister, 1985–91; president of Georgia, 1995–2003

Georgian Pictorial Collection

Miscellaneous photographs

G. Chigogidze Photographs

Georgian photographer

Georgian Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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Dmitri Shalikashvili in Polish uniform, c. 1930, photo courtesy of the Central M

Major Shalikashvili and the KGB: Hoover Georgian Archives Expand

Monday, October 8, 2012

For a country located on the strategic frontier of Europe and Asia, with a proud history going back to the fourth century AD, Hoover Archives' holdings on Georgia are modest compared to some of our other international collections, such as those on Russia, Germany, or Poland. Our Georgian collection is expanding, however, thanks to recent initiatives. One such effort involves digitizing the records of the security police and those of the Ministry of the Interior of Soviet Georgia; the other concerns the Dmitri Shalikashvili papers, our most comprehensive and best-known source on Georgian history.

Nestor Lakoba, circa 1930s. N. A. Lakoba papers, box 3, Hoover Institution Archi

Preserving History: The Strange Case of the Lakoba Papers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a specialist in Soviet economics, finds compelling the human aspects of life under the Soviet regime.



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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Broadcast Records

RFE/RL Corporate Records, Box 100, Folder 39, Hoover Institution Archives

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