THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOVIET POWER IN ABKHAZIA: ETHNICITY, CONTESTATION AND CLIENTELISM IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIPHERY

@article{Blauvelt2014THEEO,
  title={THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOVIET POWER IN ABKHAZIA: ETHNICITY, CONTESTATION AND CLIENTELISM IN THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIPHERY},
  author={Timothy K. Blauvelt},
  journal={Revolutionary Russia},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={22 - 46}
}
This article investigates the intersection of Soviet nationality policy, ethno-federal territorialism, clientelism and the creation of new administrative institutions in the course of the establishment of Soviet power in Abkhazia, an ethnically diverse territory in the periphery of the former tsarist empire. Based on materials from the Georgian archives, as well as from the personal collections of Efrem Eshba and Nestor Lakoba, this article demonstrates the ways in which nationality policy… 
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