The Stalinist Plan of Georgia’s Occupation
18 November, 2010
The Stalinist Plan of Georgia’s Occupation

The Bolsheviks planted in Georgia the so called ‘conflict-instigating bombs’ by means of which they managed to put Georgia in the eternal contradiction with neighboring states. Professor Simon Maskharashvili has more.
GJ – As soon as the Bolsheviks occupied Georgia, Russia split up the historical Georgian lands between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan without drawing up and signing a single official document for executing the act. The borders of Georgia which had been recognized by the League of Nations were changed

in a twinkle of an eye. 40 thousand square kilometers of land was snatched away from Georgia. In just no time, three autonomous units were created on the remaining small territory of the country. As it becomes evident now, Russia was serving her long-term purposes . . .
SM – Certainly! Imagine, at that time there was no danger of any strife between Christian and Muslim Georgians. Neither it was between the Apkhaz ethnic group and Georgians, and more so between Ossetians and Georgians. All of them together were fighting the Russian occupants with weapons in their hands. But the creation of autonomies was part of the long-run plan serving to separatism and ethnic conflicts. It was a real explosive of a delayed action.
GJ – Which the Russians used very successfully 70 years later . . .
SM – True! As long as the transfer of the Georgian territories to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey is concerned, the gist of the deal was that if at some point in time Georgians decided to regain their national independence and remembered that they were the legal successors of the Georgian Democratic Republic, the territory of which was reduced by Russian from 110 to 70  thousand square kilometers, and that 40 thousand square kilometers were split between those countries (the fact remains true even as we speak), the newly created situation would easily develop into conflict with these states, i.e. with every neighboring country.
GJ – So if any Georgian ever remembered that those territories had always belonged to Georgia, the conflict would become inevitable . . .
SM – By the way, because on the 9th of March of 1991 Georgia’s independence was restored, based on the 1918 Act of Independence, Georgia is today deemed as the legal successor of the Democratic Georgia (not the Bolshevik one) in compliance with the International Law. No matter how much the falsifiers of history try to conceal the fact, even the Wikipedia will give us the correct answer on the subject. This is why it should not be surprising that some day somebody might be inspired in Georgia to raise the question of territories before Georgia’s neighbors. By analogy, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey continue being concerned (in a certain dose of course) about Georgia’s national independence and about Georgians. They are afraid that Georgians might some day remember the Georgian territories were recognized by the League of Nations.
GJ – In a word, Russia’s sinister plan was to plant the ‘bombs of delayed action’ in Georgia with the purpose of instigating internal conflicts in order to put this country into disagreement with neighbors for centuries to come. 
SM – It is only thanks to the great wisdom, internal nobility and ultra-modern political thinking of the Georgian people and the Georgian politicians that starting from 1991 no conflict was instigated ever with the neighboring countries. Moreover, Georgia remains in perfect partnership with Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia. This fact speaks volumes of healthy political thinking and tolerance of the entire Georgian nation. When we are asked how we could stumble over the ‘bombs’ planted by Stalin in Tskhinvali and Apkhazeti (Abkhazia), I would like to once again emphasize that we don’t have any contradiction with the Apkhaz and Ossetian ethnos, but only with completely Russified and degenerated people. One more thing should attract our attention:
In the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict, Georgia could have supported one of its neighbors to its own benefit; Georgia could have taken advantage of the situation to attend to its own territorial interests, but the entire world knows that Georgia had made no step in that direction. The blame to be put on Georgia’s shoulders in Apkhazeti and Tskhinvali is equal to zero, and maybe Tao-Klarjeti and Hereti are historically more valuable for Georgia than for example the Tskhinvali Region. In a word, if anything bad could have been done to Georgia in the first years of the lost independence (1921), it was done – Georgia was not even allowed to enter the Soviet Union with its own historical territories as a separate legal entity. Incidentally, the majority of Georgian Bolsheviks were full of sense of protest due to the snatched territories, the membership in the South Caucasus Federation and entering the Soviet Union that way. This was all purely Stalin’s decision – he liked Georgia to be split, with lost territories, having become a colony of a colony, it should not have had access to its own natural resources and should not have been allowed to use its beneficial territorial disposition to the benefit of the Georgian people. This was a Stalinist occupation. But the Georgian nation had never stopped the covert or overt struggle against the Russian occupation starting from the 25th of February of 1921 up until the 9th of April of 1991.
GJ – How about the Georgia’s Menshevik Government, exiled into foreign emigration? As it is well known, most of them had found shelter in France and have finished their lives in nostalgia.   
SM – At some point in time, those cosmopolitan and denationalized Mensheviks would be turned into a supranational power. In emigration, they would understand what they had lost, but it would be too late. Yes, they would understand and recognize their mistakes but those mistakes by their nature were even stronger than a political crime committed against Georgia. 
GJ – We are still mowing the results of what they had sown, aren’t we? 
SM – But it should also be noted that they fathomed well their mistakes. Their memoirs and letters, their diaries are practically their confession and remorse. They had never recognized the Soviet power and the loss of independence by Georgia, but their mistakes cost a lot to Georgia – the 70-year-long Russian occupation was the hardest and bloodiest ever in history, full of victims and martyrs. 
GJ – The history which remembers invading tribal attacks on Georgia, Byzantines, Arabs, Persians, Seljuk Turks and Mongols . . .
SM – Yes!

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