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In November of 1921, Georgian émigrés in Constantinople published an anti-Bolshevik/anti-imperialist pamphlet. The publication was in French, and concerned anti-Soviet meetings organized by the Tbilisi proletariat that year.
The existence of the pamphlet was discovered by the Transcaucasia Special Committee in 1923, and a copy was sent to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia.
The document concerning this event is preserved in LEPL Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (Party Archive, f.14, op.1, c.36).
The memoirs of Stalin’s mother, Ekaterine (Keke) Jughashvili, have been preserved in the archive for over 50 years. Keke dictated her memoirs in 1935, two years before she died. 
Keke recalls Soso’s (Stalin’s) childhood with love, and speaks of the difficulties she overcame to provide her son with a good education, proper guidance and a place in society. She recounts her marriage to Vissarion Jughashvili, for whom she expresses little love or sympathy, and candidly tells the story of Soso’s birth, how he was raised and how he fell ill.
Keke had hoped that her son would become a bishop. Although this was never to be, she supported her son in his pursuits nonetheless. Soon after he became involved in politics, Soso began to visit his mother more and more rarely. This concerned Keke, but she tried to be patient and understanding, and cared well for the letters she received from her son, the big political figure.
In May of 1937, Keke contracted pneumonia and died. Rather than the religious ceremony she would have preferred, she was given a secular funeral with Georgia’s highest party officials for pallbearers. Stalin was not in attendance. Keke is buried at a small church on the mountain Mtatsminda.
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The memoirs of Stalin’s mother, Ekaterine (Keke) Jughashvili, that have been preserved in the archive for over 50 years are already available for sale. Keke dictated her memoirs in 1935, two years before she died. 
Keke recalls Soso’s (Stalin’s) childhood with love, and speaks of the difficulties she overcame to provide her son with a good education, proper guidance and a place in society. She recounts her marriage to Vissarion Jughashvili, for whom she expresses little love or sympathy, and candidly tells the story of Soso’s birth, how he was raised and how he fell ill.
Keke had hoped that her son would become a bishop. Although this was never to be, she supported her son in his pursuits nonetheless. Soon after he became involved in politics, Soso began to visit his mother more and more rarely. This concerned Keke, but she tried to be patient and understanding, and cared well for the letters she received from her son, the big political figure.
In May of 1937, Keke contracted pneumonia and died. Rather than the religious ceremony she would have preferred, she was given a secular funeral with Georgia’s highest party officials for pallbearers. Stalin was not in attendance. Keke is buried at a small church on the mountain Mtatsminda.
This edition is an original version. An English version is available on amazon.com.
The book has been published by the Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House.

The MIA Archive produced a guide book The Ministers of Internal Affairs and Security Organs in the 20th Century of Georgia based on archival materials.
The book has been produced based on various and unpublished documents. The publication provides many matters in deed which were unknown to the society, as well as to the historians. The reader can learn the story of how state law-enforcement and security organs were established and developed since the period of David the Builder.
Significant portion of the book is devoted to the biographies of the Interior and Security Ministers of Georgia who headed the ministries from 1918 up to 2000. The book also provides the names of the persons who ruled the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as Ministry of Security in Trans-Caucasus, Abkhazia, Autonomous Republics of Adjara and South Ossetia.
The book is rich in photos.
This publication provides a brief overview of the dissident movements in Czechoslovakia and Georgia. The first part of the book consists of the chapters, concerning peaceful protests of the Czechs against the Soviet occupiers, by Jan Kalous and Adam Hradilek.
In his chapter Czechoslovakia-Occupants 4:3, Jan Kalous describes how Czechs and Slovaks took to the streets to celebrate the victory of their country’s hockey team over the Soviets.
Adam Hradilek’s chapter Violence does not change the spirit covers an interview with Zdena Tominová who speaks about her contribution to the dissident movement in Czechoslovakia.
The second part of the book, written by Vladimer Luarsabishvili, provides three chapters: The dissident movement in Soviet Russia, An overview of the dissident movement in Georgia and The case of the dissident Revaz Tsintsadze.

ღონისძიების - ,,აღადგინე ისტორია არქივთან ერთად“- ფარგლებში მომზადდა სპეციალური საარქივო გამოცემა სახელწოდებით ,,არქივის კვალდაკვალ - ზესტაფონი“. მასში წარმოდგენილია მცირე ნაწილი იმ დოკუმენტებისა, რომლებიც ეხება ზესტაფონის რაიონს (შორაპნის მაზრას) და დაცულია შინაგან საქმეთა სამინისტროს არქივში.

დოკუმენტების კრებული ღირებულია  იმ პირთათვის, რომელთაც  აინტერესებთ შორაპნის მაზრაში გასული საუკუნის განმავლობაში მომხდარი მნიშვნელოვანი მოვლენები: როგორ აღინიშნა დამოუკიდებლობის დღე - 26 მაისი გასაბჭოებიდან ერთი წლის თავზე, რა მონაწილეობა მიიღო შორაპნის მაზრამ 1924 წლის აგვისტოს აჯანყებაში, რატომ დახვრიტეს ქუთათელი მიტროპოლიტი ნაზარი და როგორ იხურებოდა ეკლესია-მონასტრები, წარმოდგენილია ,,სოციალურად მავნე ელემენტების“ - გადასახლებულ თავად-აზნაურთა, 1937-38 წლებში რეპრესირებულთა, მეორე მსოფლიო ომში უგზო-უკვლოდ დაკარგულთა სიები, სპეც.ოპერაცია ,,Гроза“-ს  (,,ელვა“) დროს ერთ ღამეში გადასახლებულ ზესტაფონელთა გვარ-სახელები...

მკითხველს საშუალება აქვს, გაეცნოს მეცნიერისა და საზოგადო მოღვაწის, პავლე ინგოროყვას ნაშრომის - ,,საქართველოს რაიონების“ იმ ნაწილს, რომელიც ზესტაფონს ეხება.
The Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia continues a project “Restore history together with Archives”. Within the framework of the project, the MIA Archive published the book “In the wake of the Archive - Chokhatauri”. The publication provides the documents which are preserved in the MIA Archive and concerns the Chokhatauri region.
The collection will be interesting not only for Chokhatauri, but for the entire Guria as well, because presented documents are about the events that took place in Guria mazra last century. These documents were classified “Top Secret” for decades.
“In the wake of the Archive - Chokhatauri” provides information about the period after compulsory Sovietization of Georgia, particularly: how August Uprising of 1924 was prepared, how Soviet government oppressed the Georgian Orthodox Church and what methods were applied for holding anti-religion campaign. The book also includes lists of executed persons (between 1937 and 1938) and execution protocols, as well as memoirs of revolutionaries from Guria region. We will recall famous patriot Ekvtime Takaishvili who did his best to save the Georgian treasury.
Noteworthy is that the speech on political activity and education of the Guria residents delivered by Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and Georgian Bolshevik Mikheil Kakhiani was made public for the first time.
We hope that the publication which is composed by the MIA Archive will arouse the reader’s interest.
The Secret History of the Georgian SSR” is a special edition of MIA Archive. The book combines interesting articles from The Archival Bulletin. Due to the fact that society showed a keen interest in the journal, we decided to bind up all the articles, which had an especially good review, into one book and offer it to devoted readers.
In fact, this publication examines modern history of Georgia between 1921 and 1989.

The Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia published a book entitled “The occupation of Georgia through the lens of the Bolsheviks (1921)”. The book provides information concerning the entering of the Red Army in Georgia. The publication consists of four memoirs. These are: “Ivan Zolotov’s Memoirs” concerning the crossing of the Mamison Pass, the capturing Kutaisi and Batumi, and the establishment of Soviet power in Adjaristan; “An extract from the Georgian Red Army soldier’s memoirs” concerning the entering the Red Army in Georgia from Borchalo on February 21, 1921, and the establishment of Soviet power in Georgia on February 25; “The Russian Red Army soldier’s memoirs” concerning the attitude of the Caucasus toward Russia and the Red Army; “Mikheil Pavlovich Shreider’s memoirs” concerning the participation of the chekists in the establishment of Soviet power in Georgia.
The MIA Archive published a book “Tulni” that describes how the Soviet authorities fought against criminal gangs in different regions of Georgian in the 1920s. The publication provides the information about the gangs of Shakro Mosulishvili, Ivane Kratsashvili, Taraskhan Eshba, Vasil Kasradze, Evtekhi Sichinava and others. People, as well as the authorities were afraid of them. Although these gangs were involved in criminal activities they often helped political gangs. In the 1930s an operative attorney of State Political Administration, Kirilenko collected information about them. Later, in the 1940s, the NKVD worker of the first department of fighting against the thuggery, Captain Odisharia published a book using collected materials. At present we offer you the collection of these documents in Georgian and Russian.
The work Be Arrested! Be Beaten! Be Executed! was composed based on around 60 volumes of the criminal cases concerning the activities of the NKVD hangmen. The work reflects real facts and the soul of a dead hangman who committed suicide. The reality of life of the NKVD hangmen, as well as their ideology, mentality, personal degradation, torture scenes, and “art of insulting” were a terrible reality of the repressions.
9 April - The monograph contains materials of the Committee for State Security of the Georgian SSR and the Party Archives
regarding tragic events of 9 April 1989 in Tbilisi, as well as encrypted telegrams which were sent from Tbilisi to Moscow and back to
Tbilisi, conclusion made by N. S. Trubin, the USSR prosecutor, materials regarding the plenary session of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of the Georgian SSR, newspaper materials and others.
Within the framework of the project “Restore history together with the archives”, a book “In the wake of the archives - Mtskheta Mtianeti” was published by the MIA Archive. The edition provides archival materials related to modern history of the region.