ISSN 1829-4618

THE PROBLEM OF ESTABLISHING TERRITORIAL NEW POWER AND FORMATION OF THE SEIM

By: Vahan Melikyan, Institute of History, NAS RA

In the mid-December of 1917, after signing the Yerznka ceasefire, a recurrent ruling crisis occurred in the Transcaucasus. It was the logical consequence of the stormy events, following the Bolshevik coup, the starting point of which was the confrontation between the provincial government and the Bolshevik central and local forces on the one hand and the establishment of a more stable government on the other. At the plenary session of the Social-Democratic Menshevist organizations held in Tbilisi, the central issue in the party press was solved, it was decided to create a seim and appoint it on the day it was opened. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), despite its objectionable and brutal criticism, nevertheless gave its name to the clergyman. Mensheviks' Georgian wing tactics and agreed to join the Seim.

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