Georgia’s Phantom Treaty —

“From now on, the Georgian Nation is accepted by the great nations, as equal – among equals”.

Those were the spirited words of Noe Zhordania, President of the Government of Democratic Republic of Georgia, upon the de facto recognition of Georgia by the Allied Powers at the Paris Peace Conference in January 1920.

On 7 May 1920 Soviet Russia and the Democratic Republic of Georgia concluded the Treaty of Moscow in which the Soviets renounced any sovereignty over Georgian territory demarcated in the treaty.

“Russia recognizes unconditionally the existence and independence of the Georgian state, and voluntarily renounces all sovereign rights which belonged to Russia with respect to the Georgian people and territory.”


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