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Published in April 2021

"Luka Tsikhistavi

For the History of Georgian Periodicals 1819-1863" (in Georgian).

The book presents the work of Georgian scientist and historian Luka Tsikhistavi, written in 1930s, shortly before the Stalinist political repression (known as the Great Purge or the Great Terror) and imprisonment for 20 years in Siberian GULAG. The complete original manuscript is being published for the first time. It includes three parts (shortened versions of two of which were already published in 1935 and 1937). The book includes the original manuscripts and introduction, providing substantiated assumptions that this work constituted the basis for the arrest of Luka Tsikhistavi and his deportation to the GULAG (1937 – 1957). This publication is intended for historians, as well as a wide range of readers. The book is being published to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Luka Tsikhistavi’s birth.


Editor: Nina Tsikhistavi-Khutsishvili

The book was compiled by the granddaughters of Luka Tsikhistavi:

Nana Tsikhistavi, Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor

Nina Tsikhistavi-Khutsishvili, PhD(c) in Social and Political Sciences (SPS), M.Sc.

Tamara Tsikhistavi, MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, M.Sc.

The Book Reviewer: Anton Vacharadze, MA in history, Head of Memory and Disinformation Studies, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)


Published in 2011:

"Letters to Family (1937-1957) by Luka Tsikhistavi" (in Georgian).

The book contains all of Luka Tsikhistavi's original letters, written during his 20 years of imprisonment. Apart of both digitalized handwritings and text versions of the letters, the book contains his biography, photos, as well as copies of the case materials issued by the “TROIKA” in 1937.


Upcoming Publications:

Luka Tsikhistavi - The Chrestomathy of the History of Georgia.

Luka Tsikhistavi - The History of the Growth of Public Opinion.

International Center on Conflict and Negotiation


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