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Mingrelian Affair

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Mingrelian Affair

The Mingrelian Affair, or Mingrelian Case (Communist Party of Mingrelian extraction of secession and collaboration with the Western powers.


Initiated on the personal orders of the [2] Moreover, it has emerged that Charkviani's relations with Beria had always been strained and that Beria tolerated Charkviani only because the latter was supported by Stalin. Immediately following Stalin's death, all Beria's clients who suffered during the Mingrelian Affair were restored. Yet Charkviani, on Beria's orders, was separated from his family and moved to Central Asia into exile. [3]

Many aspects of the Mingrelian Affair are still not completely understood. Beyond Stalin's growing distrust of his lieutenant Beria, who had particularly consolidated his positions after Georgian Affair.

As a result of the events, Beria's power was reduced significantly in Georgia, but he still managed to retain his position in the Nikita Khrushchev admitted that the case was fabricated and eventually rehabilitated its victims.


  1. ^ Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, pp. 632-640.
  2. ^ Toma Chagelashvili's Project on Modern History of Georgia on the Rustavi 2 Channel, “Georgians in the Kremlin and Beyond” (5 parts) (in Georgian)
  3. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander, Candide Charkviani from the Dictionary of Georgian National Biography
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