See Uganda (1971–79: Heddle).
|pre-1991||See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).|
|1992||In October, during the civil war between Georgians and Abkhazians (1992–94), the National Archives in Sukhumi, kept in the Abkhaz Institute of Language and Literature, were burned. An estimated 90 percent was destroyed. Georgian-controlled militia reportedly impeded volunteers from putting the fire out.|
|1993||In "June" Behan Yavakhia, history lecturer at Tbilisi State University, was dismissed together with four other lecturers, possibly as a result of their political views and their public support of ex-President Zviad Gamsakhurdia.|
|1997||In "December" President Eduard Shevardnadze categorically opposed the opening of the former archives of the security service KGB, arguing that it would give rise to "a new wave of resistance, mistrust and hatred" and would "reopen old wounds".|
Auer, L., "Archival Losses and Their Impact on the Work of Archivists and Historians", Archivum, 1996, no.42: 3.
Human Rights Watch, Letter, Committee for International Academic Freedom to Rector of Tbilisi State University (2 August 1993).