Iv.Javakhishvili INSTITUTE OF HISTORY. AND ETHNO.

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Materials of Christianity & Christian church in Abkhazia

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A priest Gabriel Gegenava, the ambassador of the ruler of Megrelia (West Georgia) Levan II Dadiani was in Moscow in 1638-1639. He was received by Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich (1613-1645) on December 12, 1638. The ambassador passed on the deed from Levan II Dadiani to the Russian Tsar where he was requesting to accept his princedom under the protection of Russia. In this document Levan names himself as a ruler of three Iberian (Georgian) countries-Imereti, Guria and Megrelia including Abkhazia.

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June 21, 2009 Posted by | 2.1 ABKHAZIA | Leave a comment