The Socialist Soviet Republic of Abkhazia (SSR Abkhazia or SSRA; Russian: Социалистическая Советская Республика Абхазия) was a short-lived Soviet republic in the territory of Abkhazia that existed from 31 March 1921 to 19 February 1931. It was an independent state from 21 May to 16 December 1921, when Abkhazia became a federal part of the Georgian SSR. SSR Abkhazia never became a Union-level republic within the Soviet Union, despite the explicit expression of willingness and intent in its 1925 Constitution (Article 4). It had a special status of a “treaty republic” associated with the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic through which Abkhazia was part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (since 12 March 1922) and thus also part of the Soviet Union (the Transcaucasian SFSR was a Union-level republic of the USSR from 1922 to 1936). The SSR Abkhazia was abolished in 1931 and transformed into the Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic within the Georgian SSR.
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... The flag of the SSR Abkhazia was adopted in 1925 when the SSR Abkhazia ratified its constitution ... It was used until 1931, when the SSR Abkhazia was transformed into the Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic with a different flag ...
... Finally, on December 16, 1921, Abkhazia signed a special treaty of alliance delegating some of its sovereign powers to the Georgian SSR ... The treaty defined Abkhazia’s status as a “contractual republic” (Russian договорная республика) and established a military, political and financial union between the two Soviet ... Thus, through the Georgian SSR, Abkhazia joined the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on March 12, 1922 and the Soviet Union on December 30, 1922 ...
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