Cretan State #53 (1900)

The Cretan State (Κρητική Πολιτεία — Kritiki Politia — in Greek or كريد دولتى‎ — Girit Devleti — in Ottoman Turkish) was established in 1898, following the intervention by the Great Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Russia) on the island of Crete. In 1897, an insurrection in Crete led the Ottoman Empire to declare war on Greece, which led Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia to … Continue reading Cretan State #53 (1900)

Batum #1 (1919)

Batum #1 (1919)

Batum (Batumskaya — Батумская — in Russian) is now called Batumi (ბათუმი in Georgian) and is currently the second largest city of Georgia, as well as the capital of Adjara, an autonomous republic in southwest Georgia. It’s located on the coast of the Black Sea in a subtropical zone near the foot of the Lower Caucasus Mountains.  The city is an important seaport at the end of … Continue reading Batum #1 (1919)