The Georgian diaspora refers to both historical and present emigration from Georgia. The countries with the largest Georgian communities outside Georgia are Turkey and Russia.
For instance, Badri Kutelia, a Georgian sociologist currently living Russia, wrote that: “The number of Georgians living in Russia is somewhere between 600 thousand and 800 thousand.” Mikheil Khubutia, President of the Georgian Union in the Russian Federation, asserts that the official figures estimate the number of Georgians living in Russia atone million.
В стране проживает 48146 осетин, 610 русских, 3 966 грузин, 378 армян.
The membership of small ethnic minorities living in various places across thenational territory is as follows: • Georgians − 501