The Eurasian Institute was founded on September 22, 2009 by Gulbaat Rtskhiladze and Giorgi Vekua. According to the research by damoukidebloba.com, one of the partners of the Eurasian Institute is a Russian organization, Lev Gumilev’s Center, which was founded by Eurasian Center in Moscow in 2011. The center states that popularization of “Eurasianism” is the way of resolving ethnic conflicts. One of the members of the Eurasian Institute is Shota Apkhaidze, who was released from prison with a political prisoner’s status. Apkhaidze was serving a sentence for intrusion to TV Caucasia together with members of Orthodox Parents’ Union and National Orthodox Movement and conducting extremist acts there in 2010.
Eurasian Choice, founders and board members of which include Archil Chkoidze, Maia Khinchagashvili and Boris Manzhukov, is also connected with the Eurasian Institute. Boris Manzhukov, according to the research of damoukidebloba.com, is the Head of Georgian Bureau of a Russian TV Mir. The organization was registered on May 30, 2013.
Archil Chkoidze is, at the same time, the Head of Erekle II Society, founded on December 31, 2008. The main goal of the organization is to popularize Russian culture and art in Georgia and normalize relations with Russia.