Under the Soviet Union, it was the 137th Guards District Training Centre, originating from the Soviet 1st Guards Mechanized Corps.
At the OSCE Summit in Istanbul (1999), the Russian Federation and Georgia released a joint statement that Russian military bases at Gudauta and Vaziani will be disbanded and withdrawn by 1 July 2001.
Russia finally ceded control on June 29, 2001. A battalion of Georgia's 11th brigade then took possession. This brigade provides the core of Georgia's rapid-deployment force.
In July 2008, it was the site of Immediate Response 2008, which were U.S. training operations for Georgian forces.
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