( Civil ) -. Remains unearthed in the capital of Russia's Chechen Republic Grozny on March 3 have been identified as those of Georgia's first President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Georgian and Russian officials said on March 27.
A forensic examination was carried out in the Russian town of Rostov.
Corpse of Gamsakhurdia will be handed over by the Russian side to the Georgian authorities at the Zemo Larsi border crossing point on March 27.
The issue was agreed during the meeting between Russian Ambassador in Tbilisi Vyacheslav Kovalenko and Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Valeri Chechelashvili.
Reburial is planned for March 31 - the date which is Gamsakhurdia's 68th anniversary.
But it is not yet clear where he will be reburied.
Zviad Gamsakhurdia was ousted as a result of military coup in January, 1992, less than eight months after he was elected as Georgia's President.
After ouster he fled to Armenia, but then moved to Chechnya, which at that time was run by rebel leader Dzhokhar Dudaev.
In 1993 Gamsakhurdia returned back to Georgia in an attempt to regain power, but his forces have failed.
He died in December, 1993 in the mountainous village of western Georgian region of Samegrelo in mysterious circumstances. Besarion Gugushvili, a prime minister in Gamsakhurdia's government, who was accompanying Gamsakhurdia, claims that the latter committed suicide.
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, the late President's son from the first wife, who is now a leader of the opposition Freedom Party, demanded from the Georgian authorities to invite forensics from the United States and examine remains of Gamsakhurdia in order to find out whether it was a violent death or a suicide.