Bloody Christmas of 1991

Genocide: as it was. 21 year later
Christmas of 1991 added a bloody page in the history of Ossetia.
January, 6, 1991 – is the beginning of the overt armed aggression of Georgia against the people of South Ossetia. On the night of January, 6 internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, which had had to support stability, without notice of the Republican leadership deserted their posts and went to the barracks. At 4 o'clock in the morning 3-thousand group of the Georgian militia among which there were the Georgian gunmen, criminals and addicts, amnestied the day before and disguised as militiamen, entered the town. They had considerable quantity of military equipment and dogs. Georgian "militia" occupied the central part of the town, blocked all roads and crossroads. Tortures, arrests, violence, murders, arsons began. In the afternoon of January, 6 the Georgian "militiamen" opened fire on the unarmed people. One man was killed, several were wounded. Their first victim became Kochiev Grisha Fedorovich, 32 years old, an inhabitant of Tskhinval, who under fire had covered his children with his body. The same night four persons were also wounded.

The list of the first victims of the Georgian aggression on January, 6-8, 1991:
Kochiev Grisha Fedorovich, 32 years old, January, 6, an inhabitant of Tskhinval;
Gaboev Murat Gavrilovich, 17 years old, January, 7, an inhabitant of the village Snek (Tshkinvalskiy District, RSO), killed in Tskhinval;
Bogiaev Vyacheslav Sadulovich, 37 years old, January, 8, an inhabitant of Tskhinval;
Tasoev Inal Inalovich, 30 years old, January, 8, an inhabitant of Tskhinval;
Khubaev Erdi Alekseevich, 87 years old, January, 8, an inhabitant of Eredvi;
The same days have been wounded:
January, 6
- Gagiev Vitaly Evgenevich, 25 years old, gunshot wound of lower extremities;
- Khodov Alfik Amiranovich, 24 years old, gunshot wound of the neck, resuscitation department;
- Tedeev Ilya Semenovich, 52 years old, gunshot wounds of the stomach;
- Doguzov Taimuraz Efimovich, 24 years old, was beaten by the Georgian gunmen, brain concussion;
January, 7
- Kokoev Inal Omarovich, 25 years old, a gunshot wound of the lower extremities;
- Kokoev Inal Khazbievich, 18 years old, a gunshot wound of the right shin;
- Gabaraev William Aleksandrovich, 18 years old, a gunshot wound of the lower extremities;
- Pukhaev Albert Alekseevich, 40 years old, a perforating gunshot wound of the right shoulder;
- Bekoev Gavril Vasilyevich, 59 years old, a gunshot wound of the abdominal cavity and the thorax;
- Tomaev Lev Vladimirovich, a gunshot wound of the abdominal cavity;
- Zasseev Avtandil Nodarovich, shrapnel wounds of the body;
- Dzagoev Vladimir Sardionovich, 36 years old, a gunshot wound of the abdominal cavity;
- Tskhovrebov Ivan Nikiforovich, 65 years old, a thorax gunshot wound;
- Gabaraev Mukhar Iljich, 49 years old, gunshot wounds of facing part of the head;
- Tskhovrebov Inal Dmitrievich, 25 years old, shrapnel wounds of facing part of the head;
- Besaev George Tsitsoevich, 44 years old, a forearm gunshot wound;
- Kobesov Murat Georgievich, 25 years, a gunshot wound of the left hip;
- Tskhovrebova Claudia Sergeevna, 55 years old, a gunshot wound of the right forearm;
- Dzhatiev Anisim Antonovich, 56 years old, a gunshot wound of the right forearm;
- Dudaev Merab Jasonovich, 36 years old, a gunshot wound of the left hip;
January, 8
- Doguzov Nugzar Georgievich, 31 year old, a gunshot wound of the right shoulder;
- Abaev Alan Mairbegovich, 28 years old, a laceration of a facing part of the head;
- Bagaev Taimuraz Samsonovich, 33 years old, wound of a facing part of the head;
- Dzhioev Zaur Vasilyevich, 56 years old, head wound;
- Bolataev Andro Vardanovich, 50 years old, a gunshot wound of the left hip;
- Tedeev Ibragim Shotaevich, 27 years old, a gunshot wound of the left hand;
- Turmanov Valery Dmitrievich, 25 years old, a gunshot wound of the right hip.