Report of the Gori district commissioner to the Tiflis provincial commissar on the work of the Bolsheviks in the Tskhinval region

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My trip to the Tskhinvali region on June 15, in order to get acquainted with the mood of the inhabitants, in view of various rumors reaching us about the organization of the

anti-government speech by the Ossetians. After carefully checking all kinds of rumors on this issue (I will say) the following: Bolshevik and national semi-intelligent and soldier elements are working in the entire Tskhinval region. There is evidence that the Tiflis Bolsheviks and the great-power Social Revolutionaries are working in the Tskhinval region, which are certainly sewing anarchy * among both Ossetians and Georgians. Life requires serious and immediate measures by the authorities, at least in Tskhinvalof a permanent military unit or other kind of armed force ... (signature)

TsGAOOR and SS. SSR, F 28, d. 75, l. 8. The original, typewritten.


The Mensheviks called the Bolshevik movement the anarchy.

June 1918

From the book "The struggle of the working people of South Ossetia for Soviet power" (1917-1921). Documents and materials. Compiled by I.N. Tskhovrebov.