From the report of the Gori district commissar to the Tiflis provincial commissar on the political situation in the Gori district

Thu, 20/02/2020 - 20:08

In pursuance of the telegraphic order of June 13 of this year, No. 340, I’m reporting on the state of the county:

All the efforts of the county administration to eliminate the criminal activity of harmful elements cannot yet lead to the desired results. There are more criminal elements in the county than conscious citizens. Village citizens, former peasants, are almost completely criminally opposed to the rest of the citizens, their neighbors, former nobles and princes, on the basis of class hatred, which from the very beginning of the revolution and to this day is mainly promoted by former front-line soldiers who returned home and infected with the false idea of ​​Bolshevism ...

The county police are not in a position to disarm all unreliable persons, since in the county there are not a small number of such persons with weapons in their hands. With the suppression of the Tskhinvali uprising, it was necessary to disarm all residents of the Tskhinval and the. mountain -Ossetian regions and continue disarming unreliable persons in other areas …

The newspaper "Struggle" June 29, 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.