Nikolai Dzagoev: horrifying assassination of the citizens of South Ossetia was carried out May 20

17/05/2012 - 17:57

The Zar tragedy of May 20, 1992. Witnesses' memoirs.

Nikolai Dzagoev, chief surgeon of the Republican Hospital of South Ossetia, Candidate of Medicine, Member of Parliament:
1992, Tskhinval was under blockade. At all heights of the city were snipers, shelling all the streets. In connection with this situation was urgently constructed the road in Dzau (Dzausky District RSO) through the village of Zar, which was called the "lifeline." The Zar road was very rugged, with vehicle queues, but not everyone could drive and sometimes people had to walk.

The victims of the tragedy in Eredvi have been commemorated in South Ossetia

19/03/2012 - 14:22

Action in memory of the victims of tragedy in Eredvi that claimed 12 lives on March 18, 1991 has been held today in South Ossetia. The action was organized by the Department for Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth Policy of South Ossetia.
Youth representatives, along with the victims' families attended the burial place of the remains of 12 Ossetian men, aged 18 to 70 years old, who, after brutal tortures had been buried alive in a pre-dug pit in the Georgian populated settlement Eredvi, Tskhinvalskiy District of South Ossetia.

Bloody Christmas of 1991

07/01/2012 - 11:53

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.