The War 08.08.08: Will we be saved or remain ashes in the basement? - the eyewitness to the war

06/08/2022 - 23:12

August 2008. How it remained in our memory.

Olga Chibirova, a resident of Tskhinval, cannot forget the summer of 2008 to this day, because the five-day war left a huge imprint on her health. It was on these days, after sitting all day in the well, she got a leg disease and today she can hardly move.

As the eyewitness of the events of 08.08.08 is recalling, on the night of August 7-8, when the Georgian aggressors attacked the sleeping city, Chibirova was at home alone. Her son was fighting, and her grandchildren were sent to North Ossetia.

He was a brave and courageous man: Robert Ostaev about his father, who was killed in the Zar tragedy

20/05/2022 - 16:20

Georgy Biboevich (Gega) is one of the patriots of Ossetia killed by the Georgian aggressors, a father of Robert Ostaev, a deputy of the South Ossetian parliament. On May 20, 1992, on the road through the village of Zar, a convoy of refugees from South Ossetia was stopped by the Georgian armed formations and shot at point-blank range with machine guns. Ostaev's parents were in this ill-fated car.

Georgians shot them right in the car: the eyewitness accounts of the Tsinagar tragedy

28/04/2022 - 23:04

For centuries, the inhabitants of South Ossetia have been fighting for their right to life in their native land. Thanks to the aggressive actions of their southern neighbors, the Ossetians know that hell exists on earth.

On April 28, 1991, the history of South Ossetia was replenished with another tragic date. Seven unarmed residents of the village of Tsinagar in Leningor district – Otar Margiev, Givi Bibilov, Slavik Chertkoev, Zaur Khubulov, Otar Khubulov, Tengiz Dudaev and Taimuraz Khubulov, defending their pastures from cattle rustling, were killed by the Georgian aggressors.

This cannot be forgotten: the eyewitness about the Zar tragedy

20/05/2021 - 18:40

The cars with the bodies of the dead left behind a dense scarlet line of blood. This is how the Zar tragedy was remembered by the eyewitness Gennady Khubaev. On that black May day, the last car following the convoy managed to get away from the fascists, and they informed people in the city about the atrocious crime. Gennady also learned about the incident.

As the eyewitness told the correspondent of the IA "Res", he and his friends had immediately ran towards the hospital.

A short film about the Ossetian genocide (1918-1920) by a journalist Olga Tskhovrebova

07/11/2020 - 12:47

In 1920, South Ossetia was shedding blood tears. Menshevik Georgia was destroying the population of South Ossetia. Representatives of Georgia now present what was happening then as a class struggle between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks. However, the facts speak for themselves. People were killed, guided not by their political views, but exclusively by their nationality.

Fear recedes when people need to be rescued: Ambulance doctor on the service in August 2008

05/08/2020 - 16:58

In the first week of the war in August 2008, ambulance brigades patrolling the streets of the capital, looking for the wounded, said Emzar Kulumbegov, Deputy Director of the South Ossetian Medical Center for Ambulance. Remembering those days is not easy for everyone.

As the head of the service told IA "Res", on the night of August 7-8, he was outside the ambulance building.

On the verge of death: the riot policeman's memories of the August 2008 war

04/08/2020 - 11:53

Valery Maldzigov, a fighter of the South Ossetian Special Forces Militia, spent only one day in the war, but such days are engraved in the memory of the rest of his life. Valery was then only 18 years old.

On August 7, 2008, Maldzigov, together with his comrades-in- arms, returned to the barracks from the post in Ubiat, where they were on duty to have a snack and a little rest. Skirmishes in Ubiat took place from the first days of August, and the guys had to defend the borders.