Resolution of the Transcaucasian government on renaming the township of Tskhinval into a city with the introduction of a town status

14/02/2020 - 11:18

Having heard the report of the Interior Minister on the question of transforming the township of Tskhinval, Gori district, Tiflis province, into a town with the introduction of a town status , and sharing the opinion of the Minister of Internal Affairs on this subject presented in the report, the Transcaucasian government recognized the need to satisfy the petition of residents of Tskhinval.

II. Transform the township of Tskhinval into a town with the introduction of a town status on the following grounds.

From a report in the newspaper "Struggle" about the rout of the Menshevik detachments in Tskhinval

13/02/2020 - 19:44

Weapon volleys struck, bullets whistled, and Sandro Ketskhoveli fell to the ground as a lifeless corpse. George Machabeli gave orders to the guards who took positions. He stood openly in the middle of the street, waiting for any minute for help from Gori according to the agreed sign (this sign should have been a wire break), but the wires were broken and help did not come. He was losing hope. Then suddenly the red banner appeared, followed by the people.

From a statement by representatives of South Ossetia submitted to the Presidium of the Congress of East Peoples in Baku. - September 5, 1920

13/02/2020 - 19:39

<...> Having concluded peace with Azerbaijan in June this year, the Menshevik government sent all its forces to South Ossetia <...>

On the heights of Tskhinval, an unequal battle ensued, as a result of which the red rebels of South Ossetia, having spent their ammunition, having no food or assistance from anywhere, with their families under the pressure of superior enemy forces, were forced to withdraw the front and retreat to the Terek region.

Six gorges: Dzhava, Roksky, Kesheltskoe, Belotsky, Kornissky and Tsono-Kudarsky suffered a terrible defeat.

Order No. 147 of the Kornis Executive Committee of the Council of Peasant Deputies on the dismissal of Priest Kokoev

13/02/2020 - 18:42

To former priest of the Kornis parish A. Kokoev. According to the decision of the Council of Peasant Deputies, you are considered to have been dismissed from January 1, 1918, and at the same time fined a thousand rubles for embezzlement of public money, and therefore again I ask, firstly, to release now the premises and, secondly, to hand over the fine to a policeman Sandro Tedeev. Otherwise, decisive and final measures will be taken for the non-receipt of money, and non-release of the premises.

Chairman of the Kornis Peasant Council V. Khasiev.

A letter of the South Ossetian district Committee of the RCP (b) to the Terek Regional Revkom. - July 2, 1920

13/02/2020 - 16:39

As a result of the uprising in South Ossetia, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Main Caucasian Range and entered the Terek region, where they experience all kinds of disasters. The refugee movement was caused by the fact that the troops of the Georgian government, after the retreat of the red rebels, exterminated the civilian population and set fire to all villages.

Twenty-one years have passed since the Zar tragedy

20/05/2013 - 11:15

Here were killed thirty three Ossetians. They spent here the last minutes of this world. Twenty-one years ago, on the Zar road, the road of life, there was a tragedy that has shocked everyone. May 20, 1992 the Georgian armed gangs shot the defenseless women, children and the old people, who had been leaving the besieged Tskhinval. In the nineties the confrontation between Georgia and South Ossetia reached its climax. The war forced those who could not protect their home, children or themselves to leave their homes. People were leaving their sons and husbands, brothers and fathers, who were defending their homeland.

Vadim Pukhaev: the first dead and wounded fell down on the floor of the truck, and I realized that we were being fired

19/05/2013 - 20:07

Genocide May 20, 1992
Vadim Pukhaev, born in 1971

May 20, 1992 I, with my brother and my friend, were standing on a railway crossing in Tskhinval, waiting for a bus. We wanted to reach the village of Java along the bypass Zar road. At about 9:00 am a truck drove up to the bus stop, covered with tent: the driver said he would take us to Java. About 25-30 people, including us, sat in the truck body and near the village of Zar the car fan belt broke off. We were forced to stop. A lot of cars were passing in the direction of Java. After some time, the driver started the engine and we moved on. In the truck were also sitting women, children and the old people.

His dreams never came true...

07/08/2012 - 17:50

As a result of the five-day war between Georgia and South Ossetia, which began on the night of August 8, 2008, were killed hundreds of civilians, thousands of people were injured. An active part in repelling the Georgian aggression in August 2008, took a special police unit (OMON). During the fighting near the village of Tbet were killed several members of the riot police. One of them was very young, 19 year-old Soslan Maldzigov from the motorized company.