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

Thu, 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.

In order to remove the refugees from the plight in which they are, the Refugee Assistance Committee considers it necessary to raise with the Georgian government the question of the return of those refugees who wish to return to their homeland.

It is necessary: ​​1) The Georgian Government should guarantee refugees, upon returning to their homeland, complete personal and property immunity. There were cases in the Kemulta society when the refugees returned to their homeland - Georgian troops took away their cattle and made violence and arrests. 2) The troops of the Georgian government should withdraw from South Ossetia and peace order must be restored there.

The Committee requests the Terek Regional Revolutionary Committee to take appropriate steps to the above as a matter of urgency.

Chairman of the Refugee Committee and the South Ossetian District Committee of the RCP (b) V. Sanakoev. Secretary A. Dzhatiev.

(The struggle of the working people of South Ossetia for Soviet power. 1917-1921: Documents and materials. Stalinir: State Publishing House of South Ossetia, 1957, p. 138.)

From the book by Ruslan Bzarov "The Ossetian genocide: 1920"