A public prayer will be served in Tskhinval in memory of the victims of the Zar tragedy  

Sat, 20/05/2023 - 23:51

A memorial service for the innocently murdered in the village of Zar will be held in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Tskhinvali, the press service of the Alan Diocese reports.

The service will begin at 11:00. Around the same time, commemorative events will begin in the village of Zar in the Tskhinval district. Flowers will be laid at the monument to the victims of the tragedy and a memorial service will be held.

On May 20, 1992, during the Georgian aggression on the bypass road near the village of Zar, civilians who tried to escape from the blockaded Tskhinval to Russia were shot from an ambush.

36 people were killed (according to other sources - 33 people). Among the perished were mostly women, children and the elderly. Over the years, this crime has remained unpunished.

A memorial complex was opened at the place  of the tragedy on September 17, 2007. The author of the memorial project is the artist Sarmat Zasseev, who was assisted by the artists Tamerlan Tskhovrebov, Nikolai Ikoev and Akhsartag Alborov. The sculpture depicts a mother covering her child, who extended her hand to God in search of protection and patronage. At the bottom of the pedestal is a list of the victims of the Zar tragedy.

Every year on May 20, mourning rallies are held at the memorial.

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