In connection with the Day of Courage and National Unity

День Мужества и Народного Единства

On November 23, South Ossetia celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the beginning of the South Ossetian people struggle against Georgian aggression. This is one of the most important memorable dates in the history of South Ossetia, which was declared the Day of Courage and National Unity by the Decree of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on November 23, 2010.

On this day in 1989, the Georgian nationalists had organized multi-thousands march-manifestation on Tskhinval. Then several dozen young residents with a human shield blocked the road to the furious crowd at the entrance to Tskhinval. Soon almost the entire population of the city came to the standoff place. The Georgian column was forced to drop back.

On that day, the Ossetian people showed unprecedented unity, which helped them to survive in the hardest struggle. This day in the Republic of South Ossetia is considered the moment of the beginning of the Georgian aggression, during which Georgia carried out genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Ossetian people, and in August 2008 committed a full-scale military aggression, which led to irreparable human losses and huge destruction.

This date symbolizes the unity of the people, everyone's involvement in the fate of their Motherland and the desire for its further prosperity.

On November 23, a rally dedicated to this remarkable date was held at the entrance to Tskhinval city on Prisskaya Hill, in memory of those fellows who defended the Motherland with their own life, and a flower-laying ceremony was held at the chapel of the Memorial Cemetery of the Victims of the Georgian aggression in the courtyard of secondary school No. 5.


Tskhinval, November 23, 2022