Russia and South Ossetia remembers victims of the August war.In Moscow and Tskhinvali lit mourning svechi.Rossiya and South Ossetia remembers victims of the August war.In Moscow and Tskhinvali lit mourning candles.
beginning of the tragedy was laid a year ago.On the night of the seventh on August 8, Georgia attacked the breakaway republic.The first attack on the South Ossetian capital, g.Tshinvalu was applied without thirty minutes to midnight.
As a result of massive bombardment of Tskhinvali was destroyed and several villages.Turning the situation was only after August 12 on the territory of South Ossetia, Russian troops entered.According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, in the first days of the conflict killed about 1.6 thousand people, more than 30 thousand refugees.
Shortly thereafter, Russia formally recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia adjacent to it.Example of the Russian Federation followed by the Republic of Nicaragua.The sovereignty of the two "Georgian" territories to
Tonight in Moscow held a mass action in memory, known as the "Candle of Memory": at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour gathered more than 8000 people.They lit candles and observed a minute's silence all those who died during the military conflict.
"We must remember the tragedy candles that we light -.. This is our tribute to those who gave their lives I personally was there immediately after the war and had seen with their own eyes what happened there I think it's a huge lesson.to Russia - all need to be aware of the consequences of orange revolutions and puppet regimes ", - commented on the action of one of its members, the leader of" Young Russia ", State Duma deputy Maksim Mishchenko.
Similarly met Dawn August 8, 2009 and Tskhinval.Residents spent the night at the Theater Square of the city.In memory of the victims were also lit candles.Presentations were made by the President of the Republic, Eduard Kokoity.He remembered the August tragedy, said the courage of Ossetian soldiers and Russian help in this brief but bloody war.Names of victims of Georgian aggression will be inscribed in the "Book of sorrow".
By the way, today in the South Ossetian capital, opened a genocide museum.Among its exhibits: photos of dead in August last year, a picture of the war, pieces of unexploded ordnance and unexploded cluster bombs were collected in residential areas of the city.
Meanwhile, in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church held requiems for the victims of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.I was no exception and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the Saviour - it passed the service, which makes the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
"A year ago, the result of aggression unleashed by the evil political will, a lot of people in South Ossetia, Russia and Georgia have lost their sons and daughters. Military force was unleashed on defenseless people and killed in Tskhinval civilians. The Russian peacekeepers in the line of dutyin accordance with international agreements, were the victims of this aggression Many Orthodox Georgians were the participants of the war and also laid down their lives what happened is a tragedy of three Orthodox brotherly nations ", -.. Kirill said.Patriarch urged to pray "for all who died without distinction of nationality."
Prayers for the repose of the victims of the war in Georgia also elevate the temples.He told the head of the Foreign Department of the Georgian Patriarchate, Metropolitan Gerasim of Zugdidi and Tsaish."This war can not be justified Georgian church prays for all those killed and injured, and with the other hand." - Said Bishop.
Meanwhile, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent a message to his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy, thanking him for his participation in the resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict."In those days, the French connection as chairman of the European Union in our efforts to stop the aggression unleashed by Mikheil Saakashvili was effective and efficient. In fact, the agreement of 12 August and 8 September 2008 and remain the only" code of conduct "in the area of Transcaucasia", - the message says.
The document notes that a new geopolitical situation in the South Caucasus.Proceeding from it, it is impossible to ignore the existence of two new independent states - Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Russian leader assured.At the same time, Moscow is seriously concerned about the actions of the Georgian side.
"In this connection I would like to emphasize once again the urgent need for the early conclusion of binding agreements on nonuse of force between Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. These documents should contain clear guarantees of security of the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. I am sure that only the creation of a juridicalfoundations to avoid new outbreaks of violence, prevent a repetition of last year's tragedy ", - underlined in the message.
Today, during the awarding ceremony of Russian troops taking part in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, the Russian president said, Moscow's decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia consistently."Emphasize that this decision can not be revised", - said Dmitry Medvedev.
"The only way we can ensure the safety of people and stability in the Caucasus region. An armed attack on South Ossetia in fact predetermined the transformation of the political map of the Caucasus. Today Russia has the people of South Ossetia, the maximum assistance to the reconstruction of socio-economic infrastructure. Placed on the basis of bilateral agreementsclose to us republics - South Ossetia and Abkhazia - Russian military and border troops to protect against any external threat ", - the Russian leader said.
In turn, in Tbilisi believe the Abkhazia and South Ossetia will remain forever Georgian territories.According to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, his country would not accept the loss of control over these republics.However, the Georgian leader has noticed, to restore the territorial integrity of Tbilisi is not by force but by peaceful means.