Name: Memorial of the Heroes fighting for the Independence of Georgia, executed by Bolsheviks in 1923
Location: Vake Park, Tbilisi, Georgia
Temporary information boards indicate the place, where memorial will be erected. The memorial will be devoted to the patriots executed on that very place in 1923.
The large board on the wall includes Georgian-language information. The written part sounds as:
“On this place on May 20, 1923 Bolsheviks executed heroes devoted to the independence of Georgia:
- General Konstantin Abkhazi
- General Alexander Andronikashvili
- Major General Gregory Tsulukidze
- Colonel George Khimshiashvili
- Colonel Rostom Muskhelishvili
- Colonel George (Gogi) Khimshiashvili
- Colonel Alexander Machavariani
- Colonel Elizbar Gulisashvili
- Captain of Cavalry Dimitri Chrdileli
- Captain of Cavalry Simon (Simonika) Bagration-Mukhraneli
- Officer Levan Klimiashvili
- Officer Parnaoz Kharalashvili
- Officer Nikoloz Zandukeli
- Iason Kereselidze
- Ivane Kutateladze
- Simon Chiabrishvili
Nobility Council of Georgia
Here will be erected a church according to the decision of Patriarchate of Georgia”.
Paint handwritten “1923” indicates year of their execution.
Damaged information on the ground states that the monument will be constructed on this place.
Additional information: In February 1921 Russian Red Army attacked Democratic Republic of Georgia. Despite desperate fight of Georgian army, Russia occupied the country and imposed own rule. Georgian nobility and various groups continued resistance. One of them was Military Center of Independence committee, members of which were Georgian officers. They planned organization of the rebellion and destruction of the Red Army. But they were arrested ,convicted for the attempt of anti-Soviet rebellion and executed on the territory of Vake Park.
It is said that they sang Anthem of Democratic Republic of Georgia – Glory before the execution.