Memorial of the Heroes fighting for Independence of Georgia

memorialName: 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:

  1. General Konstantin Abkhazi
  2. General Alexander Andronikashvili
  3. Major General Gregory Tsulukidze
  4. Colonel George Khimshiashvili
  5. Colonel Rostom Muskhelishvili
  6. Colonel George (Gogi) Khimshiashvili
  7. Colonel Alexander Machavariani
  8. Colonel Elizbar Gulisashvili
  9. Captain of Cavalry Dimitri Chrdileli
  10. Captain of Cavalry Simon (Simonika) Bagration-Mukhraneli
  11. Officer Levan Klimiashvili
  12. Officer Parnaoz Kharalashvili
  13. Officer Nikoloz Zandukeli
  14. Iason Kereselidze
  15. Ivane Kutateladze
  16. 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.

 

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