April 9 Memorial in Ninotsminda

April 9 Memorial in Ninotsminda. Photo: Mamuka Samkharauli
April 9 Memorial in Ninotsminda. Photo: Mamuka Samkharauli

Name: April 9 Memorial

Location: Ninotsminda (Samtske-Javakheti region), Georgia.

The memorial represents a black marble stone with the inscription into Georgian language. It states: “Dedicated to the Memory of those, who died on April 9, 1989”.

Additional information: The memorial is devoted to the victims of the tragedy, which occurred On April 9, 1989. On that day Soviet army attacked to the peaceful protesters in front of the Parliament House, Tbilisi, Georgia. Thousands of people on Rustaveli Avenue demanded restoration of independence of Georgia. Militaries used spades, tanks and poisoned gas. As a result, 21 persons died – 17 women and 4 men. Their age range: from 16 to 61 years old. among them a pregnant woman, schoolgirls, students).

 

John Lennon Wall in Tbilisi

img_20161021_142647Name: John Lennon Wall

Location: Mziuri Park, Tbilisi, Georgia

Opening date: October 9, 2016

The wall represents a symbol of freedom, peace and love. It contains quotes of John Lennon.

Organizers: New Mziuri, Georgian fan-club of The Beatles and company Geb Group

The wall is painted by street artists – Gagosh (George Gagoshidze) and Afour (Lasha Babuadze)

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Memorial of Levan Midelashvili

Memorial of Levan Midelashvili. Photo: Salome Mindiashvili
Memorial of Levan Midelashvili. Photo: Salome Mindiashvili

 Name: Memorial of Levan Midelashvili

Location: Tserovani settlement, Akhalgori Municipality, Georgia.

Opening date: August 8, 2016 (8th anniversary of August War).

The memorial represents a stone monument, with portrait and name of Levan Midelashvili.

Inscription below states into Georgian: “Glory to the Heroes Devoted to Motherland”

Additional information: Tserovani Settlement is one of the villages built for internally displaced persons after Russo-Georgian war, which occurred in August 2008. Corporal Levan Midelashvili served in Georgian army when the war started. He was born in the village Midelaani, Akhalgori Municipality. He died in the war. He was only 19. Was Awarded Medal for Military Bravery.

Memorial of Major-General Tsulukidze in Tbilisi

This photo is taken at #117 Agmashenebeli Street, Tbilisi, Georgia. It states:

Georgian military figure, member of Military Center of Independence Committee, Major-General Varden Tsulukidze (1865-1923) lived in this house.

On May 20, 1923 he was executed for preparation of anti-Soviet rebellion, along with other members of the Military Center.

 IMG_20160714_203255General Tsulukidze was a prominent Georgian military figure. He served in the military forces, first under Russian Empire, then as officer of Democratic Republic of Georgia. After the Soviet occupation, along with other commanders, formed Military Center, which aimed to liberate Georgia from Bolsheviks. They represented military and public leaders of Georgia: Head of Independence Committee of Georgia – Nikoloz Kartsivadze, General Kote Abkhazi, General Alexander Andronikashvili, Colonel Rostom Muskhelishvili, Colonel George Khimshiashvili and others.

Meanwhile, Bolsheviks discovered the group and executed its members on the territory of Vake Park, Tbilisi.

Three Servicemen memorial

vietnam2 Name: Three servicemen memorial (Three Soldiers Memorial)

Location: Washington DC, United States. It is in the central part of the city, near Lincoln Memorial.

Establishment date: 1984, Veterans Day (NOvember 11)

Sculptor: Frederick Hart

Three Servicemen memorial is part of The  Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The statue includes 3 young american soldiers with combat equipment.

Middle solder (European American) is a Marine. He wears Type M-1955 body armor vest and is armed Colt M1911A1 .45 caliber automatic pistol.

Man on the right (African American) represents US Army Soldier, with Type M69 body armor vest, GI towel and M16A1 rifle.

Serviceman on the left (Latin American) is armed only with an M60 machine gun, wears M17 Protective (Gas) Mask.

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, USA

vietnam2Name: The  Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Location: Washington DC, United States. It is in the central part of the city, near Lincoln Memorial.

Opening date: November 13, 1982

Deesigned by American architect Maya Lin

Devoted to: Servicemen of US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War (1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975)

nurse1The memorial complex consists of 3 parts:

  1. Three Servicemen memorial
  2. Vietnam Women’s Memorial
  3. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Two walls, length of each equals to 246 feet 9 inches (75.21 m), contains names of the servicemen of the Vietnam War. By May 2015 there are exactly 58,307 names, including 8 women. On this website you can find more information about the and the names of soldiers.

Museum of Soviet Occupation in Tbilisi

February 25 is a tragic date of Georgia – day of Soviet occupation. In 1921, exactly 95 years ago Red army invaded Democratic Republic of Georgia. We lost our sovereignty, lost freedom and chance of integration with developed world. Despite the resistance, Georgian army lost war, government escaped to emigration and Soviet rule was imposed over Georgia. Even now, after 25 years of independent history, we have memories, places, affairs related to the Soviet past. But we re-evaluate recollections and remember those, who had been forgotten for political reasons: artists, public figures, talented professionals, ordinary citizens – mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons, grandfathers, patriots who loved their country and sacrificed themselves for its freedom; those who became victims of Soviet repressions and whose names had been banned for decades. The visualisation shows approximate numbers of victims of Soviet period, before the death of Joseph Stalin (1953).  Continue reading “Museum of Soviet Occupation in Tbilisi”