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).
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.
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.
General 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.
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)
The memorial complex consists of 3 parts:
Three Servicemen memorial
Vietnam Women’s Memorial
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.
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”→