Alley Devoted to the victims of April 9 Massacre, located in Velistsikhe

Name: Alley devoted to the victims of April 9 Massacre

Location: School of the village Velistsikhe, Gurjaani Municipality, Georgia.

The memorial board was installed in the construction, which dates back to Soviet period. The new board with respective inscription was placed soon after the massacre, which occurred on April 9, 1989 in Tbilisi, Georgia. On that day Russian soldiers attacked peaceful protesters, using tanks, military spades and poisonous gas. As a result, 21 persons were killed – 17 women and 4 men.

April 9 Memorial in Rustavi

img_20170211_181927Name: April 9 Memorial

Location: Alley of Glory, Rustavi, Kvemo Kartli Region, Georgia

Opening date: April 9, 2016

Sculptor: Valeri Jikia

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)

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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).