Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Lighting Candles for Ossetian War Victims
8.08.2011 12:03
Lighting Candles for Ossetian War Victims

387 candles were lighted in the Patriarch Ponds in memory of Ossetian war victims. It was done to mark a three-year anniversary of military involvement between Georgia and South Ossetia and to remember soldiers and civilians who had died during the conflict. 


      

On Sunday Russian officers, politicians, actors and other public figures assembled at the Patriarch Ponds in Moscow city centre. At exactly 9 p.m., after a minute of silence, they sent 387 lighting candles down the water, one for each lost person.

      

      The organizers of that memorial event are the Russian participants of military operations in South Ossetia. They said this event was important to make people remember about these sad moments of Russia's modern history.

      

      Late on August 7, 2008, Georgian troops began shelling Tskhinval. On the following day, Russia intervened and repelled the attackers. Before the war ended five days later, hundreds of Ossettians had lost their lives. Following the brief conflict, Moscow and several other countries recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. Since 2008, Russia remains the main guarantor of security in the region.


      

In his interview for Russian radio stations Medvedev said Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili should be brought before an international court for starting the war in 2008. 


      

Source: RIA News


Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: South Ossetia Russian events Moscow   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Actress Vera Glagoleva Passed Away
16.08.2017
33 Million Russians Are Involved In the Informal Labor
30.08.2017
Russian Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova Goes on Amore World Tour
13.03.2017
Judge of Film Festival "Movement" Announced
22.03.2017
Valery Gergiev Became the Richest Cultural Figure of Russia in 2016
03.06.2017



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Jubilee  foreign literature  Cannibal Corpse  taxes  Gzhel Ceramics  Tatarstan  Books  Exhibitions in Moscow  Installations  Moscow State University  Archeology  Resources  Red Square  Russian business  Russin Universities  Russian ballet  Russian festivals  Architecture Monuments  Novgorod  Moscow Marathon  anniversary  Russian customs  nuclear power  Optimization-2012  Moscow  Russian Nature  Russian ballet dancers  European Championship 2016  Norman Format  Rock-n-roll  Archeological Finds  Vladislav Surkov  Russian history  Yelizovo  new flights  Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai)  Russian tourism  Elbrus  Russian education  New Wave Contest  Painting  Russian Literature  City Hunter  Alain Delon  Christmas  Time of Troubles  Russian Cinema  Russian physics  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  International Film Festivals 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites