South Ossetia Catcher in Blood

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The film tells about the tragedy of the people of South Ossetia, who fell victim to the Georgian aggression of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Part I Newsreels: South Ossetia, 1989-1992: destroyed and burned houses, buildings, bodies of people killed during the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict. The shelling of the city of Tskhinvali. The pogrom in the children's clinic and the building of the drama theater. Georgia, 1990. Zviad Gamsakhurdia and His Holiness Catholicos - Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, who issued an order that anathematizes and declares everyone who kills a Georgian as an enemy of the Georgian people. Meeting of people. Georgia, December 11, 1990: on the day of the decision to abolish the South Ossetian Autonomous Region, Z. Gamsakhurdia approaches the media in the hall; people in the hall. (283.5 m) Part II Newsreel footage: South Ossetia, 1990-1992: Academician Vasily Ivanovich Abaev is seeing off guests from Tbilisi at his house. Barricades in Tskhinvali. The shelling of the city in the evening. Ruined quarter of the city. Graves in the city where militias, civilians, refugees are buried. The basement of the maternity hospital, where pregnant women, women in labor and newborn children are forced to stay, fleeing shelling. Hostage exchange, in which the lieutenant of the Russian army, peacekeeper Yuri Veklich takes part. The body of the killed driver of one of Laliev's humanitarian aid convoy on a stretcher. View of the body of Lieutenant Veklich, brutally murdered near the village of Kekhvi. (284.5 m) Part III Newsreel footage: South Ossetia, 1990-1992: a rally of Tskhinvali residents asking for help. People at the service in an Orthodox church. The priest says that the representatives of the Georgian Orthodox Church, unfortunately, have become involved in politics. View of the poster on the building of the school "South Ossetia - the sister of Khatyn". Moscow, June 9, 1989: speech by the USSR People's Deputy Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (sinhr.). (270.5 m) Part IV Newsreel footage: South Ossetia, 1990-1992. Destruction. Soldiers of subdivisions of the USSR internal troops, observing neutrality, at military equipment. A convoy of vehicles with humanitarian aid is driving along the high-mountainous Transcaucasian highway. (278.3 m) Part V Newsreel footage: South Ossetia, 1990-1992. Cabins for people who have lost their homes. The head of Georgia, Eduard Amvrosievich Shevardnadze, talks with the residents of Tskhinvali, promising them peace. The bombing of the city. A woman collects the remains of her relatives in the ashes of the house. (274.9 m) Part VI Newsreels: South Ossetia, 1990-1992. Units of the Russian army that did not take part in the conflict leave South Ossetia. The chairman of the Supreme Soviet of South Ossetia, Torez Kulumbekov, answering the correspondent's questions, speaks of the lack of hope, the need to save people and a ceasefire (sinhr., Behind the scenes). Georgia, Tbilisi, June, 1992: President of the Russian Federation Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin and E.A. Shevardnadze greets each other warmly. (276.6 m).
S. Tsoriev
Film ID
armed forces
, national policy
, military conflicts
Number of Parts
G. Gavrilov, S. Tsoriev
Other Creators
editor G. Zinchenko, editor E. Troshkina, director L. Dorofeeva
Release Date
Has Sound

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