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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Georgian villages before and after Russian occupation

Another evidence of ethnic cleansing of Georgians in occupied South Ossetia. Here are satellite pictures taken in 2007 (before the conflict) and in 2009 (after the conflict). Direct link. All Georgian villages were deliberately destroyed and burned down by Ossetian separatists and their Russian friends from the occupation forces.

Tamarasheni, is one of those villages. The village was founded by the medieval queen Tamar of Georgia (1284-1212) as a small town. Hence, the settlement’s name, in Georgian language literally meaning "built by Tamar".

Today Tamarasheni doesn't exist any more.  During the 2008 South Ossetia War, the village was completely destroyed by the Ossetian forces and depopulated of its majority Georgian population. After burning down houses of Georgians in Tamarasheni and killing everyone who was not able to escape the South Ossetian and Russian occupation regime included the former Tamarasheni territory in Tskhinvali as a "Moscow Microdistrict"

See the pictures from the satellite below and think about it... a great example of Russian Nazism in the 21 century

Georgian village Tamarasheni in 2007 - before the war

Destroyed Georgian village Tamarasheni in 2009 (after the war and Russian occupation)