“The State Duma treated the statement of colleagues from South Ossetia on the recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgia with respect.
At the next meeting of the Council of the State Duma, which consists of the leadership of the Duma, heads of all political factions and heads of committees, we will consider this appeal,” Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin told reporters.
As it was announced on the website of the South Ossetian parliament on August 1, the South Ossetian parliamentarians sent an appeal to the Russian leadership, the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on recognition of the genocide of South Ossetians in 1920 by Georgian nationalists.
In the appeal it is indicated that the 1920 events did not receive a proper assessment, the organizers and executors of the genocide against the Ossetians were not held responsible.
After South Ossetia declared its right to self-determination and accession to Soviet Russia, in June 1920 the Georgian government sent troops to suppress South Ossetia.
“Georgian troops destroyed most of the settlements of South Ossetia,” it is said in the document. Several thousand people became victims, which, according to various estimates, amounted to 8–25% of a population.
“In 1989–1992, Georgia again attempted ethnic cleansing against the Ossetian population, and in 2008 only the Russian intervention, which forced Georgia to peace, prevented the complete extermination of the population of South Ossetia,” it is stated in the appeal.