Day of remembrance of the victims of the Ered tragedy in South Ossetia (18/03)

March 18 is the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Yered tragedy in South Ossetia. Meetings and mourning events dedicated to this date are held in the republic.

This tragedy still lives as an unhealed wound in the hearts of not only the direct witnesses of this inhuman act ... The tragedy deeply shook the hearts of the current rising generation of Ossetians.

During the Georgian aggression, many military and civil crimes have been committed. One of such crimes of the Georgian government against the Ossetian people was committed on March 18, 1991.

On March 18, 1991, Georgian armed formations seized a truck with Ossetian civilians on their way to their villages. After brutal torture and abuse, 12 people were buried alive in one, which became a common grave for them, in the village of Ered.

It was possible to find the burial place and identify the dead only two years later, in 1993. Commemorative events are also held here on this day.