"Woe to you, teachers of the law and
Pharisees, you hypocrities!
You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the
(the Gospel according to Mathhew)
"I know your deeds, your hard
work and your perserverance
I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have
tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found
(the Revelation of Jesus Christ)
"You have helped people,
Prometh, let them help you now.
(from the Greek myth)
He is born free and will die free. You guess that
is Dzokhar Dudaev, captain Nemo of our days, and this is
Chechnya - Nautilus, the implement of revenge of cruelty of the
Russian Empire, or green Sherwood Forest. The second is noble,
unprotected and pure, combines wisdom of the great scientist and
talent of the writer and stableness of a martyr, trustfulness of a
child. This is a king of Matishon of our days. All his life he
struggled with the communism and liberated from it his small
country. He is an eternal dissident, passed over prisons,
tortures, penal servitude. Coming to the power he refused to pay
for entrance - to kill the little 'czarevich' [prince] that does
nearly every president till nowadays. After 40 years of struggle
he isn't tired to fight as a captain on the burning ship and soon
he goes to the bottom, then I'll lower the flag. This is Zviad
Gamsakhurdia, custodian of Georgian wisdom and Georgian honour. My
sword belongs to them and I always keep them company for they are
ready to die, what for Russia is waiting impatiently.
We'll let ourselves consider the existence of two Russias
- democratic and antidemocratic Russia- before touching up the
subject of the present booklet. Valeria Novodvorskaia's words,
mentioned above, are not accidental, as she is an expresser of
anti-imperialist sentiments of the Russian democrats. It's
necessary to mark here that Russian democrats had been joined by
the absolute majority of Russians that live in Georgia. Most of
them had voted for the independence of Georgia and Zviad
Gamsakhurdia, though somebody is eager to heaten up the rumours
about the oppression of the Russians.
When speaking about the Russian democrats'
aspirations, better to recollect the quotation from the letter of
Andrei Podkopalev: "The USSR had collapsed. National
republics had got independence.
Is that good or bad from the point of view of invisible
operators of processes? Very good!" (Komsomolskaya Pravda,
May 12, 1993).
Russian democrats? Undoubtedly, first of all they take care of the
prestige of Russia, what till now remains an only empire on the
earth. In their opinion Russia must make itself free from imperial
ambitions and build up a democratic country.
"I find we should take down a peg or
two, then we'll become more modest and begin to cultivate our own
garden. For the present we don't own much modesty" (Owner no.
6, 1993), says Russian democrat and patriot Mark Zakharov.
Democratic Russia is struggling for complete
sovereingnity of Russia, though the imperial forces are still
strong. Information from the Russian press. It's not without
reason mentioned that in Peterburg in 1993 was held a meeting of
Russian nationalists, who expressed their readiness to struggle
for restoration of the boundaries from 1945, and were singing
nationalist songs. The leader of this movement is Yuri Belyaev,
the deputy of the Peterburg Soviet. Mr. Belyaev dreams about the
preservation of the empire that does good to his mother country.
As apologists of preservation of the Russian Empire appear people
of no Russian nationality. They lead the publicity into error and
put up resistance to democrats. We offer the speech of the former
chairman of the Council of Nationalities of the Supreme Soviet,
Mr.Ramazan Abdulatipov: "...If someone, for instance in
Georgia, begins to speak about Russians as occupants who by force
joined it to Russia, it should be reminded to them that Georgia in
its time was standing on the verge of physical annihilation and
would be annihilated in reality, if not Russia". (Argumenty
and Fakty no. 7, 1993).
seems to this great politician that if a great country has lent a
helping hand and has saved it from physical annihilation, the
contribution for that is everlasting slavery and obedience.
It should be reminded to Mr.Abdulatipov
however that during the 20th century all the empires
desintegrated, with the exception of the Russian. This is a
natural process and historical necessity, the Russian modernized
empire will also degenerate.
And it is no coincidence that comparisons with the Latin
American countries appear. Professor Karen Khachaturian asserts
that: "...About one more lesson, that Latino-Americans had
studied long ago. About the military coup d'état as the sharpest
manifestation in the class struggle for power, pivot of the
history of Latin- American countries nearly one century and a
half. Something of that kind begins to happen at the southern
frontiers of Russia, in the Caucasus and Central Asia. For
instance in Georgia -after finding the constitutional president Z.
Gamsakhurdia. Conjure up the shadows of drama personages of half a
century, if to substitute Georgia for one of the states of Central
America, Moscow for Washington, Transcaucasian military district
for the military district under U.S. command in the Panama Canal
region". (Novaya Gazeta, July 8, 1993).
Though the preface turned out a little bit
overburdened, I think it's necessary. The aim is to show who was
fighting against whom in Georgia, and had won by whose help.
Against whom was struggling Zviad
During the times of battle with Titans the
lightning of Zeus burnt down every living thing
on the earth and it became deserted.
(From the Greek myth).
Zviad Gamsakhurdia was struggling against
the communists and enemies of people. In battle with Titans Zeusis
were becoming obstacles. He heard the critics of communists may be
from his childhood, instead of lullabies in the house of the
classic of Georgian literature, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia. Merab
Kostava was also brought up in that house.
Zviad and Merab are joining the national
movement from the 9th form. The people of their age remember their
first steps in this movement. At the age of 14 they, together with
likeminded persons, had taken away the bust of Lenin from the
entrance hall and had hidden it away forever. The boys have paid a
heavy price for that, KGB revealed 'the crime', the boys were
saved only by the reputation of Konstantine Gamsakhurdia.
Where are the sources of Zviad
Gamsakhurdia's longing for struggle for freedom of Georgia? In his
childhood, in the house of his father, Konstantine Gamsakhurdia,
were gathering Georgian patriots, and always the questions of the
Motherland's fortune and the ways of its liberation were raised.
In that atmosphere Zviad absorbed craving to emancipate his
homeland and maintained that feeling till the end. He was a
veritable champion and faithful knight of Georgia.
...The unforgettable day of March 9, 1956,
what stipulated then the protest of the Georgian people? It's
paradoxical, but fact - the Georgians were excited by the
dethronement of the cult of Stalin's personality, the man who had
annexed his independent country with the secret support of Lenin,
and beforehand had divided it between Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan
Merab tried to bring demands about the independence of Georgia on
the meeting in Tbilisi... In respond repressions fell upon them,
but even that cannot crush the youth.
Zviad masters some languages, writes verses,
intensively studies philosophy (but not marxism-leninism!),
history. With his uncommon erudition he surprises not only his
friends and historians, but also all outstanding persons of
course appear the enviers... Many of them at the present moment
fill up the ranks of the mafiosi and criminal government and
parliament of E. Shevardnadze.
Zviad Gamsakhurdia with an astonishing exactness predicted the
great unfortune of his country, as he had told at his last session
of the Supreme Soviet: "First of all, in case of my
resignation the criminals will come to power, in the second place
Georgia will be divided into small states, thirdly, they will
begin to quarrel with each other".
And everything had come true. On the basic
positions are criminal elements (about what we can be surprised if
the second figure in the state is the thief-in-law D. Ioseliani?).
Many members of parliament and government are criminals. They rob
honest people and the state, buying abroad cottages, villas and
land. Credits from state banks are distributed to pseudoparties,
to leaders or to false firms. Billions of rubles are used for
private wealth, and people grow poorer, not by days, but by the
The KGB had used
its complete arsenal against dissidents in the times of Brezhnev.
The former general of KGB, mr. Oleg Kalugin, gave an interview to
the correspondent of the newspaper Moscow News (no. 50,
08-12-1993) and marked that: "...Against those such as
Sakharov, Solzhenitsyn and Gamsakhurdia was working the 5th
department of KGB. In its structure was the 12th laboratory that
was researching poisons to influence the brains of the above-
mentioned persons and many others...".
Zviad was 'treated' in Serbsky Institute.
However, not this institute, nor KGB and its 12th laboratory could
break his health and also his will of victory. They were tired to
fight with him.
Gamsakhurdia and M. Kostava, together with their comrades, are
doing impossible things in the condition of the existing regime in
the period from 1956 to 1989 - they kindle the idea of the
national-liberation movement. Nobody, after I.Chavchavadze, could
raise the level of the Georgian national consciousness as Zviad
Gamsakhurdia could. He travelled a lot in all regions of Georgia
and met with many people. Those meetings more and more showed how
in the empire of evil human rights were violated in all places,
and the existing regime was indifferent to solve the problems. And
Zviad Gamsakhurdia establishes the Georgian Helsinki Union in 1976
to defend human rights.
The communist mafia understood that a
serious opponent appeared.
They began to work over and influence the supporters and
friends of Zviad. KGB declares him as being their agent. Servants
of the regime committed real psychological terror. Not only
psychological. They also poisoned all poultry in the yard, and the
yard of Gamsakhurdia was known for everybody by its variety of
representatives of the world of animals. Around the house of
Gamsakhurdia there was often made unbearable noise, but the
experienced former patient of the Serbsky Institute didn't fall
for these provocations. Many sufferings experienced the wife of Z.
Gamsakhurdia - Manana Archvadze-Gamsakhurdia. She always was
together with her husband, and issued handwritten journals with
severe criticism of the regime.
In 1977 the KGB comes to stronger actions - the arrests
of Zviad and Merab. Merab takes all the responsibilities on him,
not to expose the national-liberation movement of Georgia, and
Zviad is released after three years of detention. They forced
Zviad to sign a letter in which he declared to stop his political
dissident activities. Though he more intensifies the struggle for
the freedom of Georgia. The KGB does not leave this unanswered:
still psychological terror, still bribery of comrades,
together with the political and dissident activities, leads
fruitful work as a scientific worker of the Institute of
Literature. Fundamental scientific work about Rustaveli,
translations of American and French poets and 'forbidden' Steiner
- all these find the gratitude of readers.
Under the leadership of Z. Gamsakhurdia and
M. Kostava grandeur meetings are held in Tbilisi on April 4, 1989.
Participants in the national movement demanded the independence of
Georgia. On the 9th of April an army of special destination
disperses the meeting. 21 persons were killed, basically women.
More than 3000 persons are poisoned by gas. The organizers of the
meeting are arrested. Under the demand of world publicity they
were released after two months.
In April 1990, on the initiative of Z. Gamsakhurdia, the
political organisation 'Round Table' was established, that
declares decisive struggle against the communist party of Georgia
and the Soviet regime. On the 28th of October of the same year the
political bloc 'Round Table-Free Georgia' is the winner in
multiparty elections. On the 14th of April, at the first session
of the Supreme Soviet, Z. Gamsakhurdia is elected chairman and on
the 26th of May, 1991, as the President of Georgia.
This was the only case of public
presidential elections in the former USSR. Z.Gamsakhurdia and
parliament, keeping to the international standards from the first
session already, began to struggle for the freedom of Georgia. To
the Russian army, that was dislocated in Georgia, was given the
status of an occupational army. Georgia was recognized by 22
states of the world. The long-suffering Georgian people was
celebrating the victory. But Satan was not asleep.
Shevardnadze, as a chief producer of the
putsch in Tbilisi, December 1991-January 1992, didn't show up in
the arena. Former labours (discredited elements) and also offended
former comrades of the president separately arrived from Tbilisi
in Moscow to see Shevardnadze. Later it became clear that
Shevardnadze promised to many of them the first posts if they
would help to overthrow the legitimate president Gamsakhurdia.
The opposition created an alliance of
corrumpted elements with criminal surroundings, and with the help
of the Transcaucasian military district they attacked the lawful
government in all possible ways:
- economic sabotage (for the reason to
make sure to people that Zviad Gamsakhurdia leads them into a
catastrophe), b) informational blockade and propaganda against
the president as a dictator,
- the inflammation of passions concerning the
infringement upon the interests of national minorities, what
as if exists on the territory of Georgia.
Shevardnadze was supported not only by
internal forces, he called foreign armed forces to overthrow the
legitimate government of his own country. Former mayor of Moscow,
Gavril Popov, later confessed in broadcasts that the coup d'état
in Georgia had cost Moscow 65 million rubles.
On the 22nd December, 1991, the military
coup d'état began. The president had enough forces to subdue the
communist mafias forces' resistance, but having heard that in
fights were involved special troops (spetsnaz) from Moscow, to
avoid bloodshed the president left Tbilisi on the 6th of January
1992. And yet again Moscow decided by whom Georgia would be
governed - E. Shevardnadze, co-author of the scenario of the
Tbilisi putsch, ex-minister of foreign affairs of the USSR and
earlier first secretary of the central committee of the Georgian
Who was fighting against Zviad Gamsakhurdia
that will be, and what was done, that will be done.."
To explain the reasons of temporary defeat
is not possible without characterising the antipode of Z.
Gamsakhurdia - Eduard (Georgi) Shevardnadze. In his youth he
became a Komsomol worker.
the very beginning in his own region, then in Kutaisi and Tbilisi.
He came to the post of first secretary of the Tbilisi party
district committee. Everybody was sure that he has achieved what
he wanted. But they were mistaken - 'flaming communist' must do
something to approve his image of irreconcilable to negative
phenomena, uncompromisable and honest member of the party. And
here was fabricated the case of the brothers Lazishvili -
representatives of 'shady economics'. The 'flaming communist' made
a mistake: Lazishvili brothers were already discredited and the
ordinary first secretary was no hindrance for them. Discredited
friends decided to get out of a 'zealous communist'. And all that
was going on for some months...
With the help of former Komsomol colleagues in Moscow
Shevardnadze is appointed deputy minister of internal affairs in
The fundament of
the alliance between Moscow and Shevardnadze was laid. In
Iskaltubo one of the relatives of Lazishvili killed a man in a car
crash. 'Corrumpted friends' ordered the minister of internal
affairs to hide away this accident. Shevardnadze denunciated of
this event in Moscow to his friend. After two or three days
Shevardnadze becomes the Minister of Internal Affairs.
In that way in Moscow they are firmly
confirmed in the image of the incompromising communist E.A.
massive arrests - from the labours of directorate to the rector of
the Tbilisi Medical Institute - Gelbakhiani, the director of the
weaving fabric - Babunashvili. Useless people are dying one by one
under mysterious circumstances: secretary of the central committee
Gegeshidze, Gigiberia, Gogichaishvili, chairman of the Council of
Ministers of Georgia - Pataridze. On their posts are promoted
'comrades' with a dark past. People understood that Shevardnadze
took his mask, but it is unbelievable that yesterday's
'irreconcilable communist' suddenly found himself among such
people. He knows rather well that enemies should be annihilated
and in an alliance with KGB in Tbilisi is established a special
prison - Special Isolator 1 MIA-USSR, Special Isolator- 2
KGB-USSR. Special corps 11, a butchery for prisoners, where were
used terrible methods of torture: beatings with iron twigs,
piercing with iron 'needles', hanging upside down, cauterization
of the body by burning cigarettes, electro shocks, rape.
To create the image of a principal communist
Shevardnadze uses different means, he aspires to be the first in
everything. So, for example, he is the one and only person who
'Leader', to win the favour of the KGB-bosses, Shevardnadze was
the first in the history of the USSR who shot the hijackers of an
aeroplane, among them the innocent priest Chikhladze. Till that
time there were no examples of shooting hijackers. From
careeristic motives he arrests his friend Kobakhidze and shoots
him. In that criminal, bloody way he came to the post of minister
of foreign affairs of the USSR. By the way, the minister in the
column of 'education' has written the following specialities:
doctor's assistent-veterinary and historian. Here must be
mentioned that both of these specialities he acquired by
correspondence. All this was happening for 20 years, until he put
on the mask of a democrat and was baptized under the name Georgi.
Let's see about what was writing in those times the prisoner of
Shevardnadze's prison, Karlo Tsulaia, to the secretary of UN, Kurt
Waldheim: "From the first day Y.
Tsirekidze began to torture me, he beat me
so severely that I lost my consciousness for some hours, then I
was pricked with iron rods...". That was 1975. The same year
in Georgia appeared an anonymous samizdat under the name 'Tortures
of the convicted in the prisons of Georgia'. As it turned out,
that was done by Zviad Gamsakhurdia. Shevardnadze could not forget
about it. The anger broke out when Zviad Gamsakhurdia became the
first president of Georgia.
...So on the 6th of January 1992, the legitimate
president was overthrown by the help of Russian special troops.
After two months Shevardnadze comes to power. His anger breaks out
on Zviadists with unprecedented severeness. The prisons were
filled again in Georgia. But only with this difference that
Tsirekidze was replaced by Chogovadze. Among the repressed people
is the doctor of medical science, Gedeon Gelbakhiani, beaten to
death by Chogovadze.
claims that he has changed. However, the density of 'lodgers' in
Georgia's prisons point to the contrary. Yes, Shevardnadze has
been changed, but in the worst direction - in that we believe.
The years 1992-93 can be bravely called as
he years of Georgian oprichnina. The executions are made without
any court and investigation. Even notorious 'troiki' began to seem
as a norm of the civilized society.
By the words of Shevardnadze in November
1993 he finally had annihilated the Zviadists, and Zviad himself
had disappeared from the political arena. E. Shevardnadze is very
courageous and even declares that "he must put a finish to
his idea". If he means the annihilation of Georgia - he
already has attained that. Georgia is deserted, there nearly
remained no Georgians. It's interesting to see with what other
task he was intrusted.
Abkhazia, Samachablo and Shevardnadze
destroys another one's city, will also destroy his own"
(from an Eastern myth)
Reactionary forces promised (in Dagamis) to
Shevardnadze: if Georgia joins the CIS and concludes a treaty with
Russia, then Samachablo and Abkhazia would be returned to Georgia.
With the purpose of realization of the promised, it was necessary
to lose first and then to return the lost. However, where are the
guarantees? There are not any. To deceive Shevardnadze costs
nothing for the Russian Empire.
As a result of these games not even one Georgian family
is returned to South Ossetia. In addition there were 250 thousand
refugees from Abkhazia. From the side of Shevardnadze all the
terms of Russia were fulfilled. Now it's Russia's turn.
For the beginning of April 1994 there is
nothing done to redeem their pledges from the side of Russia. And
will they be implemented at all? This was the first case when
Shevardnadze was deceived. He knew that he would be deceived, but
he did it deliberately. To no other former republic the price was
so high to become a member of the CIS as it costed Georgia.
Destruction of thousands of young people, narcomanization of the
entire country, the rise of Ioseliani and other supporters,
devastation, starvation, complete paralysis of the economic and
This is not a complete list of E. Shevardnadze's crimes. The
beginning of the war in Abkhazia was the main trump in Georgia's
destruction. Not only material, but also moral and ethic
destruction. The war in Abkhazia served to make Georgia to stand
on its knees and it would ask itself to be a member of CIS.
However, that did not happen. In that
Shevardnadze confessed himself. One can ask who would be against
if he before the warbecame the member of CIS? 'Granddad' Yeltsin
also then could send reinforcement troops, in the same way as was
done in the autumn of 1993.
At the beginning of the war the Abkhazians declared:
"We want to be with Georgia", and when they were
convinced that Shevardnadze was deceived by Moscow, they began to
howl "We want to be with Russia!".
For everybody it is known that Shevardnadze
himself created the necessary prerequisites for the Abkhazian
Supreme Soviet to pass the anticonstitutional laws. The Abkhazian
leader Vladislav Ardzinba was saying about that: "As today's
regime in Georgia came to power with the use of force by a coup d'état
in Tbilisi, because of that any lawful organ of government that
existed before was unacceptable, it should be abolished with the
same methods, so to say using the same force that is going on
More than this,
under this lawlessness they try to bring some 'legitimate' basis.
Coming to power, using violence in Tbilisi, the military council
passed the decision in February 1992 to abolish the Constitution
of GSSR from 1978 and the transmission of the Georgian Republic on
the Constitution of 1921, where such 'subjects' as the Abkhazian
ASSR are not provided at all." Before the beginning of the
war, the president of the Georgian Republic was given a notice to
his people and to the national- liberation movement from Grozny,
that Georgia should not start a war against Abkhazia under not any
decision of the Abkhazian parliament. The president clearly
understood and knew that the secenario of a provocational war in
Abkhazia had been written outside Georgia with the participation
the war, Zviad Gamsakhurdia gave a notice and suggested not to
bring troops into the west of Georgia (Abkhazia), however,
Shevardnadze didn't take all this in consideration. With the help
of that, Shevardnadze and his supporters gave cause to the
Abkhazian side. And Shevardnadze could not set off any lawful norm
against such an anticonstitutional act.
Apparently, all this is fabricated for
years, instead of lawful norms 'democrat' Shevardnadze sets off
tanks against Abkhazia.
he has finished the war with a disgrace. During the unleashment of
the war in Abkhazia some goals were put: a) subjugation of
Georgian people, to make Georgia a satellite of Russia with the
help of the CIS, and in that way to sign a new treaty of
conduct elections in western Georgia to insure legitimacy of
- to liquidate
the insubordination movement of the supporters of the
legitimate president of Georgia.
Here should be mentioned that armed
subdivisions of Shevardnadze constantly bombed (the pilot was
Dzimi Maisuradze) cities and villages, those were controled by his
regime - Sukhumi, Ochamchire region, Kvitouli.
22 thousand of Georgians were killed in
Abkhazia. In Gali region the war broke up in February 1994.
Hundreds of Georgians had died. Deceived Shevardnadze has no army,
some groups of patriots penetrate into Abkhazia (there is nothing
for marauders to steal, as Abkhazians, confederates and Russian
mercenaries together with Kazaks had already stolen everything),
they cannot be reconciled with the position of exile from their
in an unequal war they were annihilated. Abkhazians for the
purpose of revenge, or for the purpose of genocide, are
annihilating the Mengrelian population. And Shevardnadze, who
officially declares about the friendship with Butrus Ghali,
prefers to keep silent about the genocide of Mengrelians in Gali
and its regions.
that 'great democrat' is more troubled with the fate of 68 persons
killed in Sarayevo, than with the fate of his own people. Moscow
arms small nations of the Caucasus, as for uncontroled use of arms
promotes the selfdestruction of these nations. It's interesting
what has been written in the newspaper Moscow News (no. 29 - July
18, 1993) in an interview of a correspondent with retired
lieutenant-colonel Sergei Leonenko:
- corr.: What kind of relationships
are there between Abkhazian and Russian soldiers?
- Leonenko: Fraternally.
- corr.: Do you get arms from
Russian military units?
- Leonenko: The tragedy is that Russia already
has armed the both opposed sides to their teeth.
Leonenko and others like him have
annihilated thousands of Georgians in Abkhazia. But this does not
trouble 'one of the fathers of democracy', E. Shevardnadze, at
all. He is a 'politician' of more global scales. Today the
territorial integrity of Georgia is destroyed. Though Russia had
recognized its integrity, but everything is done for
disintegration. We think that Russia itself gives very bad
examples of violation of the territorial integrity of other
does not form a Georgian army. He knows that in that army 80-90
percent of his opponents may appear and they can easily arrange a
military coup d'état. It's more convenient for him to invite
internal forces. Let's remember about autumn 1993, when on his
knees he asked foreign countries (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan,
Armenia) for support against his own people. To create the
conditions for Russian bases are the direct proof for the above
see how Russian military bases in Georgia are reconstructed, they
say that Russians still occupy Georgia.
However, the peaceloving, hospitable and
human Russian people is not guilty, one mission is decided for
them in the Russian Empire - to bring up a 'cannon-fodder'.
Russian democrats, mouthpieces of Russian
people's will, protested against the formation of three
(unofficially five) military bases in Georgia. These bases are
necessary for Shevardnadze to consolidate his power, but not to
defend the territorial integrity of Georgia. With the formation of
military bases Shevardnadze insulted honest Russian people and
caused great dissatisfaction among Georgians. So behind the back
of Russian and Georgian people, Shevardnadze and Russian
imperialism are doing their own sweet will. Today, after that
everything had been finished to the Georgian people's detriment,
it is difficult to convince Russians that in the zones of conflict
the 'Russian language population' had no defence. The author of
these words was in Sukhumi till its collapse and also witnessed
that for stray bullets and shell splinters everybody is equal.
A majority voted against joining the CIS
(Commonwealth of Independent States) when Shevardnadze rose this
question in Georgian parliament, but Shevardnadze declared that
without joining CIS it would be impossible to solve the problem of
the returnal of Abkhazia as a part of Georgia, and it also would
be impossible for the refugees to return to their land.
What do Russian democrats think about the
split of Georgia and about the reanimation of the Russian Empire?
We believe that they take this to heart more than many Georgian
renegades do. Valeria Novodvorskaia wrote in the newspaper
Izvestija (March 4, 1994): "And if our love to the motherland
should not be considered strange, then it's easier to do it with
the state. People of my class experience unambiguous detestation
to it. What else can I experience, looking at Georgia tortured to
death." And one more line from this article: "The state
has jaws only; no brains, no soul. What else are we good at,
except to tear alive to pieces like it was done to Georgia,
Moldova, Tajikistan?" Russian democrats worry about the fact
that the Moscow government evidently shifts to a policy of
genocide of small nations. Soon we will be witness of the
disappearance of some of these nations.
When Russian democrats are defending the
interests of small nations, they first of all think about the fate
of Russia itself.
don't want honest and decent Russia to have the lifelong stigma of
the destructor of small nations. Russian chauvinists are spoiling
the prestige to all nations who are not guilty in that. But in hot
spots, where the people are brought to despair, it's different for
them to divide people into chauvinists and non-chauvinists. Local
inhabitants accuse Russian people for their troubles. If this
still continues then in the nearest future all small nations will
be set off against Russian people.
This process already began. Russian democrats understand
that very well, this is the reason why they are defending the
interests of small nations and the interests of the entire Russian
people from the chauvinistically disposed Moscow government.
What can be said about the CIS? If it was
the union of real independent states (with their own army,
economy, inviolable frontiers), then the creation of that kind of
union could be welcomed by all nations united in it, but CIS today
is not even the USSR but the worst of it.
Who annihilated Zviad Gamsakhurdia?
Jesus said: "Do
not hold on to me, for I have not
yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell
I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your
(The Gospel According To John)
'...a large number of people followed
including women who mourned and waited for him".
(The Gospel According To Luke)
When we mention Zviad Gamsakhurdia's defeat, we must
realize his defeat as a person, because he disappeared from the
political arena. In spite of this, it does not mean the defeat of
his ideas - the ideas of independence and revival of Georgia with
the help of civilized methods. The reader has already understood
from this brochure who overthrew Zviad, who exiled him, however we
will try, respected reader, to take up some of the facts in
In February 1994
in the weekly journal 'Sobesednik' ('Interlocutor') was published
an article of the former officer of the GRU (Military Intelligence
Service) Viktor Suvorov entitled: "Spetsnaz for all of
us". At the end of this article the author gives a chronicle:
- Mid 1950s: formation of subdivisions in
Soviet spetsnaz (troops of special destination) take part in
military actions against anti-Castro opposition in Cuba;
- 1967-73: same subdivisions are fighting
against Israel at the side of Arabs in Egypt and Syria;
- 1967-75: taking part in Indo-China war
1968: taking part in capturing key positions and leading
figures of Czechoslovakia;
- 1968-1980: taking part in skirmishes at the
- 1975-90: taking part in military actions in Angola;
- 1976-80s: taking part in fights in
taking part in fights in Ethiopia;
- 1978: appearance of special emergency
army in Afghanistan;
- December 1979: seizure of key objectives in Kabul;
- 1978-89: taking part in the war in
taking part of spetsnaz for invasion into Poland (invasion was
presence of spetsnaz officers in military forces helped to
lead preparation during Iran-Iraq war and participated in
organizing of counter-movement of partisans and Kurds;
- 1981-90: taking part in fights against
Nicaraguan 'contras' on the side of the Sandinists;
- Summer 1988: military operation on the
airport Zvartnots in Yerevan;
- December 1988: arrest of the members of
the Karabagh Committee by spetsnaz forces by the order of
taking part in fights in Nagorny Karabagh;
- 9th April 1989: dispersal of peaceful
demonstration in Tbilisi;
- January 1990: military action in Baku;
- January 1991: military action in
1991: during the putsch spetsnaz subdivisions were brought in
fighting position in Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius... In Samara they
took under their control many key positions;
- December 22, 1991 - January 6, 1992:
participation of spetsnaz of Transcaucasian military district
in the operation to overthrow the president of Georgia, Zviad
1992 - November 1993: 15 registered participations of
spetsnaz-members in the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict on
1993: taking part of spetsnaz of the Russian army in fighting
operation against Zviadists on the side of Shevardnad ze's
- End of 1992
till the present day: participation of Russian spetsnaz in
military actions against opposition in Tajikistan;
- January 1994: subdivisions of spetsnaz
airlanding forces were brought in fighting positions and
prepared for landing operations in Latvia concerning a rising
political conflict (arrest of two generals of the Russian
possess authentic facts that with the help of Shevardnadze's
'reputation' military subdivisions, with the help of which
Abkhazians won the war against Georgia, were relocated in Western
Georgia for the annihilation of supporters of the legitimate
government - but still this kind of action was against his own
people. Shevardnadze, with the help of this military subdivision,
was bombing the town of Poti at the end of October and the
beginning of November 1993.
During bombing not only supporters of the legitimate
government died, but also those parts of the population that were
loyal to Shevardnadze's regime. So Shevardnadze, in his fight
against Zviad Gamsakhurdia and his supporters used all kinds of
forbidden methods of war. It's difficult to say whether the former
Soviet minister of foreign affairs read Macchiavelli, but one
thing is obvious: to achieve his mercenary goals he did not
disdain to use his methods.
In this way ended the single combat of
With the help of Russian spetsnaz Shevardnadze gained
With the aim of
Gamsakhurdia's savage reprisal he made a genocide of his own
people, he involved the population in a senseless war, inflicted
reprisals and repression upon political opponents, set some
regions of his own country against each other. So, such victory is
tantamount to a defeat.
great people are distinguished by the fact that the tragedy of the
epoch is turned as their personal life tragedy in them. Often
there are reflected in them all greatness and solidity of time
they live in". These words belong to Zviad Gamsakhurdia
himself. They are mentioned at the address of Lev Tolstoy, however
these words can be addressed to Gamsakhurdia as well.
This is his tragedy, he represents a bearer
of sorrows which are common to all mankind. He perished in one of
the villages of a small region. The eyewitness, prefect of
Tsalendzikha region Z.Guchua, accounts that Zviad decided not to
give up alive and asked the guards to shoot him without any
hesitation when they would be surrounded by Shevardnadze's agents.
Not only the village where the President was was besieged, but
also the entire Samegrelo region. Zviad preferred to transform to
heavenly Georgia, rather than to fall into the hands of
When we present his martyrized death, words from the
Bible come into our memory:
"When they came to the place called The Skull,
there they crucified Him, along with the criminals - one on His
right, the other on His left. Jesus said: "Father forgive
them, for they do not know what they are doing". And they
divided up his clothes by casting lots". (The Gospel
According To Luke).
22, 1994 the first president of Georgia, elected by the absolute
majority of the Georgian population, was buried in Grozny. He was
accepted in Chechnian soil. It's difficult to find an analogy to
Chechenian-Georgian friendship in the last century.
Georgian people grieve over their beloved
president. Georgia is shocked today. Its destruction and
disintegration began from the exile of the president and the
coming to power of the criminal world.
May 26 - on the day of the independence of
Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia addressed people at numerous
demonstrations in Tbilisi: This is the way of barbarians, this is
the way of robbers and predators, but there is the way of Kostava
- people choose your way". ...The intimidated, terrorised
people were forced to choose the way of robbers and predators!
Georgian people have no force against
robbers and bandits: people are doing their best, but what has
been created by them is plundered by the members of the government
and their myrmidons.
money from people and state is invested in western banks or in
real estate (in Cyprus, Spain, Switzerland, America and other
places). Members of parliament, who should think about the welfare
of people, are busy with quarrels and discussions. All this
predicted Gamsakhurdia with surprising precision, however the
opposition did not hear the truth for the bait of KGB.
Can it continue for a long time? By the laws
of life the evil is always conquered by the good. The attitude of
antizviadists towards Zviad bring us into memory the words from
the Bible: "The their eyes were opened and they recognized
Him and He disappeared from their sight". (Gospel
According To Luke).
Gamsakhurdia disappeared, but his disappearance took the mask of
the face of the enemies of the Georgian people. With his
disappearance Zviad Gamsakhurdia finally annihilated the
'conqueror' Shevardnadze. Zviad Gamsakhurdia will appear before
his ancestors as a conqueror.
What can be said about some former
companions of Zviad?
"You have condemned and murdered
who were not opposing you".
(The Apostle Jacob).
to say, they cut the bough on which they sat. There will be a time
when the Georgian people with trembling and love will remember
Zviad Gamsakhurdia, his remains will be brought from Chechnya to
Georgia. As for Shevardnadze: he will suffer the same fate as
from the Russian by the Zviad Gamsakhurdia Society in the