Tbilisi authorities to unveil plaque commemorating 1920s anti-Soviet movement in Vake Park

  • Dedicated to the legacy of the group's abortive 1924 August Uprising against the Soviet Government, which was imposed following the 1921 invasion and occupation of Georgia by the Red Army, it will bear historical information about its members, such as Kote Apkhazi, Aleksandre Andronikashvili, Varden Tsulukidze and Rostom Muskhelishvili. Photo: Georgiatravelguide.com

Agenda.ge, 25 Jan 2023 - 16:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

A plaque commemorating the leaders and members of the Committee for the Independence of Georgia, a 1920s underground national liberation movement, will be unveiled in Tbilisi’s Vake Park, Mayor Kakha Kaladze revealed on Wednesday.

Dedicated to the legacy of the group's abortive 1924 August Uprising against the Soviet Government, which was imposed following the 1921 invasion and occupation of Georgia by the Red Army, it will bear historical information about its members, such as Kote Apkhazi, Aleksandre Andronikashvili, Varden Tsulukidze and Rostom Muskhelishvili. 

We would like to once again pay our respects to the Georgian heroes who fought for the country’s independence, so that everyone knows the history of their sacrifice and tireless pursuit of freedom", Kaladze said in his announcement. 

Created in the early 1920s, the Committee for the Independence of Georgia was an underground anti-Soviet organisation involved in the preparation and guidance of the abortive 1924 uprising against the Soviet rule.

In February 1923, the early Soviet State Security Service arrested leaders and members of the Committee, who were shot for their anti-Communist activities in May of that year.

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