One hundred years have passed since the day Georgia lost its 3-year independence and was occupied by the Bolshevik Red Army. On February 17, 1921, the 11th army of Soviet Russia annexed Georgia. On February 25, 1921, most of the cadets fighting for Georgia"s independence died heroes on the battlefield.
The Georgian national flag is flying at half-staff at government buildings around the country today in remembrance of the thousands of ordinary citizens and soldiers who died in the battle against Soviet forces in 1921.
Georgian top officials visited the cemetery of the Georgian cadets in Kojori earlier today who died in the battle against the Red Army.