Let the memory candles burn: South Ossetia will remember the August 2008 war

Commemorative events entitled “Let the candles burn”, timed to the anniversary of the August 2008 war, will be held in South Ossetia. From 1 to 7 August, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of South Ossetia will be holding a nationwide action in memory “# 08.08.08.”


[On] August 6, flowers will be laid at all monuments and obelisks in the Republic of South Ossetia: “so that we can visit every grave, in every settlement. Even if there are wildflowers, not necessarily wreaths, just flowers and human memory.”


According to the Minister, the next day at 19.00 in the “Museum of burnt souls” in the village of Tbet an action “Our memory is as bright as a tear” will take place.

“Those who have not forgotten how the cars were burning on the Zar road, how we buried these people, how we wrote statements to the international criminal court and sent them, can come there. To this day, our statements are still in place. Every day that we have lived, we must bring closer the consideration of all applications that were sent immediately after 2008.”

2018: Commemorative event hosted by the Museum of Burnt Souls in South Ossetia for those killed on August 8, 2008 in the conflict with Georgia.