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Russia: Muscovites pay tribute to victims of South Ossetia01:25

Russia: Muscovites pay tribute to victims of South Ossetia

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 8, 2015 at 08:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Muscovites laid flowers and lit candles near the walls of the South Ossetia Embassy in Moscow on Friday night, commemorating the victims of the war of South Ossetia and Georgia on its seventh anniversary.

Around 100 people from different non-governmental organizations, students and other locals attended the event. The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic in Russia Znaur Gassiyev gave a speech in memory of those who were killed during the five days of the confrontation.

Around 2,000 people reportedly died when Georgian troops and separatists militia fighters clashed in South Ossetia in 2008. Following the conflict South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia and was recognized by Russia.

Russia: Muscovites pay tribute to victims of South Ossetia01:25
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Muscovites laid flowers and lit candles near the walls of the South Ossetia Embassy in Moscow on Friday night, commemorating the victims of the war of South Ossetia and Georgia on its seventh anniversary.

Around 100 people from different non-governmental organizations, students and other locals attended the event. The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic in Russia Znaur Gassiyev gave a speech in memory of those who were killed during the five days of the confrontation.

Around 2,000 people reportedly died when Georgian troops and separatists militia fighters clashed in South Ossetia in 2008. Following the conflict South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia and was recognized by Russia.

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