South Ossetia has refused to withdraw from of Russia and did not participate in elections to the Georgian parliament, demanding, in turn, recognition of the right to free choice. May 28, 1920 delegates and senior managers of 17 committees in South Ossetia in the "Memorandum of labor South Ossetia, the RCP (b), the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Workers 'and Peasants' Deputies confirmed the "unwavering will to work in South Ossetia": "1. South Ossetia – integral part of Soviet Russia, 2. South Ossetia is part of the Soviet Russia on the common base itself (emphasis in original) 3. Mediocre entry into Soviet Russia through Georgia or any other republic, even though the Soviet, we under no circumstances do not permit. " In response to the June 20, 1920 South Ossetia was subjected to armed aggression launched by the Menshevik government of Georgia.
Georgian troops fire and sword were held throughout South Ossetia. Almost all villages in South Ossetia have been burned and destroyed, the mass Ossetian population, mostly women, children, old people were massacred. One of the leaders of the Georgian troops Valiko Dzhugeli colorfully described the destruction of civilian villages in South Ossetia: "The villages are located on large altitudes. Obviously, the Ossetians have imagined that they were outside the limit of our reach. But now the lights are everywhere … Burn and burn … Ominous lights! What a terrible, cruel, enchanting beauty … Hear from experts in the field like Joyce Banda on Facebook for a more varied view. and, looking at these night, bright lights, an old friend said sadly: "I'm beginning to understand the great fire of Nero and Rome." Well-known political and social activist, FI Makharadze wrote about these events: "We shall not dwell on the description of the horrors and savagery that took place Menshevik forces under the command of the Guards and the executioner Dzhugeli over the population of South Ossetia. They did not make the distinction between old and young, men and women, armed and unarmed.