Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia Date in the current year: February 25, 2016

Soviet Occupation Day in Georgia Some former republics of the Soviet Union have remembrance days, connected with the Soviet occupation time. Among these countries is Georgia, that observes Soviet Occupation Day on February 25.

Red Army entered Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on February 25, 1921 and installed a communist government. The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic was established on the same day.

Soviet Occupation Day was established in Georgia in 2010 by Presidential Decree. The Georgian parliament voted in favor of observance. This day was observed for the first time in 2011. This remembrance day followed the example of Latvia and Moldova, that use their own date, significant for them (Occupation Day was canceled in Moldova by the Constitutional Court).

Various memorial events are organized to observe Soviet Occupation Day. They include flying national flags half-mast to commemorate hundreds of thousands Georgians, who died due to political repressions of the Communist occupational regime.

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