In April 14-15th, "the club of the military history of the 17th airborne division" (Klub vojenské historie 17th Airborne Division o.s.) held an annual reconstruction of battles between the German and American troops of 1945. In 1945 the third American army liberated the Czech cities: Ceske Budejovice, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary and was ready to proceede further to Prague. But in May, 5th, commander of General Staff of Red Army A. Antonov demanded
from general Eisenhower "not to move allied troops in Czechoslovakia to the east from the iniatially planned line". Everybody understood that those who would liberate Prague would be able to impose their political and economical rules on the Czech government. There were three alternatives: "western democracy", "market economy" and "the most advanced public system" - Leninism-Stalinism. Stalinism won.
Unadmitted republic where clannish regime cancels elections, overthrowns and keeps under arrest the legally chosen president, breaks up political meetings, blocks the boarders, arrests and beats oppositionists, trying to keep the power no matter how high the cost is - how does it feel to come here? Anyone who comes to Tskhinvali for work should obtain accreditation. The customs officers work hard here. They
check each bus, but checking one bus goes faster than checking one journalist without accreditation. Central Election Commission is not going to make the same mistakes as during the December elections. They said one vote was priced at 1000 rubles (33 USD), but nobody told who was willing to buy the votes. However police of South Ossetia denies this information, of course.