Everybody remembers the war in the result of which Ossetia separated from Georgia. Let’s visit Tskhinvali and see how the city has changed.
No major changes can be observed in the city. Many new buildings are erected but traffic roads are very bad. Before the war the place used to have nice roads. In case of rains driving through the city becomes difficult.
The road is covered with piles of sand, chips and plaster. The city is under reconstruction and people are trying to live better.
Building areas are adjacent to abandoned ruins. It seems that nobody is going to clean up the mess here.
An amphibious vehicle LuAZ was very popular in Soviet times.
Some unknown building in the center of the city.
That is what the entire city looks like.
The street leads to the University. A railway station is on the left.
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Russia has allocated a huge sum of money for reconstruction of the city but nobody knows where the money have gone.
Ditches were dug out a year ago. Tubes were mounted without preliminary checking. After the mounting there was a severe leakage that’s why it was decided to start the process from the very beginning. 50% of the houses still have no water in them.
A new stadium.
The school was also repaired.
The University of today.
The University, a former view. Compare the road with the one on the next photo.
Degradation of the road is obvious.
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The central square, what it used to look like.
Houses were repaired but what about the roads?
Grocery, ready-made food and military garments.
The street of Peacemakers.
Se what it used to look like
Its present view. A headquarter of peacemakers was located in the street. Today there are no peacemakers in the Republic anymore, as it is substituted by a regular army. Russian border troops will be renting the land for 99 years.
A military area that will be inhabited by Russian officers is under construction. Russia invests much money into its military presence in the region.
New buildings can be found from time to time.
But the general impression of the city is like this.
Something has to be done with the drain covers.
Let us raise the funds to support our guys who are staying in the Georgian prisons. Don’t be indifferent.
There are many posters in the city that demonstrate negative attitude to Georgia and gratitude to Russia. ‘Restored by a special construction detachment of the Russian Federation’.
Hero Street, former view.
Alania Hotel, former view. Evacuation of refugees.
Present view. No obvious difference is seen. It has no water, heating but staying there is expensive.