Public Lecture-Discussion at Book House “Ligamus”
24 February 2016

Within the “Knowledge Week”, public lecture-discussion “February-March of 1921 – Combat for Independence” was held at the Book House “Ligamus” of Ilia State University. The event was held under the guidance of Strategic Communication Department of the MoD. The cadets of Davit Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy and Cadets Military Lyceum attended the lecture together with the students of various universities.

Doctoral candidate of Tbilisi State University and honorarium-receiver from the Defence Ministry, Dimitri Silakadze delivered lecture on the armament of the Georgian Army during the Russia-Georgia War in February-March of 1921. Doctor of History Mikheil Bakhtadze familiarized the juveniles with those combat operations of 1921 which were less known for the society. He also stressed on the mistakes made by the Georgian Army on February 11-16, 1921 and the decision made by General Giorgi Kvinitadze to leave Tbilisi on February 24.

The representative Defence Policy and Planning Department of the MoD, Beka Kobakhidze talked about the international circumstances before the occupation. While delivering lecture he highlighted whether the Georgian Democratic Republic was in isolation or not.

The 25th of February as a very important tragic day of the Georgian history was the main topic of the lecture delivered by Historian, Publican and Director of Literature Museum, Professor Lasha Bakradze.

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