During those events, the destruction in Gori was much lower than in Tskhinvali. Of course, the missile and bomb strikes, and during a bombardment of bombs fell in the yard, "Khrushchev", which resulted in numerous civilian casualties. However goriytsam especially remembered Aug. 12, when the central square, near the monument to Stalin, was torn in the "strange bomb." "At that time the square was a lot of people. They gathered in groups and discuss what is happening – when that was bombed, and so on.
Suddenly there was a terrible crash. Then I looked out the window and saw that the area which then jump balls, then they go up in the air like a fountain, explode and disintegrate again. Then killed dozens of people, including a Dutch journalist "- says 67-year-old Guram, selling Shawarma in the store, whose windows overlook the square. Georgian authorities claim that on that day in the center of Gori, the Russian army attacked the newest rocket "Iskander" with tape battle part. Official Moscow categorically denies the allegations, calling them speculation and innuendo.
Georgian Interior Ministry, in turn, puts a piece of the rocket. Ongoing international investigation involving the Dutch specialists. But the most interesting in the tragic stories – the impact of what happened to the myth of the Georgian Stalin. Saakashvili against Dzhugashvili eve of the anniversary of the explosion in Gori area, President Mikheil Saakashvili gave a wonderful phrase: "It is often said about the unity of our faith with the Russian.