Russian troops get heroes’ welcome

Russian troops returning from their operation in Georgia have received a heroes welcome back home. One of the last Russian units to leave South Ossetia was greeted on the Transcaucasion highway by North Ossetians.

The people said they were thankful to the soldiers who risked their lives to stop Georgian aggression against South Ossetians.

Soldiers were offered Ossetian treats and beer by locals wearing traditional dress.

Sixty-four Russian soldiers lost their lives and more than 300 were wounded in the brief war.