April 9: Before and After

April 9 is a special date for Georgia. On this day in 1991 the republic became independent from the Soviet Union.

It wasn’t easy for the Georgians. They had been fighting for their freedom two years earlier at a non-stop rally. That was how the disintegration of the Soviet empire began. Army units were employed to disperse the protests, which resulted in numerous victims – 20 dead and hundreds injured. Could this bloody event be repeated? What happened in Georgia on April 9 this year? What's going on there now? Find out in a new XL Report on RT.