Daily LIFT #658
Red Army troops after liberating Tbilisi (then know as Tiflis) February 25, 1921 -- Daily LIFT #658
On February 25, 1921 the Red Army forces of the Bolshevik Revolution liberated the Georgian capital of Tbilisi after a week long offensive and proclaimed the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.
They sent a cable to Moscow that read: "The Red Banner of Soviets is flying over Tiflis. Long Live Soviet Georgia!".