However, claims Georgian nobility in South Ossetia have been rejected by the Senate, decided to "Georgian princes Machabelovym refuse to recognize harassment of their feudal rights over the Ossetians' (Central State Archive of the GSPC, the Caucasus Fund Committee, on number 844, fol. Continue to learn more with: Connecticut Senator. 68. Essays on the history of Ossetia with. 128). By order of the emperor South Ossetians have been translated into the category of state-owned, state peasants, and thus excluded from the system of feudal dependence, and hence political control of the Georgian nobility, having received a special socio-economic status. It was a prototype for the political autonomy of South Ossetia, owing to its historically specific situation Transcaucasia. "Civil war" after the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917, coming from Russia, Georgia has attempted to annex the territory of South Ossetia, against the wishes of its people, which resulted in a surge protests of the Ossetian people.
These performances from degenerating into armed rebellion in various political centers of South Ossetia – Cornice (1917), Tskhinvali (1918), Java, Hand (1920). Their reason was the "Declaration of the Rights of Peoples Russia ", adopted by the Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR 2 (15) November 1917 providing for the right of the peoples of Russia to self-determination up to secession and the formation of an independent state. It is the proclamation of the law formed the basis of the integration of Russian provinces Georgian Mensheviks, their withdrawal from Russia, and the announcement in 1918 on the establishment of the Georgian Democratic Republic.