Republic of South Ossetia is located оn the southern slopes of the Main Caucasus Range in the area of 3900 square meters. Тhe capital is the city of Tskhinval.
One-tenth of the surface occupied by the Republic of the foothills.
The rest of the territory - the mountainous terrain height from 850 to 3938 meters above sea level.
The highest point - Mount Halatsa (3938 m).

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

The European Commission released a report on Georgia’s implementation of the action plan on visa liberalization (VLAP) on December 18, 2015.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Valeriy Kalyakin, the President of the International Union “Descendants of the Victory” on December, 21.


According to Mr. Kalyakin one of the focal points of the Union’s activity is “preservation of historical memory, especially about the feat and bravery of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. The President of the Union noted that the Ossetians not just participated in battles but left one of the most notable marks in history of the War.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media



Pertaining to the results of the 34th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on December, 8-9, 2015. Official mission from South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, missions from Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA as well as representatives of the EU, the UN and OSCE took part in negotiations.


As usual, the discussions were held in two working groups: on security and humanitarian issues.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to Venezuela parliamentary elections results

National Assembly elections were held in Venezuela on December, 6.


The elections passed in accordance with the acting legislation and constitutional norms. Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, recognized the results of the elections. According to early results the oppositional block won the majority of seats in the National Assembly.

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interview to South Ossetia newspaper

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- Kazbulat Inalovich, what can you say about the diplomatic achievements made this year?


- Looking back on the year, one can say that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reached the full range of the objectives that were set. The primary goal for the Ministry is to pursue the foreign policy course determined by the President of the Republic.

Comment of Alan Kochiev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to the territorial claims of Tbilisi

Recent statement of Paata Zakareishvili, who was reasoning about ways of implementation of Georgian statehood in foreign territories, is a good confirmation of the fact that they keep on fantasizing about their territorial claims in Tbilisi.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, delivered credentials to Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, on November 26, 2015.


The official ceremony took place in the Alexander Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace.


November 26, 2015, Tskhinval

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, met with Andrey Starkov, Head of Abkhazia and South Ossetia division of the Fourth CIS Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on November, 24.


Aleksej Sanakoev, Head of Department of International Cooperation, Elbrus Kargiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in RSO, and Vitalii Soshnin, Minister-Counsellor of Russian Embassy in Tskhinval, participated in the meeting.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



The first diplomatic passport of the Republic of South Ossetia was handed over to Leonid Tibilov, South Ossetia President, during a meeting with Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on November, 23.

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



The first session of the Expert Council affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized under Minister Tskhovrebov’s Order dated August 1, 2015 took place on November 19, 2015.


Within the session “Current foreign policy of the Republic of South Ossetia” the participants spoke about the importance of foreign policy agenda for the Republics’ national interests. Members of the council were united in their certainty that free exchange of expert opinions on current issues of foreign policy is a necessity. Alongside with this the attendees welcomed the initiative of organizing the Expert Council affiliated to the Ministry as a forum where broad range of foreign policy topics and international agenda could be discussed and the mechanism of interaction between the MFA of the Republic and expert community would be developed.