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).

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

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Consular agency of the Republic of South Ossetia was officially opened in Vladikavkaz on November, 21, 2014.


D. S. Kulumbegov, the Prime Minister of RSO, D. G. Sanakoev the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RSO, S. K. Takoev, the Prime Minister of RNO-Alania, E.K. Kargiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in RSO, and other officials participated in the ceremony.

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



Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, heading South Ossetian mission, organized a working meeting with the Co-Chairmen of the Geneva International Discussions representing the EU, OSCE and the UN, who arrived to Tskhinval within a visit anticipating the coming round of the Discussions.


Each subject area that will be under negotiation on the coming 30th round of the discussions, which are planned for December, was talked over.

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



On October 29 D. G. Sanakoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, received Jan Mishkots, the new Head of the ICRC mission in South Ossetia.


Current terms of bilateral cooperation and further activity of the organization in South Ossetia were discussed. The Minister marked the importance of the work carried out by the ICRC in the Republic and expressed words of gratitude for the implemented projects.

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

Declarations of mad love to the Ossetian and Abkhazian people are made by Georgia recently. Georgian mass media bristles with quotations of Georgian leaders who are vying with each other in offers of brotherhood, autonomy as a part of Georgia or European perspective.

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

Irakliy Alasania, the Minister of Defence of Georgia, declared on October, 14 that Georgia would begin the process of South Ossetia and Abkhazia "deokkupation" by means of the international community pressure. What is more, the normative acts approved by parliaments of the two states have no international legal value for Georgia.

The Message of South Ossetian delegation for the mass media

Concerning the results of the 29th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on October 7-8, 2014 in Geneva. 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.

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

Pertaining to Georgian leader G. Margvelashvili's speech on the World Economic Forum

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



David Sanakoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, received Chingiz Rayimbekov, a delegate from the Tskhinval office of the Defense Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross on September, 14.


Terms of the ICRC activity in South Ossetia were discussed. Mr. Rayimbekov reported on the results of the work conducted by the mission in South Ossetia for the last months. An exchange of opinions on a number of issues of mutual interest took place.


September 24, 2014, Tskhinval

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

On a telephone conversation between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia and the secretary of state – the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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

The 5th annual conference organized by Russian residents in South Ossetia was held in Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Ossetia on September, 16. The main subject of the conference was "The multi-vector humanitarian course of Russia in the “near abroad” and Russian compatriots in South Ossetia".