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

Paata Zakareishvili, Georgia State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, declared on December, 8 that Georgian authorities were ready to conduct any form of dialogue, including negotiations with South Ossetia authorities. In his report on the work conducted by the ministry Mr.Zakareishvili stated that it had concentrated on “approaching Abkhazian and Ossetian public” that allowed binding relationship between the people and promoted confidence-building.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media

Concerning the results of the 30th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions where missions from South Ossetia (headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement), Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA and representatives of the EU, the UN and the OSCE was held on December 9-10, 2014 in Geneva.

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



Istanbul hosted an international festival “Culture Days of Ossetia in Turkey” organized by Culture Ministries of Russia and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, supported by “Alan”, the Ossetian community in Turkey that have celebrated the 25th anniversary this year.


A delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia represented by David Sanakoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the RSO, and Kosta Pukhaev, the First Deputy Head of the RSO President Administration, as well as a delegation of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania headed by Lyudmila Tokaeva, the Vice-chairman of the RNO-Alania Parliament, and Fatima Khabalova, the Minister of Culture of the RNO-Alania, participated in the festivities.

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



Daniel Tibilov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Republic of Nicaragua met in Managua with Samuel Santos Lopez, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on April 23, 2015.


Copies of credentials were delivered to the Minister during the meeting.

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



President Tibilov hosted a Nauruan delegation headed by David Adeang, the Vice President the Republic, on April, 22. The Vice-speaker of the Parliament Akua Renin, the Deputy Minister of Finance Hunt Martin and MP Buramen Cyril were members of the delegation. Konstantin Kochiev, State Councilor of the President, Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Igor Kochiev, the Parliamental Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliament Communications Chairman, participated in the meeting on South Ossetian side.

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



April, 21 has seen opening of a photo exhibition “South Ossetia: the Country and People” prepared by Italian photographer Leonardo Mattioli. The exhibition was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO together with Italy - South Ossetia Friendship Society, with assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the RSO in cinema and concert hall “Chermen”.


Alan Kochiev, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erik Pukhaev, the Deputy Prime Minister, Madina Ostaeva, the Minister of Culture, Professor Mauro Murgia, the President of Italy - South Ossetia Friendship Society, and public representatives participated in the ceremony.

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

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, met a delegation from the Republic of Nauru headed by David Adeang, the Minister Assisting the President, the Minister for Finance and Sustainable Development and the Minister for Justice, on April 16, 2015 in Moscow.

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

A delegation from Italy headed by Professor Mauro Murgia, the President of Italy - South Ossetia Friendship Society is on an official visit to the Republic these days.


A photo exhibition “South Ossetia: the Country and People” prepared by Italian photographer Leonardo Mattioli and organized by Professor Mauro Murgia with the assistance of South Ossetian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture will be opened on April, 21 in cinema and concert hall “Chermen”.

The opening ceremony will start at 11:00.

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

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Daniel Tibilov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is on an official visit to Venezuela.

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

Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Lugansk People’s Republic was opened on April 16, 2015.


Igor Plotnitsky, the Head of the LPR, host a meeting with representatives of the RSO after the opening ceremony. The parties expressed confidence that the work of the Mission would strengthen friendly ties between South Ossetia and Lugansk and help in developing bilateral relations in humanitarian, economic and other spheres.


April 17, 2015, Tskhinval