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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Pertaining to the appointment of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Under the President Decree Narim Kozaev was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on June 27, 2016.

June 29, 2016, Tskhinval

Joint statement of South Ossetian and Abkhazian delegations on the Geneva International Discussions

The UN General Assembly has been accepting draft resolution on refugees and displaced persons from South Ossetia and Abkhazia prepared by Georgian party for several years already. Delivering again and again the same writing of the document Georgia tries to impose on international community a unilateral politicized corrupt vision of the problem of refugees to support their non-legitimate territorial claims.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 36thround of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on June 14-15, 2016. 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 the OSCE took part in negotiations.

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

We’ve paid attention to statements made by the US State Department’s Spokesperson about the referendum on joining the Russian Federation that is going to be held in the Republic of South Ossetia.


Not only words about support of Georgian territorial integrity that lost their relevance 24 years ago, but also absolutely inconsistent objections against such referendum being hold in South Ossetia were heard once again.

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



South Ossetia delegates at the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia met the Co-Chairs of the Discussions representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, who arrived in Tskhinval on May 23 in anticipation of the coming 36th round of the Discussions scheduled for June 14-15.


Issues related to the agenda of the coming round in general and problems that would be subjects of discussion in Geneva in particular were discussed at the meeting.

Appeal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Member States of the United Nations, the Participating States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Member

Every year since 2009 Georgia submits a draft resolution on refugees and displaced persons from Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the UN General Assembly. The text of the resolution that is being imposed on the international community is silent on the fact that the emergence of such refugees and displaced persons is directly linked to Georgia's wars against South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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

Noble Partner 2016, the second large-scale NATO military exercises hold in Georgia, opened on May 11, 2016. The declared purpose of the trainings was increasing the level of cooperation and interaction between Georgia and NATO for further participation of Georgian army in joint military campaigns.

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



Andrey Tskhovrebov, the Provisional Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia, and officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took part in solemn commemoration of the 71st Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and laid wreaths to the Obelisk of Glory on May 8.

May 8, 2016, Tskhinval

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



Andrey Tskhovrebov, the Provisional Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Mauro Murgia, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy on May 4, 2016.


Issues concerning operation of the representative office opened in Rome on April 2, 2016, were discussed on the meeting. The importance of this event for further promotion of South Ossetia interests in Italy was emphasized.

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

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Pertaining to the appointment of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Republic of Nicaragua

Under the President Decree Narim Kozaev was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Republic of Nicaragua on May 3, 2016.


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