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

The government of Hungary denied South Ossetian athletes visas so that the delegation of our Republic couldn't participate in the ConIFA European Football Cup that would take place in Hungary. Definitely this decision was met with indignation in the Republic.

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, hosted a 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, on June, 11.


Issues concerning security about South Ossetia-Georgian border and the agenda of the coming 32nd round of the discussions, which are planned for June, 1, were talked over.

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



The Second Forum of Young Diplomats was held in Moscow on June 2-3, 2015. Representatives of Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and South Ossetia diplomatic departments took part in the forum. A wide range of international agenda items was discussed on an informal meeting with leaders of Russian Foreign Ministry and experts in sphere of international relations that was held in friendly atmosphere. Igor Morgulov, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and other officials representing the ministry, Leonid Slutsky, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for the CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, as well as other experts became guests of the forum.

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

Pertaining to the resolution on refugees supported by the United Nations General Assembly

Georgian draft resolution on problem of displaced persons and refugees from South Ossetia and Abkhazia was supported for the 7th time by the United Nations General Assembly on June 3, 2015. 75 countries voted “for” and 16 countries voted “against” adopting the resolution. It is good that the number of countries opposing the writing of the document grew for 3 units.

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

Concern on human rights protecting system in the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia was marked in the quarterly report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and expressed by Ivica Dacic, the Foreign Minister of Serbia. As it was stated, “fully functioning OSCE mission should be returned to the Republics and access to the territories should be provided for international observers”.

Statement 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, and Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alexey Dvinyanin, Nikita Zhukov and Marat Kulakhmetov, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and members of Russian delegation on the Geneva International Discussions, on May 28, 2015.

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

International conference “National Independence and International Interdependence” organized by a parliament group and Mediterranen Mare Nostrum Federation supported by the Regional Council of Sardinia was hold in Sassari, Sardinia on May, 16, 2015.


Professor Mauro Murgia, the President of Italy-South Ossetia Friendship Society, delivered a greeting message from the President of South Ossetia.

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.