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).

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia



A working meeting between members of delegation of South Ossetia at Geneva Discussions headed by Presidential Envoy on post conflict resolution Murat Jioev with Co-Chairmen of Geneva Discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia, representing EU, OSCE and UN, took place in Tskhinval on 15 June 2014.


The main subject of the meeting was devoted to preparatory work on 29th round of Geneva Discussions planned for beginning of October.

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

Amendments to the Federal Law of RF on Citizenship were made in June 2014. According to the amendments that come into effect in August 2014, those citizen of Russia that have double citizenship are obliged to inform Federal Migration Services. Information concealment is under administrative and criminal responsibility.

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

During the last few days at different international venues many high-ranking officials often make statements that living conditions in South Ossetia are steadily deteriorating and human rights being violated everywhere. At the same time western curators of Georgia repeat relentlessly that Georgia is a display stand of successful changes and flagship of high-pitched democracy.

Joint statement of delegations of Republic of Abkhazia and Republic of South Ossetia at Geneva Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia

During the last few years UN General Assembly has been accepting draft resolution on refugees and IDPs from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, repeating the content of the document every year, Georgia tires to impose on the International Community a one-sided, politicized and biased approach to the refugee problem to back up its illegal territorial claims.

Announcement of the delegation of South Ossetia for mass-media

On 28th round of International Geneva Discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia

Another round of International Geneva Discussions took place in Geneva on 17-18 June 2014. At the meeting participated representatives of Republic of South Ossetia, Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, Russian Federation, US as well as representatives of EU, UN and OSCE. Delegation of South Ossetia was headed by Presidential Envoy on post-conflict resolution M.K. Jioev.

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

Parliamentary elections took place in South Ossetia on 8 June 2014. More than 60% of the registered electorate participated in the vote. The voters were able to give their preferences to any of the registered nine parties that participated in the elections. International observers from 12 countries did not register a single violation of the electoral legislation and confirmed its compliance with high electoral standards. They also noted accomplishment of the electoral procedures, their transparency and absolute democracy.

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

On the refugee resolution accepted by the UN General Assembly

On 5 June 2014 the UN General Assembly accepted resolution on refugees initiated by Georgia. The document reflects falsified, one-sided and politicized vision of the problem imposed on the International Community by Georgia and its sponsors. The aim of the document was to claim again territories that do not belong to Georgia.

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia



On 3-4 June Tskhinval was visited by a delegation of from Eritrea headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Mr. Osman Saleh.


During a comprehensive meeting, that took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the sides discussed perspectives of bilateral relations and potential cooperation in different fields.

The negotiations were carried out in a constructive a friendly manner.

After the meeting the sides answered questions of mass-media representatives.


Tskhinval, 4 June 2014

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

On refugee draft resolution submitted by the Georgian delegation at the UN General Assembly

On 19 May 2014 the Georgian delegation submitted to UN General Assembly draft resolution on refuges and IDPs from South Ossetia and Abkhazia for the sixth time. Voting on this resolution is planned in the first decade of June.

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

A telephone conversation between the acting in charge Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Abkhazia Vyacheslav Chirikba took place on 30th May.


During the conversation David Sanakoev noted that South Ossetia is closely following the situation in Abkhazia. He also hoped that political wisdom of people of Abkhazia will allow to remain within the constitutional framework and resolve the situation through a political dialogue by peaceful means.