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).

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In framework of the official visit of Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, to the Russian Federation negotiations with Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, were organized on November 14, 2017.


Current terms of the South Ossetian-Russian cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

Cooperation agreement on providing Russian citizens residing in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia with insurance under the Russian mandatory health insurance system and delivering them medical treatment in Russian healthcare institutions was signed in presence of the two Presidents.

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Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, continues his official visit to the Russian Federation.


Today, on November 14, President Bibilov laid a wreath to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden by Kremlin Wall. Members of the South Ossetian delegation participated in the ceremony. The participants observed a moment of silence in tribute to the Soviet citizens who fell in the Great Patriotic War while protecting the Motherland.

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In framework of the official visit of Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, to the Russian Federation a meeting of Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, with Mike Aroy, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nauru, took place on November 13, 2017 in Moscow.


A range of issues of mutual interest was discussed during the meeting. In particular, strengthening cooperation through the two Foreign Ministries was on the agenda.

Special attention was drawn to details of implementation of the agreements achieved at the meeting of President Bibilov and President Waqa, which had taken place earlier.

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In framework of the official visit of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation a meeting of Anatoliy Bibilov with Baron Divavesi Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru, took place in Moscow on November 13, 2017.


The Presidents exchanged opinions on the possibilities of development of the bilateral ties in specific directions, which could help in making interstate contacts more active and promote further harmonization of the two nations. Apart from that the parties had a discussion on the perspectives of cooperation between South Ossetia and Nauru at the international arena.

The President of Nauru expressed readiness to assist the people of South Ossetia in extending international ties with those countries of the Pacific Rim, which Nauru has friendly relations with.

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

Upon the invitation from Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, Anatoliy Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, arrived in Moscow on an official visit on November 13, 2017.

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November 6, 2017 saw Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, participating in the International Forum Friends of Crimea, organized in framework of the International Conference in Yalta.


Sergey Aksenov, the Head of the Republic of Crimea, welcomed the participants and the attendees of the Forum. He voiced the welcoming message from Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, and marked that the document emphasizes the high level and importance of the event.

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Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, is taking part in the international conference entitled “Crimea in the International Context. Friends of Crimea”, which is being held in the Livadia Palace, Yalta on November 6-7, 2017.


Famous politicians, acting ministers, members of parliaments, public figures, representatives of cultural, business and media sectors were among the ninety delegates from thirty states, including China, Japan, Syria, Palestine, Israel, India and European countries, participating in the conference.

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Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alan Elbakiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Republic of South Ossetia, on October 20, 2017.


The Minister informed the Ambassador about the results of recent visits to Italy, San-Marino and Catalonia and told about meetings held at different levels, where friendly relations and joint stands of South Ossetia and Abkhazia had been emphasized.

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October 30, 2017 saw a press-conference of Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, organized in the press center of the State Committee on Information and Press.


During the news conference the Minister spoke in detail about the results of visits to the Italian Republic and the Republic of San-Marino and informed about the visit to Barcelona, where a representation office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Catalonia had been opened.

Apart from that the Minister touched upon issues of the Foreign Ministry’s work and answered questions from journalists.

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October 23, 2017 saw the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev arriving on a short-term visit to Catalonia.


Minister Medoev met with compatriots in Catalonia, who despite the distance stay in touch with their Motherland, are interested in the affairs happening there and strive for making contribution to spreading the truth in West about the events in South Ossetia.