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).

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

Alan Kochiev, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted a meeting with Semen Afiyan, the NKR MFA Secretary General, and Artur Tovmasyan, the Head of faction “Rodina” (Motherland) of the NKR National Assembly, on April 11, 2016.


In his greeting speech Alan Kochiev stated that people of South Ossetia follow the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, sympathize with fraternal people and wish speedy solution to the crisis. He also offered condolences to families of victims.

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

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Telephone conversation between Kazbulat Tskhovrebov and Karen Mirzoyan, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, was organized on April 6, 2016.


Minister Tskhovrebov expressed serious concern over the affairs in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. The Minister assured his colleague that South Ossetia people follow the development of situation and offered words of support to people of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The need to exercise commitment and moderation for preventing uncontrolled escalation of the conflict, that can destabilize the entire region, was emphasized.

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

Pertaining to tens situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area

The Republic of South Ossetia expresses serious concern over the ceasefire regime violation and marked aggravation of the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area. Particular concern is caused by reports on heavy weapons and military aircraft used by the parties. Military operation launched by the national Army of Azerbaijan against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army resulted in numerous victims including civilians.

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



Leonid Tibilov, South Ossetia President, arrived to Moscow on a working visit on March 31.


Wide range of questions on bilateral cooperation, including first of all, the assistance given to the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation in social and economic spheres in framework of the investment program, were discussed at the meeting with Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

President Tibilov noted the high level of South Ossetia-Russia relations and emphasized the priority of security issues vital for the Republic as well as the importance of further implementation of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration signed between South Ossetia and Russia in March 2015.

Comment of Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, to South Ossetia International Information Agency

Terroristic attacks becoming usual around the world show that no one is protected against international terrorism. Terrorism has no borders and threatens the whole world. There is no secret that special agencies themselves can be involved in organizing terrorist acts. 22 terroristic acts were organized by Georgian special agencies on territory of the Republic of South Ossetia from 2005 till 2008. They resulted in 16 victims and 34 injured who received wounds of varying severity and even became invalids.