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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July 6, 2015 saw Mauro Murgia, the President of Italy - South Ossetia Friendship Society, organizing a news conference in Palermo, Sicily. Reliable and accurate information on history of formation of the Republic of South Ossetia and the current international status of the Republic was delivered to the Italian journalists.


After the news conference the attendees were given an opportunity to examine South Ossetia and perceive the life of this small Caucasian country and its people through a photo exhibition “South Ossetia: the Country and People” prepared by Leonardo Mattioli.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media

Concerning the results of the 32nd round of the Geneva International Discussions

3Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on June, 30 – July 1, 2015 in Geneva. 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 OSCE took part in negotiations.

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

Under the President Decree Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, was conferred a diplomatic rank “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” on July 30, 2015.

July 31, 2015, Tskhinval

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

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Pertaining to the exchange of ratifications of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration signed between South Ossetia and the Russian Federation

Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, and Grigory Karasin, a State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, exchanged on July, 30 ratifications of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration (signed on March, 18 between the two states by Presidents Tibilov and Putin).

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

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Pertaining to the appointment of a First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Under the President Decree Andrey Tskhovrebov was appointed as a First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on July 27, 2015.

July 28, 2015, Tskhinval

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

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Pertaining to the delivery presentation of copies of credentials

Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, delivered to Grigory Karasin, a State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, copies of credentials on July, 24.


A fruitful dialogue on subjects of mutual interest related to further development of friendly interstate relations and cooperation between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation took place.

The parties emphasized concurring opinions on a range of current international issues.


July 24, 2015, Tskhinval

South Ossetia Foreign Minister Kazbulat Tskhovrebov Interview to Interfax News Agency

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- Mr. Tskhovrebov, what are the primary goals set for the Foreign Department?


- According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia, the foreign policy of the state is defined by the President. Our priority is development of foreign policy general strategy for the next months and submission of relevant proposals to the President. The Head of state visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July, 10. He emphasized the importance of diplomatic service, noted the role of foreign policy department in strengthening South Ossetia statehood and set the main objectives for the ministry. It is execution of these tasks defined by the President the function of the ministry. Together with the department officers we will do our best to justify the President expectations.

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

Pertaining to the procedures of obtaining permission to enter the Republic of South Ossetia

South Ossetia citizens have the right to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue an admission to the Republic for foreign visitors. A copy of passport of a citizen of the Republic, data on the invited persons and a document confirming family ties (if relevant) should be attached to the application. Consideration period – up to 10 calendar days.

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

July, 17 saw a special statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia condemning military exercises, staged by the 58th Army of the Russian Federation in Southern Military District and South Ossetia, and naming them “acts of provocation”.

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



Leonid Tibilov hosted a meeting with Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation on July, 15.


Issues concerning the work of the Ministry were discussed and the political course was marked out during the meeting.

The President emphasized the activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one of the most important departments of the Republic, has to be aimed at strengthening South Ossetia statehood and enhancing the Republic’s image in Russian sight and at international level. Moreover, the President suggested working out the next few days an agenda of a meeting with other ambassadors and South Ossetia representatives in countries we have interstate relations with.