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).

Archive - 2011

June 22nd

Declaration of the Genocide of 1920 in South Ossetia

Under all internationally recognized norms extermination of individual population groups on racial, national, ethnic or religious grounds as well as creating living conditions calculated to bring about destruction, in whole or in part, of these groups or imposing on the groups measures intended to prevent births within the groups, is considered as one of the most heinous crimes against humanity and is defined as genocide.

The answers of the Republic of South Ossetia Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Kuzmich Jioev to the Questions of Radio Station ‘Golos Rossii’.

A number of bilateral agreements between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation were concluded. What is their effect?

June 21st

The Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the Violation of the State Boundary Regime of the RSO

On 18 and 19 June, 2011 ten citizens of Georgia having violated the state border between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia were detained in Dzau Region of the Republic of South Ossetia not far from the village Koz. At present relevant South Ossetian services carry out an investigative action with the detainees upon completion of which case papers will reach the trial.

June 14th

The Information of the Republic of South Ossetia Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the Appointment of Narim Kozaev an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelа

On 31 May, 2011 by the Decree of President of the Republic of South Ossetia E. Kokoity President Counsellor of State of RSO Narim Zakharovich Kozaev is appointed an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Brief biographic reference:

Narim Zakharovich Kozaev was born on 24 February, 1965 in town Tskhinval. He got education in Gorsky Agricultural Institute in town Vladikavkaz in 1982-1988; since 2009 he has been a student of Diplomatic Academy of MFA in RF. He has state awards of RSO.

14 June, 2011
Tskhinval

June 10th

The Statement the Republic of South Ossetia at Geneva Talks

After the war in August of 2008 for several weeks after hostilities were suspended in the zone attached to the state boundary between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia seven innocent civilians, citizens of South Ossetia were missed. Among the missing Ossetian citizens were under age children.

May 27th

The Interview of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Jioev to the State Television and Radio Company ‘IR’ on the occasion of South Ossetia Diplomacy Day

Tomorrow on 28 May by tradition South Ossetia Diplomacy Day is marked in the Republic of South Ossetia. The appearance of this remarkable day is connected with the fact that on 28 May 1992 the first Government of the RSO was formed at the session of Supreme Soviet of the Republic of South Ossetia. And the Ministry of Foreign Relationships was a part of it. The Ministry of Foreign Relationships was a prototype of present-day Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By tradition we have been marking South Ossetia Diplomacy Day since then.

May 20th

Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the 19th anniversary of Zar tragedy

Today on May 20, 2011 in the Republic of South Ossetia are taking place memorial events dedicated to 19th anniversary of Zar tragic event.

19 years ago, on May 20, 1992 at the height of Georgian aggression against South Ossetia, at the Zar bypass road, the only way from beleaguered Tskhinval to safe Vladikavkaz, Georgian gunmen fusilladed point-blank transport column with peaceful Ossetian citizens. 34 people including women, elderly persons and children died, 16 people were wounded. The eldest victim was 73, the youngest – 12 years old.

May 19th

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the incident at the state border with Georgia

According to report of KGB of the Republic of South Ossetia on May 18, 2011 at the state border with Georgia duty detail of KGB border service detected a cluster of citizens of Georgia in the vicinity of Lopan village who violated the border of the Republic.
During the detention South Ossetian duty detail was fired with light arms. By return fire assailants were dispersed and escaped to the territory of Georgia.

May 15th

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

On 13-14 May 2011, the Republic of South Ossetia Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Kuzmich paid a working visit to the Republic of Abkhazia .

In the course of the visit meetings with Abkhazian Prime-Minister S.M.Shamba and Minister of Foreign Affairs M.Kh.Gvinjia took place. They discussed the question of further development of the bilateral relations and in particular the development of the contractual and legal foundation of the collaboration

М.К. Jioev paid his respect to the first President of the Republic of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba and laid flowers at his grave.

May 11th

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

On 11 May 2011, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Jioev M.K. received the Head of the Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in RSO Piere Raichel.

They discussed questions concerning the activities of the Red Cross on the territory of RSO. In particular, they touched upon the subject of three-sided meetings on the search of the missing people.

The Head of the Red Cross informed Jioev M.K. about the completion of the agricultural project on seeds distribution in rural areas of South Ossetia.