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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December 28th

The Statement of the Press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

On August 8, 2012 on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a round table "Iron Nykhas" was held in Tskhinval. Representatives of the Ossetian communities in Belgium, the Netherlands, the regions of the Russian Federation, Syria, Turkey, France, representatives of South Ossetia public organizations and well-known representatives of Ossetian science attended the discussions. The events of August 2008 in retrospect of the Ossetian-Georgian interrelations were discussed at the round table.

The commentary of RSO Foreign Minister

In connection with the Decree of RSO President of Consular agency establishment

In connection with necessity to improve the grade of consular services for the citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia at the territory of Russian Federation by Decree of RSO President Leonid Tibilov was established a Consular agency of the Republic of South Ossetia in Vladikavkaz.

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

On November 28, 2012 the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia in Russian Federation played host for the meeting of Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev with students of RF MFA Diplomatic Academy, MSIIR (University) students and students of International relations of RGSU faculty, sent from South Ossetia for teaching.

The meeting was participated by Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of South Ossetia in RF D. N. Medoev and Ambassy staff.

December 27th

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the fourth anniversary of the armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia

Tonight, on August 7 at 10 pm, commemorative events devoted to the fourth anniversary of the armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia will start in the Republic of South Ossetia with the action "Exhibition of shot paintings," which will be held at the Theater Square in the center of Tskhinval.

December 25th

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

On a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D.G.Sanakoyev and State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.

A telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D.G.Sanakoyev and State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin took place on August 8.

December 21st

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

Twenty-three years ago, November 23, 1989 a march of tens of thousands of Georgian extremists, organized by leaders of nationalist movements, with the complicity of the authorities of Georgia was stopped on the outskirts of Tskhinval. The march to Tskhinval was aimed at intimidating of Ossetians and it was to be followed by their expulsion from the territory of South Ossetia. Georgian nationalists plan was thwarted then, however, those November days were a prologue to the long struggle of the people of South Ossetia for the right to life, liberty, and human dignity.

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

August 8, 2012 a round table "Iron Nykhas" with the participation of the representatives of the Ossetian diaspora and foreign countries took place in Tskhinval. It was organized on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in the frames of the commemorative events devoted to the fourth anniversary of the August 2008 armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia, in which hundreds of people, including Russian peacekeepers stationed in South Ossetia under an international mandate were killed.

December 13th

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

On November 20 co-chairs of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia paid a working visit to the Republic of South Ossetia. The delegation was received by the representatives of the Republic of South Ossetia authorities, led by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement M.K. Jioyev, in Tskhinval.

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

In connection with the fourth anniversary of the recognition of the independence of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation