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 - 2012

February 17th

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

On 17 February, 2012 the Republic of South Ossetia Minister of Foreign Affairs M.K. Dzhioev received the Head of the Official Representative of Trans-Dniester Moldova Republic in the Republic of South Ossetia A.I. Pukhaev.

February 17th

The answer of the South Ossetia Minister for Foreign Affairs Murat Dzhioev to the question of information agency ‘Res’

Georgian mass media has started again to bring up the question of delivering of so-called neutral passports to the residents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Georgian authorities these days. It has been reported about extremely negative reaction of Abkhazian authorities to the attempts of some international organizations working in Abkhazia to distribute these passports among the residents of Abkhazia. The reporter of ‘RES’ Agency asked the Republic of South Ossetia Minister for Foreign Affairs Murat Jioev to comment the problem of ‘neutral’ passports.

February 13th

Commentary of press- service of the Republic of South Ossetia Ministry for Foreign Affairs

regarding N. Kalandadze statement about the ‘territorial integrity of Georgia’

On January 26, 2012, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze in her interview to TV broadcaster ‘Rustavy’ announced that ‘no authority of Georgia, no matter who is in power of the country, will concede independence and territorial integrity of the country’.

Commentary of the official representative of the Republic of South Ossetia Ministry for Foreign Affairs

regarding D. Jalaganiya statement about the events in South Ossetia

On January 30, 2012 the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Jalaganiya declared at the briefing that ‘official Tbilisi will not be able to interfere in the events of South Ossetia directly’ meaning the presidential elections in the Republic of South Ossetia. Further he refined that ‘we shall keep on trying to influence the events through existing international mechanisms ’.

February 10th

Information of the press bureau of the Republic of South Ossetia’s Foreign Ministry in connection with the MSF delegation visit

On 7-10 of February 2012 the Republic of South Ossetia played host for the delegation of Moscow affiliated branch of the International medical humanitarian organization “Doctors Without Boundaries”, headed by Vladimir Neiman. Purpose of the visit – study of interaction possibilities and implementation of programs in South Ossetia.

February 9th

Commentary of the press bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

pertaining the summit of US and Georgia presidents

According to information received, during the eventuated meeting of US and Georgia presidents was discussed not only the “model of democracy and transparency” of Georgia but the issue of American arms delivery to Georgia renewing, suspended after the armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia in August 2008.

February 3rd

Commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia concerning the statement of G. Vashadze at PAEC winter session

On 25 of January 2012 at PAEC winter session in Strasbourg made a speech Georgia’s Foreign Minister G. Vashadze. More than hour he expounded his vision of situation around Abkhazia and South Ossetia to PAEC members.

Georgian authorities one more time used high international platform to bring to international community again convenient for themselves information and accuse South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Russia.

January 27th

Commentary of the Republic of South Ossetia Minister for Foreign Affairs Murat Dzhioev to news agency «Res»

on the statement of President of Georgia`s Press-Speaker Manana Mandjgaladze

President of Georgia`s Press-Speaker Manana Mandjgaladze announced that restoration of diplomatic ties between Georgia and Russia would only take place after closing of ‘embassies illegally opened’ in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The reporter of News Agency ‘PEC’ asked Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev to give comments on this statement.

January 19th

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the Republic of South Ossetia’s independence referendum anniversary

On January 19, 2012 is celebrated a twentieth anniversary since holding of referendum of independence of the Republic of South Ossetia and its reunification with Russia. Twenty years ago southossetian people fulfilled a significant political step in formation of its statehood. At the nation-wide voting conducted in full accordance with international norms and in presence of international observers from former USSR it uphold its right for creation of the independent state and a choice of strategic course and partners.