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 - 2013

September 18th

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

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A meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev with President of Italy-South Ossetia Friendship Society Professor Mauro Murgia took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia on 18 September 2013. At the meeting participated another member of the Italy-South Ossetia Friendship Society Mr.Giorgio Lorezi.


During the meeting were discussed questions of cooperation between South Ossetia and Italy-South Ossetia Friendship Society, was planed a concrete mechanism for further intensification of bilateral ties particularly in trade, economic and cultural spheres.

September 17th

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev to State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “IR”

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On 17 September 2013 is marked the fifth anniversary of since signing of the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and bilateral support between Russian Federation and Republic of South Ossetia. The significance of this date was commented by the Minster of Foreign Affairs of RSO David Sanakoev to State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “IR”.


- The Agreement on friendship, cooperation and bilateral support between Russian Federation and Republic of South Ossetia, signed on 17 September 2008, is very important for our nation. It laid a bases for establishment of bilateral relations between our states and created solid guarantees for security and stability for our nation. Agreement on friendship, cooperation and bilateral support between Russian Federation and republic of South Ossetia opened for South Ossetia possibilities for economic and social development.

September 11th

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affiars of Republic of SOuth Ossetia

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On 11 September 2013 a working meeting between delegation of South Ossetia to Geneva Discussions, headed by Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy on post-conflict resolution Murat Kuzmich, and the Co-chairmen of Geneva Discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia from EU, OSCE and UN took place in Tskhinval.

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia.

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Further to his working visit to Italy on 10 September 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev had a press-conference in Rome at a Conference Centre Roma Eventi. At the press-conference were present journalists from La Repubblica, Familia Cristiana, Eurasia, Itar-tass as well as representatives of the Russian Embassy in Italy.

September 10th

Interview of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov to State TV and Radio Company ‘IR’

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On 9 September is five years since establishment of diplomatic relations between republic of South Ossetia and Russian Federation. The importance of this date was commented to STRC ‘IR’ by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of RSO Kazbulat Tskhovrebov.


- Today we celebrate a historical date – establishment of diplomatic ties between Republic of South Ossetia and Russian Federation which is a logical consequence of another significant date, on 26 August 2008 Russian Federation recognized state independence of Republic of South Ossetia. On 20 January 2009 was signed a Memorandum of understanding between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation on cooperation in foreign affairs, which foresees Russia to facilitate development of relations between Republic of South Ossetia and third states, its participation in activities of international organizations as well as readiness of the Russian side to represent interests of Republic of South Ossetia in third countries through diplomatic representations of Russian Federation

September 7th

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

On 4 September Minster of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia left on a business trip to Italy where he carried out a range of meetings.


On 4 September the Minister had a meeting with Lara Ricchetti, SEL party delegate. During the meeting the deputy expressed her confidence that the first visit of the Minister to Italy would be successful and ties between South Ossetia and Italy would be extending and strengthening.

On 5th September David Sanakoev was invited by Giuseppe Arzilli, owner of a private Gallery Arzilli, and participated in the opening ceremony of an exhibition called ‘Mountainous Abkhazia’ in Republic of San-Marino.

September 3rd

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

On the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic South Ossetia D. G. Sanakoev with State Secretar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia G. B. Karasin

On 2 September 2013 a meeting between Minster of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia D.G. Sanakoev and State Secretary Deputy Minster of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation G. B. Karasin took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation.

August 28th

Announcement of the press-service of the Official Representation (Embassy) of Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

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On 26 August 2013 in Tiraspol, upon invitation of the Chairman of the Contribution Fund ‘Independent Eurasia’, under the patronage of the Council of Aldermen, Chairman of the Council of Aldermen G. S. Marakutsa, were carried out public expert hearings on: ‘Russia and Transdnestria: new phase of economic, social and humanitarian integration’, at the hearings participated Head of the Official Representation of Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovie S. Sugaro and his Deputy S. Myasnikov.


At the hearings spoke – Chairman of the Government of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic Turanskaya T.M., Chairman of the Supreme Council Burla M.P, Deputy Chairman of the Government on social issues Nikiforova N.G., Director of ANGO ‘Eurasian Integration’ Argunov A. V.

Statement of the Official Representation of Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

On the occasion of 5th anniversary since recognition of the independence of South Ossetia by Russian Federation

26 August is a historical date for people of South Ossetia. On this day five years ago President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a Decree on recognition of South Ossetia.

August 27th

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

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On 26 August 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev had a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Government of Republic of Abkhazia Beslan Eshba and with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Abkhazia Oleg Arshba, they arrived to the Republic for celebrations of the 5th anniversary since recognition of the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by Russian Federation. At the meeting participated Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia Alan Kochiev.


During the meeting the sides congratulated each other with this remarkable day that is a critical benchmark in the recent history of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Above that, during the meeting were discussed aspects of further development, interaction as well as issues of mutual cooperation.


Tskhinval, 26 August 2013