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

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 Secretary General-Head of Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nagorny Karabakh Republic Semen Afiyan, who arrived to the Republic as a member of the NKR delegation for celebrations of the 5th anniversary since recognition of the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by Russian Federation. At the meeting participated the Ombudsmen Inal Tasoev.


The sides discussed the current and future perspectives for development and further strengthening of the bilateral relations.


Tskhinval, 26 August 2013

August 26th

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

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On 26 August Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev received the President of Prodnestrovian Moldavian Republic Eugeny Shevchuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of PMR Nina Shtansky, that are in Republic of South Ossetia with an official visit on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of since recognition of State Independence of South Ossetia.


At the meeting participated First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of RSO Kazbulat Tskhovrebov and Official Representative of Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in Republic of South Ossetia Alexander Pukhaev.

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

On the fifth anniversary since recognition of State Independence of South Ossetia by Russian Federation

During decades Georgia was aiming to assert its rule over South Ossetia, using everything for suppression, including ethnic cleansing and direct genocide. Establishment of a sovereign State was the only way for people of South Ossetia to protect their right for life, freedom and human dignity under permanent threat of war from Georgia.

August 23rd

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev to newspaper South Ossetia

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On the fifth anniversary since recognition of the independence of South Ossetia by Russian Federation


- 26 August is the fifth anniversary since recognition by Russia sovereignty of South Ossetia. In that sense 2013 is a special year for South Ossetia. What meaning has this strong-willed decision of Russia for people of South Ossetia?

- Indeed, 26 August will be the fifth anniversary since recognition the independence of South Ossetia by Russian Federation. On this day in 2008 President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev made a life-changing decision for people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia – he signed a Decree on recognition of independence of Republic of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Russian Federation.

August 20th

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

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On 20 August 2013 the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Republic of South Ossetia in Republic of Abkhazia Mr. Oleg Botsiev handed in letters of credence to the President of Republic of Abkhazia Mr. Alexander Ankvab.


Alexander Ankvab congratulated Oleg Botsiev with his appointment and wished him success in his service. Oleg Botsiev assured to make every effort to strengthen relations between people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


Tskhinval, 20 August 2013

August 17th

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

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On 16 August 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs David Sanakoev met with students of Moscow State Institute of International Relations sent for studies from South Ossetia.


David Sanakoev congratulated the students with successful hand over of the exams and thanked them for their good learning performance. The students shared their impressions about the University, told about themselves, their hobbies, problems and plans for future.

The Minister hoped that after graduating from such University they will return to their Motherland and will make every effort to further strengthen positive image of the young independent Republic at the International arena.

August 14th

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

On 10 August 2013 police vehicle of the MIA crossed State border of the RSO from territory bordering with Georgia in village Artsev, Tskhinval region. The vehicle ignored numerous requests to leave territory of South Ossetia. Border guards of the RSO KGB border service had to make a warning shot into the air, only after that the trespassers returned to territory of Georgia. The incident was observed by EU Mission monitors.

August 10th

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 9 August 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia had a meeting with a delegation from Italy headed by the President of Italy-South Ossetia Friendship Society, Professor Mauro Murgia. The meeting was carried out at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

August 9th

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

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Commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Georgian aggression against Republic of South Ossetia took place at the Official Representation of Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovie during the night of 8 August 2013. Head of the RSO Representation in Pridnestrovie Sergey Sugaro, his colleagues and residents of Tiraspol gathered together, despite the late hour, to remember peaceful residents and defenders of Tskhinval who passed away in August 2008 .


The Head of the Official Representation of Republic of South Ossetia in Pridnestrovie Sergey Sugaro had a speech in front of those who gathered. He noted that the Pridnestrvians were strongly supporting their South Ossetian brothers from the first days of the war, were actively braking the informational blockade, appealing to the International Community to stop the bloodshed.
Volunteers from PMR participated in rehabilitation works of destroyed Tskhinval. The volunteers arrived to Tskhinval as part of the rescue brigade.

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

On 7-8 August 2013 Republic of South Ossetia commemorated fifth anniversary of the armed aggression of Georgia against Republic of South Ossetia.