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 - 2015

December 25th

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interview to German magazine ZUERST!

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- Honorable Minister, the 7th Anniversary of the notorious August affairs in South Ossetia, when you were attacked by Georgian army, has been commemorated this year. How do you see these affairs from current perspective?


- August 2015 saw the 7th Anniversary of one of the most bloody and tragic dates in modern history of South Ossetia when in the early hours of August 8, 2008 hundreds of guiltless people were killed as a result of a treacherous attack by Georgia upon South Ossetia. These casualties are an irreparable loss for the small-numbered Ossetian nation. Memory of the atrocities and crimes committed by Georgian troops at Ossetian land will remain an open sore in heart of each Ossetian. The feat of the defendants of Tskhinval, Ossetian and Russian peace-keepers, soldiers and officers of the Russian army, who defended people of South Ossetia of killing, will always be an object of pride and worship.

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

The European Commission released a report on Georgia’s implementation of the action plan on visa liberalization (VLAP) on December 18, 2015.

December 23rd

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Valeriy Kalyakin, the President of the International Union “Descendants of the Victory” on December, 21.


According to Mr. Kalyakin one of the focal points of the Union’s activity is “preservation of historical memory, especially about the feat and bravery of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. The President of the Union noted that the Ossetians not just participated in battles but left one of the most notable marks in history of the War.

December 10th

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media



Pertaining to the results of the 34th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions was held on December, 8-9, 2015. Official mission from South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, missions from Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA as well as representatives of the EU, the UN and OSCE took part in negotiations.


As usual, the discussions were held in two working groups: on security and humanitarian issues.

December 9th

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

Pertaining to Venezuela parliamentary elections results

National Assembly elections were held in Venezuela on December, 6.


The elections passed in accordance with the acting legislation and constitutional norms. Nicolas Maduro, the President of Venezuela, recognized the results of the elections. According to early results the oppositional block won the majority of seats in the National Assembly.

December 7th

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Interview to South Ossetia newspaper

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- Kazbulat Inalovich, what can you say about the diplomatic achievements made this year?


- Looking back on the year, one can say that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reached the full range of the objectives that were set. The primary goal for the Ministry is to pursue the foreign policy course determined by the President of the Republic.

South Ossetia Foreign Minister Kazbulat Tskhovrebov Interview to Res IA

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- How was the year 2015 for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs? What in your opinion is the best remembered activity conducted by the Ministry the expiring year?


- We consider last year being rather successful for the Ministry, as in general we gained full range of the objectives that had been set by the President of the Republic. Work of the MFA is a specific activity and therefore, one can not measure its results and effectiveness in any units. Work of our department is an everyday painstaking work conducted by many people, aimed at strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation with partners of the Republic, defending South Ossetia national interests at international stage and improving the image of our state.

December 2nd

Comment of Alan Kochiev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to the territorial claims of Tbilisi

Recent statement of Paata Zakareishvili, who was reasoning about ways of implementation of Georgian statehood in foreign territories, is a good confirmation of the fact that they keep on fantasizing about their territorial claims in Tbilisi.

November 26th

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, delivered credentials to Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, on November 26, 2015.


The official ceremony took place in the Alexander Hall in the Grand Kremlin Palace.


November 26, 2015, Tskhinval

November 24th

Press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, met with Andrey Starkov, Head of Abkhazia and South Ossetia division of the Fourth CIS Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on November, 24.


Aleksej Sanakoev, Head of Department of International Cooperation, Elbrus Kargiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in RSO, and Vitalii Soshnin, Minister-Counsellor of Russian Embassy in Tskhinval, participated in the meeting.