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 - Jul 2015

Date

July 31st

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

Under the President Decree Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, was conferred a diplomatic rank “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” on July 30, 2015.

July 31, 2015, Tskhinval

July 30th

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

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Pertaining to the exchange of ratifications of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration signed between South Ossetia and the Russian Federation

Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, and Grigory Karasin, a State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, exchanged on July, 30 ratifications of the Treaty on Alliance and Integration (signed on March, 18 between the two states by Presidents Tibilov and Putin).

July 28th

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

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Pertaining to the appointment of a First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Under the President Decree Andrey Tskhovrebov was appointed as a First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on July 27, 2015.

July 28, 2015, Tskhinval

July 24th

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

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Pertaining to the delivery presentation of copies of credentials

Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, delivered to Grigory Karasin, a State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, copies of credentials on July, 24.


A fruitful dialogue on subjects of mutual interest related to further development of friendly interstate relations and cooperation between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation took place.

The parties emphasized concurring opinions on a range of current international issues.


July 24, 2015, Tskhinval

Entry procedures for foreign citizens arriving to the Republic of South Ossetia

Entry to the Republic of South Ossetia is performed only through the territory of the Russian Federation.


For citizens of the Russian Federation:

Visa-free regime for citizens of the two states is established between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation.

List of documents granting Russian citizens the right to entry the Republic of South Ossetia:

1. Passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation certifying the identity of the citizen of the Russian Federation outside of the territory of the Russian Federation;

2. Passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation;

3. Diplomatic passport;

4. Service passport;

5. Seaman’s passport (identity card).

Children under 14 years of age require Birth certificate and documentary evidence of citizenship.

For minors under 18 years of age traveling alone or accompanied with third party notarially certified parental consent (consent of adoptive parents, custodial parents or trustees) for traveling abroad is needed.

For citizens of states the Russian Federation established visa-free regime with:

Entry visa is not required for citizens of states the Russian Federation has established visa-free regime arriving to the Republic of South Ossetia.

Entrance to the territory of the RSO is performed upon invitation obtained by private individuals (relatives), citizens of the Republic, or by legal bodies and organizations registered on territory of the Republic (invitations for tourists or business visitors).

Standard invitation letters are submitted to the Immigration control office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia from the inviting party.

Consideration period for invitations - 10 to 30 calendar days.

Consideration period for invitations to foreign visitors coming to conduct business activity – 30 calendar days.

For citizens of states the Russian Federation established visa regime with:

At least valid double-entry Russian visa is required for entering the Republic of South Ossetia.

Entrance to the territory of the RSO is performed upon invitation obtained by private individuals (relatives), citizens of the Republic, or by legal bodies and organizations registered on territory of the Republic (invitations for tourists or business visitors).

Standard invitation letters are submitted to the Immigration control office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia from the inviting party.

Consideration period for invitations - 10 to 30 calendar days.

Consideration period for invitations to foreign visitors coming to conduct business activity – 30 calendar days.

List of documents required for invitation execution on foreign citizens entrance to the Republic of South Ossetia:

1. For the inviting party - passport of the citizen of the Republic of South Ossetia or a documentation package of a legal body registered on territory of the Republic;

2. Copy of passport of the invited person;

3. Copy of document proving the sibling connection (if relevant).

Upon entry to South Ossetia territory all foreign citizens must within 3 (three) days register in the Immigration control office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia.

Address: 26, Tasoeva str., (former Chkalova str.)

Tel.: +7 (8502) 45-19-91.

Foreign citizens arriving to the Republic of South Ossetia for tourism must address the Committee on youth policy, sports and tourism of the Republic of South Ossetia and ask to write an official invitation letter.

E-mail: [email protected],
Tel.: +7 (8502) 45-23-77.

Journalists arriving to the Republic of South Ossetia are accredited by the State Committee on information and Press upon application of the seconding party.

E-mail: [email protected],
Tel.: +7(8502) 45-50-52.

South Ossetia Foreign Minister Kazbulat Tskhovrebov Interview to Interfax News Agency

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- Mr. Tskhovrebov, what are the primary goals set for the Foreign Department?


- According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia, the foreign policy of the state is defined by the President. Our priority is development of foreign policy general strategy for the next months and submission of relevant proposals to the President. The Head of state visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July, 10. He emphasized the importance of diplomatic service, noted the role of foreign policy department in strengthening South Ossetia statehood and set the main objectives for the ministry. It is execution of these tasks defined by the President the function of the ministry. Together with the department officers we will do our best to justify the President expectations.

July 23rd

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

Pertaining to the procedures of obtaining permission to enter the Republic of South Ossetia

South Ossetia citizens have the right to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue an admission to the Republic for foreign visitors. A copy of passport of a citizen of the Republic, data on the invited persons and a document confirming family ties (if relevant) should be attached to the application. Consideration period – up to 10 calendar days.

July 17th

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

July, 17 saw a special statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia condemning military exercises, staged by the 58th Army of the Russian Federation in Southern Military District and South Ossetia, and naming them “acts of provocation”.

July 15th

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



Leonid Tibilov hosted a meeting with Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation on July, 15.


Issues concerning the work of the Ministry were discussed and the political course was marked out during the meeting.

The President emphasized the activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one of the most important departments of the Republic, has to be aimed at strengthening South Ossetia statehood and enhancing the Republic’s image in Russian sight and at international level. Moreover, the President suggested working out the next few days an agenda of a meeting with other ambassadors and South Ossetia representatives in countries we have interstate relations with.

July 14th

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

Once again the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia declared of transferring South Ossetia-Georgian boundary deeper into Georgian territory while establishing entry-resistant constructions. The planned visit of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, whom the Georgian party tried to bring to border obviously with provocative purposes is also connected with alleged violation of border by South Ossetia representatives.