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

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.

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

The professional Day of peacekeepers was celebrated on July, 14 in the Republic of South Ossetia. This day the Joint Peacekeeping Forces entered the Georgian-Ossetian conflict zone in 1992. For 16 years the peacekeeping forces have been the only guarantor of peace in the region and faced first attacks of Georgian army in August, 2008. The feat of these heroes will be kept in memory of South Ossetian people.

July 10th

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



Kazbulat Tskhovrebov, the newly appointed Foreign Minister was introduced to the department officers on July, 10 when Leonid Tibilov, the President of the Republic visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As the President noted, “the recently appointed minister is not a new person in the department and is well known to the team and is on to the work of the department entrusted to him”.


The President emphasized the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the main department that is in charge of foreign policy tasks set by the President in general and strengthening the international positions of our state in particular.

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

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

Under the President Decree Kazbulat Tskhovrebov was appointed as a Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on July 9, 2015.

July 10, 2015, Tskhinval

July 2nd

Joint statement of South Ossetian and Abkhazian delegations on the Geneva International Discussions



The UN General Assembly has been accepting draft resolution on refugees and displaced persons from South Ossetia and Abkhazia prepared by Georgian party for several years already. Delivering again and again the same writing of the document Georgia tries to impose on international community a unilateral politicized corrupt vision of the problem of refugees to support their non-legitimate territorial claims.


The latest draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on refugees and displaced people that was presented by Georgia in June, 2015 and was similar to the previous one approved by the UN GA, refers to exercising the right of all internally displaced people, refugees and their descendants to return to “their homes located on whole territory of Georgia, including Abkhazia and South Ossetia”.

June 26th

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

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Pertaining to the appointment of an Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation

Under the President Decree Znaur Gassiev was appointed as the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation on June 26, 2015.


Short biodata:

Znaur Gassiev was born on May 13, 1974 in Tskhinval.

June 23rd

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

Paata Zakareishvili, Georgia State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality, declared on December, 8 that Georgian authorities were ready to conduct any form of dialogue, including negotiations with South Ossetia authorities. In his report on the work conducted by the ministry Mr.Zakareishvili stated that it had concentrated on “approaching Abkhazian and Ossetian public” that allowed binding relationship between the people and promoted confidence-building.

The message of South Ossetia delegation for mass media

Concerning the results of the 30th round of the Geneva International Discussions

Regular round of the Geneva International Discussions where missions from South Ossetia (headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement), Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA and representatives of the EU, the UN and the OSCE was held on December 9-10, 2014 in Geneva.

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



Istanbul hosted an international festival “Culture Days of Ossetia in Turkey” organized by Culture Ministries of Russia and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, supported by “Alan”, the Ossetian community in Turkey that have celebrated the 25th anniversary this year.


A delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia represented by David Sanakoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the RSO, and Kosta Pukhaev, the First Deputy Head of the RSO President Administration, as well as a delegation of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania headed by Lyudmila Tokaeva, the Vice-chairman of the RNO-Alania Parliament, and Fatima Khabalova, the Minister of Culture of the RNO-Alania, participated in the festivities.