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 - 2016

November 22nd

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



Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister and the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, heading South Ossetia delegation at the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia, hosted a meeting with the Co-Chairs of the Discussions representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, who arrived to the Republic on November 22 in anticipation of the coming 38th round of the Discussions.


The agenda of the round scheduled for December 13-14, 2016 was discussed during the meeting.

November 19th

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

Pertaining to “Legendy armii” program (Zvezda TV) dated November 15, 2016 dedicated to Unus-Bek Evkurov, Head of Ingushetia

We consider it necessary that serious attention should be drawn at another attempt of rewriting historical facts related to aggravation of Ossetian-Ingush conflict in autumn 1992 that were made on Russian channel “Zvezda” in program “Legends of army with Alexander Marshal”, dedicated to Mr. Evkurov, Head of the Republic of Ingushetia. Exceptionally insulting for the Ossetian wordings was used in the program. There were obvious history facts travesty and aspiration to shift responsibility for victims, destructions and shattered confidence between neighboring states on Ossetian party.

November 18th

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

Pertaining to a statement made by Leonid Kalashnikov, Russian State Duma member

November 17th

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



Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Nalan Antmen, Head of the ICRC mission in South Ossetia, on November 17.


The activity conducted by the Mission on territory of the Republic in general and direct humanitarian aid to certain population categories in particular were discussed at the meeting. The parties exchanged opinions on productivity of joint efforts aimed at missing citizens’ search as well as on other terms of cooperation.

Answer of Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, to TASS IA question

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What is the agenda of the coming round of the Geneva International Discussions scheduled for December 13-14?


The next week we’ll have a meeting with the Co-Chairs of the Discussions, that is regularly organized in anticipation of meetings in Geneva.

Recently I had a telephone conversation with Daur Kove, Abkhazian Foreign Minister, and we were discussing our joint strategy at the GID, especially the issue of non-use of force. We’ll do our best to push other participants to work harder on this document. Another issue that we discussed was the issue of human rights execution. The fact is that Georgian authorities do the utmost to deprive citizens of South Ossetia and Abkhazia of the opportunity to go abroad, to make obstacles to receive visas or participate in cultural events.

November 15th

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

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Current terms of Ossetian and Abkhazian foreign bilateral relations as well as the forthcoming round of the Geneva International Discussions were talked over during a telephone conversation that took place between Murat Dzhioev and Daur Kove, Foreign Ministers of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia.


The Ministers agreed on maintaining regular dialogue and close cooperation in strengthening South Ossetia and Abkhazia images at international arena.

November 11th

November 10th

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

The published information about the meeting of official delegation of the Georgian Patriarchy with James Appathurai, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, where as Metropolitan Andrew of Gori and Ateni stated, “the difficult situation in Abkhazia and Samachablo” had been discussed, wasn’t left without attention in South Ossetia.

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

Pertaining to NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia expresses concern about NATO-Georgia Exercise 2016 scheduled for November 10-20. As declared, the main objectives of the exercises are “increasing the intercompatibility of Georgian, Allied and Partner Forces as well as enhancing command and control capabilities”.

November 2nd

Answer of Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, to Res IA question

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- South Ossetia recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in June 2014. After Presidential Decrees on recognition of the Republics were signed, the MFA of the RSO received instructions from President Tibilov to establish diplomatic relations with them. What can you say about the positive results of the Ministry’s work in this direction?


- According to the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia, the foreign policy of the state is defined by the President. As for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is an executive government agency that implements the agreed foreign policy of the state.