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

September 12th

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

September 8, 2016 saw members of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress adopting by an absolute majority the Resolution (H. Res. 660) which contained not only the mythical and abstract theses about “the territorial integrity” and “occupation of Georgian regions” by Russia but also an appeal to give Georgia “opportunities for defense”.

September 9th

Comment of Murat Dzhioev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia pertaining to the 7th Anniversary of recognition of South Ossetia’s Independence by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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September 10, 2009 saw the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela recognizing the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia that became an important political event in political life of our young Republic. Venezuela is the third country that followed the example of Russia and Nicaragua and made such a responsible and significant for us decision despite the difficulties the country was facing at that time. People of South Ossetia will always be thankful to the Venezuelan party for that.

September 8th

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

Pertaining to Alan Kochiev’s, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia, working visit to Italy and San-Marino



Alan Kochiev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, returned from Italy where he had been on a working visit.


Range of issues related to cooperation development were discussed at different meetings with representatives of several political parties and public organizations in Marche and Veneto regions.

Situation around the Republic of South Ossetia as well as possibilities of developing bilateral relations with Italy in various spheres were specifically mentioned at the press-conference of Alan Kochiev organized in Pizarro.

September 5th

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

Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Egor Kochiev, Head of Diplomatic Mission of the Moldovan Transdniestrian Republic in the Republic of South Ossetia, on September 5.


Current terms of bilateral relations between the two Republics as well as range of issues of mutual interest were on the agenda.


September 05, 2016, Tskhinval

August 30th

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



Murat Dzhioev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the event dedicated to the International Day of the Disappeared, organized by the ICRC mission in the Republic of South Ossetia on August 30 in Tskhinval.

August 29th

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



Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Mauro Murgia, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy, who arrived to Tskhinval on a working visit, on August 29.

August 26th

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

Festivities dedicated to the 8th Anniversary of recognition of South Ossetia’s Independence by the Russian Federation were celebrated on August 26 in Tskhinval. Eight years have passed since Dmitry Medvedev signed the historic Decree of the Russian Federation President on Recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia, that had been preceded by years of bloody struggle of South Ossetia people against Georgia for the right for free life and future worth living.

August 24th

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



Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Narim Kozaev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and in the Republic of Nicaragua, on August 24.


The Ambassador informed the Minister about details of recent visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, where he participated in solemn ceremony and delivered credentials to President Maduro.

August 19th

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 August 19.


Full range of the activity conducted by the Mission on territory of the Republic in general and latest achievements of the Committee as well as current projects and plans for the nearest future in particular were talked in detail.

August 12th

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

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Narim Kozaev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, handed over credentials to Nicolas Moros Maduro, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the official ceremony that took place at the Miraflores presidential palace on August 10, 2016.


Greeting the Ambassadors on behalf of the Venezuelan people, President Maduro emphasized the importance of building up interstate relations based on mutual assistance and respect to international law.