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).

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December 22nd

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



Exchange of ratifications of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership signed between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on December 22, 2017.

December 14th

The message of the South Ossetian delegation for mass media



Pertaining to the results of the 42ndround of the Geneva International Discussions


December 12-13, 2017 saw a regular round of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia. A delegation from the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, delegations from the Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, the Russian Federation and the USA as well as representatives of the EU, the UN and the OSCE took part in negotiations.

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

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



December 14 saw a briefing of Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, organized for the South Ossetian media representatives upon a visit of the Minister to Belgium and France.

December 9th

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



December 8, 2017 saw a meeting of Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, with Laura Arys-Djanaeva, the President of Ossetian Association in France “Alania”, which marked the end of the visit of the Minister to France.


During the meeting the parties emphasized directions of practical interaction with the Ossetian community in France in cultural, scientific and humanitarian spheres. Mutual consent to maintain regular contacts and use the existing potential for overcoming common challenges was expressed.

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



Upon an invitation from Count Peter Sheremetev, a famous cultural worker, philanthropist and public figure, Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, visited Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian Conservatory of Paris on December 8, 2017 in framework of his visit to France.


Count Peter Sheremetev is chairman of the Russian Musical Society in Paris, director of the Russian Conservatory of Paris and chairman of the Presidium of the International Council of Russian Compatriots.

During the meeting, which was held in a friendly atmosphere, the Minister took a brief journey into the history of South Ossetia and shared features of traditional culture of the Ossetians. In his turn Count Sheremetev told about the history of the Russian Conservatory, its traditions and current activities.

December 8th

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



Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, met with representatives of the Ossetian community in France on December 7, 2017 in the House of Associations in Paris.


During the meeting the Minister told about the social and economic situation in South Ossetia, the priority directions of foreign and domestic policy of the Republic, the work on strengthening ties between South Ossetia and Ossetian communities, and answered numerous questions of representatives of the association.

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



Upon an invitation from Laura Arys-Djanaeva, the President of Ossetian Association in France “Alania”, Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, arrived in France on December 7, 2017.


In framework of the visit Minister Medoev met with Ekaterina Solonitskaya, Head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Paris.

During the meeting the participants discussed perspectives of development of humanitarian and cultural cooperation, possibilities of implementation of joint projects and other issues of mutual interest.

December 5th

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

Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Gairbek Salbiev, the Chairman of Darial Public Movement, which unites natives and citizens of the Kazbegi region of Georgia. Representatives of the organization have numerous times claimed about violation of their rights by Georgian authorities.

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



December 4, 2017 saw a working meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Vitaly Ignatiev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, organized at the margins of the 11th European Russian Forum in the European Parliament in Brussels.


Issues of mutual interests were discussed during the meeting. In particular, the Ministers talked about strengthening interaction between foreign policy agencies of the two states.

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



December 3-4, 2017 saw the 11th European Russian Forum entitled “EU 2017 and Russian Revolution 1917: Lessons not Learned”, which was held in the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels.