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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February 28th

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

The statement made by Zurab Abashidze, the Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Relations with Russia, in interview to Starvision TV, in which he expresses his opinion that sooner or later Russia would call back recognition of the independence of South Ossetia, was perceived with certain irony in Tskhinval.

February 22nd

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

Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, visited Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia and delivered condolences to Elbrus Kargiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in RSO, on the passing of Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, on February 21, 2017.

Tskhinval, February 21, 2017

February 13th

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



February 13, 2017 saw a meeting of Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, with Nalan Antmen, Head of the ICRC mission in South Ossetia, whose mission on the ground is terminating.

February 10th

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia to South Ossetia International Information Agency

Q: A meeting of Grigoriy Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Zurab Abashidze, Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia, was held on February 7. Despite the fact that it was a regular meeting in this format, information about its outcome attracted public attention in South Ossetia. What are the reasons of that?

Comment of Murat Dzhioev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, pertaining to Presidential Decree dated February 6, 2017 «On conducting a referendum in the Republic of South Ossetia»

Decree issued by Leonid Tibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, on holding a referendum on resumption of the historic name of our state is a politically timely and historically justified decision.

February 9th

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

A referendum, where citizens will be able to express their opinion on the rebirth of the ancient name of their country, the State of Alania, will be held in the Republic of South Ossetia on April 9, 2017.


A lot of people in the world, and first of all in friendly countries, hail this decision as a most important act that shows a commitment of South Ossetia to the principles of the democratic system of a state, fundamental right of its people in an confirming the sovereignty and the historical continuity of their state.

February 8th

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

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Telephone conversation between Murat Dzhioev and Vitaliy Ignatyev, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Pridnestrovien Moldavian Republic, was organized on February 8, 2017.


In the course of conversation were discussed the issues of the further development and intensification of bilateral relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Pridnestrovien Moldavian Republic, the unity of opinions and approaches to international cooperation was noted.

February 5th

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

The decision that was made by the European Parliament on February 2 about provision of visa-free regime to Georgia has caused a boundless euphoria among Georgian authority, which began to offer these benefits to “those citizens of Georgia who live in territories that are not controlled by Georgian central government – in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region”.

February 2nd

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, hosted a meeting with Egor Kochiev, Head of Diplomatic Mission of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in the Republic of South Ossetia, on February 2, 2017.