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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April 21st

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

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Murat Dzhioev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alba Azucena Torres Mejia, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Nicaragua in the Republic of South Ossetia, who arrived in Tskhinval on the occasion of inauguration of Anatoliy Bibilov, the president elect of the Republic of South Ossetia, on April 21.

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

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April 21 saw Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosting a meeting with a delegation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, headed by Karen Mirzoyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Semen Afiyan, the NKR MFA Secretary General, was also among the delegates who arrived in Tskhinval on the occasion of inauguration of Anatoliy Bibilov, the president elect of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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

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Murat Dzhioev, South Ossetia Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Natalya Nikonorova, Foreign Minister of the Donetsk People`s Republic, who was on an official delegation of the Republic which arrived in Tskhinval on the occasion of inauguration of Anatoliy Bibilov, the president elect of the Republic of South Ossetia, on April 21.

April 19th

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

Pertaining to the Resolution on Cooperation with Georgia adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council

March 24 saw the United Nations Human Rights Council adopting the Resolution on Cooperation with Georgia at the 34th session held in Geneva, where absolutely groundless alarm was expressed about “human rights and humanitarian situation in South Ossetia” as well as about ban on international observers entering the territory of the Republic. The document was prepared and submitted by Georgia.

April 14th

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

We paid attention to statements made by a representative of the UN Secretary General in which regrets are expressed about presidential elections and the referendum on resumption of the historic name “the State of Alania”, which from now on would be used alongside with the existing name of the state, that took place in the Republic of South Ossetia. The UN considers it as unilateral actions that could affect negatively regional security and undermine the GID.

April 12th

Message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

April 9, 2017 saw presidential elections and the referendum on resumption of the historic name “the State of Alania” that took place in the Republic of South Ossetia.

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

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Pertaining to the appointment of the Head of the Official Representation of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

Under the Decree of the Minister of Foreign Affairs dated April 10, 2017 Vitaliy V. Yankovskiy was appointed as Head of the Official Representation of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

April 8th

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

Statements of Anna Fotyga, the Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) of the European Parliament, representatives of the U.S. State Department and other institutions where they express “deep concern” over the presidential elections in the Republic of South Ossetia appointed for April 9 and the referendum on resumption of the historic name “the State of Alania”, which will be used alongside with current name of the Republic, diffused by the MFA of Georgia were not left without attention in South Ossetia.

April 5th

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 Narim Kozaev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on April 5.

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



On April 4 officers of the MFA of the Republic of South Ossetia laid flowers to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic in commemoration of victims of the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg on April 3.


Citizens of South Ossetia were making floral tribute at the Embassy of the Russian Federation expressing condolences to people of the Russian Federation.

Vitaliy Khasiev, born in South Ossetia, was injured by the attack and for the time being is in hospital in St. Petersburg.


April 5, 2017, Tskhinval