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 - 2018

March 5th

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



Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alan Elbakiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Republic of South Ossetia, on March 5, 2018.


The parties exchanged opinion on current level of South Ossetian-Abkhazian relations and discussed issues, related to the bilateral cooperation.

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



During a working visit to the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev visited the Consular Agency of the Republic of South Ossetia in Vladikavkaz and met with Moris Sanakoev, the Head of the Agency, and employees of the office.


The Minister got acquainted with working conditions and held a working meeting with officers of the Agency.

March 2nd

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



In framework of the working visit to the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania a meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, with Aslan Tsutsiev, the Minister for National Relations of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, was held on March 1, 2018.

March 1st

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

Passions related to the death of a Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili, who died in the State hospital in Tskhinval, are being inflamed in Georgia. On February 22, 2018 Archil Tatunashvili was detained by law enforcement agencies of South Ossetia in Leningor on suspicion of reconnaissance and sabotage activities and involvement in murders of civilians during military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia in August 2008.

February 21st

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



February 21, 2018 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosting a meeting with a group of mountain skiers from Catalonia and Andorra, members of Himalaiaski Club, who had made several high-altitude climbs in South Ossetia.

February 11th

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



February 10, 2018 saw a meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, with Yason Demeev, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation, organized in Vladivostok.


The Representative of South Ossetia informed the Minister about the activity, conducted in the Far East. In his turn the Minister set the priority tasks, which would promote more effective cooperation of South Ossetia with Vladivostok and the Far East Federal District in general.

On the same day the Minister met with activists of the Ossetian community of the Primorsky Territory of the Russian Federation. The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere.

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



A meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, with Vitaly Verkeenko, the mayor of Vladivostok, took place in the administration of Vladivostok on February 9. 2018.


During the negotiations the parties discussed the perspectives of bilateral cooperation between Tskhinval and Vladivostok in different areas, the possibilities of implementation of joint humanitarian projects including those for the youth. Special attention was drawn to interaction in sphere of culture and cultural exchanges. This, in particular, was related to organizing exhibitions, concerts and other events.

February 10th

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

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On his way home after the official visit to the Republic of Nauru, Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, made a short stop in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.

February 5th

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



In conclusion of the official visit to Nauru, the official ceremony of signing bilateral South Ossetian - Nauruan intergovernmental documents took place in Yaren on February 3, 2018.


The Memorandum of understanding on cooperation and interaction on international relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Nauru and the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Government of Republic of Nauru on waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of nationals of the two countries were signed by Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Baron Divavesi Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru.

February 2nd

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

Pertaining to the discussion on implementing the Russian-Georgian agreement on customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods


Possibility of implementing the bilateral Russian-Georgian agreement on customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods signed in November 2011 has again become widely discussed in media recently.