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).

Announcement of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

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From 28 February to 3 March Republic of South Ossetia was visited by a delegation from Italy and San Marino headed by President of Friendship Society Italy-South Ossetia, Professor Mauro Murjia.

The delegation was received by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia D.G. Sanakoev. During the meeting it was underlined that extension and strengthening of trade, economic and cultural ties is beneficial for longstanding relations between the sides in the frame of Friendship Society Italy-South Ossetia.

On 1st March, with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was opened a photo exhibition ‘San Marino – ancient land of freedom’, organized by Association of photographers of San Marino, with participation of Representative of South Ossetia in San Marion Epiphanio Torina.

The exhibition was presented by an Architect, Professor of University of Ancona Gabriele Philippini, Representative of South Ossetia in Vatikan Olga Mosckvina. Photos telling about Gabriele Philippini and beauties of San Mariono, one of the oldest and smallest countries of the world, were exhibited.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of RSO D.G. Sanakoev made a speech at the opening ceremony. He noted that interaction in the field of culture contributes to strengthening of friendly ties between Italian and South Ossetian nations.

The exhibition is organized in the frame of cooperation programme and will last till 8 March.

Tskhinval, 3 March 2014