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).

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

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The second session of the Expert Council affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia took place on 3 March 2016. Experts from North Ossetia –Alania - Valerij Dzhidzhoev and Ruslan Bzarov - Professors, Doctors of History, and Petr Khoziev participated in the session.


Current agenda in general, and Presidential Initiatives to conduct a referendum on joining the Republic of South Ossetia with the Russian Federation and a referendum on renaming the Republic of South Ossetia, was discussed. Moreover the participants unanimously supported the idea expressed by the Ministry to establish a Terminological Committee on the Ossetian language and adopted a joint statement.


March 4, 2016, Tskhinval



Statement of the members of the second session of the Expert Council affiliated to South Ossetia Foreign Ministry


We, members of the second session of the Expert Council affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia;
Taking into consideration the fact that current stage of our social development is linked with drastic changes in politics and economy of the country and therefore new terms are appearing, definitions of the old ones’ is changing and being adjusted; believe in the necessity of establishing a Terminological Committee on the Ossetian language.
Vocabulary is the most open and flexible aspect of the language system and the Ossetian language is not an exception. Our language is open for borrowing terms. Therefore establishment of such a committee is necessary not only for translation of a large amount of regulatory documentation into Ossetian, but also for expanding social and political vocabulary as well as common lexis of modern Ossetian language.

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