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).

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

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On the passing of Znaur Gassiev

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Zanur Gassiev, a conspicuous statesman of the Republic of South Ossetia, passed away March 6, 2016 in his 91st year.


A grand statesman, wise politician and patriot, he was sincere when dedicated all his life to the interests of his people. Each person in South Ossetia and abroad who knew him would remember Znaur Nikolaevich as a man of marked individuality with long life experience, who had always been friendly and openhearted.

The authorities and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia offer the heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies on this irreparable loss.


March 7, 2016, Tskhinval