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).

The Interview of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Jioev to the State Television and Radio Company ‘IR’ on the occasion of South Ossetia Diplomacy Day

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Tomorrow on 28 May by tradition South Ossetia Diplomacy Day is marked in the Republic of South Ossetia. The appearance of this remarkable day is connected with the fact that on 28 May 1992 the first Government of the RSO was formed at the session of Supreme Soviet of the Republic of South Ossetia. And the Ministry of Foreign Relationships was a part of it. The Ministry of Foreign Relationships was a prototype of present-day Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By tradition we have been marking South Ossetia Diplomacy Day since then. Our foreign-policy department is aimed at the implementation of our Country`s foreign-policy lines the concept of which defines President of the Republic E. Kokoity

We are glad to note that there have been not bad results in the foreign policy of late years. First of all it is connected with the fact that the Russian Federation has recognized the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia and established diplomatic relations with it after repelling Georgian attack against South Ossetia. Then a number of other countries followed the lead of Russia. As you know the Embassies of the RF, the Republic of Abkhazia, Diplomatic Mission of Transdniestria Republic of Moldova function today in the Republic. We have established diplomatic relations with Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru. We work hard other countries to follow the lead of Russia and recognize the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia.