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).

A reply of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia to IA “Res” Question Concerning the Act of Adoption of RSO State Independence on 29 of May 1992

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QUESTION: On 29 of May 1992 Supreme Soviet of the Republic of South Ossetia adopted an Act of RSO State Independence. What was the role of this Act in the case of achieving of independence?

ANSWER: This day, 29 of May 1992, has become one of the most significant dates in the history of the Republic of South Ossetia. That day Supreme Soviet of the Republic of South Ossetia adopted an Act of declaration of independence of the Republic of South Ossetia, thus claimed of creation of another independent State at the former USSR area. The adoption of Act of the independence declaration of the Republic of South Ossetia was preceded by long struggle of people of South Ossetia against the Georgian military aggression, Georgian nationalism, which defined the goal of physical elimination or total expatriation of Ossetians from their motherland and consecutive, legal steps on juridical legalization of established in accordance with the will of people State.
At the eventuated on 19 January 1992 Referendum the people of South Ossetia unambiguously voted for independence and defined clear political tack for future. Later on the declaration of people’s will has been confirmed by the nationwide adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia at 2006 referendum.
The Republic of South Ossetia proved by its existence that it is a formed State aiming at peaceful and equal mutual relations with its neighbours and the international community, a State, conducting democratic and social reforms, a State with its own territory, population and an effective power.
Recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia by Russian Federation and a number of States, formation of conventional and legal base of RSO international relations assures the people of South Ossetia the Republic will take an equal and dignified place amongst the countries of international community.

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