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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April 18 saw Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, leaving for the Republic of Crimea, where he will upon an invitation from Sergey Aksenov, the Head of the Republic of Crimea, participate in the IV Yalta International Economic Forum on April 19-21.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to escalation of situation in Syria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia strongly condemns the night air attacks on the Syrian territory and considers these actions as illegal military interference under far-fetched and fabricated pretext.

Statement of Petr Gassiev, the Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia

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We in the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia have heard with anxiety and bewilderment the news about the barbarous air strike by the USA, the Great Britain and France on the territory of a sovereign state – the Syrian Arab Republic.


This unwarranted military action, which looks like a classic military adventure, will without any doubt damage the fragile peace that has established after the many-years-long civil war in Syria.

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



Protocol to the Agreement on Cooperation on Persian leopard recruitment, conservation and monitoring in the Republic of South Ossetia has been signed with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on April 13, 2018 in Tskhinval.

Comment by representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to “peaceful initiatives” of Georgia

Georgian authorities, having recognized the impossibility of “returning back” South Ossetia and Abkhazia forcefully in short term, has changed its tactics. Now the concept of peaceful reconciliation titled “State Strategy on Occupied Territories: Engagement Through Cooperation” and number of so-called peaceful humanitarian initiatives, which are loudly advertised in the world by the official Tbilisi, are on the agenda.

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



A meeting of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev with Vladimir Koshelev, a merited polar explorer of the USSR, Assistant to Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma, and Victor Bunin, a merited citizen of Tskhinval, took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on April 2, 2018.

The message of the South Ossetian delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 43rd round of the Geneva International Discussions


March 27-28, 2018 saw a regular round of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia. A delegation from the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, delegations from the Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, the Russian Federation and the USA as well as representatives of the EU, the UN and the OSCE took part in negotiations.

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



On March 28 Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, visited the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Ossetia and left a record in the Book of condolences in honor of the victims of Kemerovo shopping mall fire.

Tskhinval, March 28, 2018

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



On March 26 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev hosted a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Ossetia Marat Kulakhmetov.


During the meeting Dmitrii Medoev expressed his deep condolences over the loss of lives in Kemerovo shopping mall fire, expressed words of encouragement and sympathy to the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.

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



The Official Representative of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol Valeriy Savlaev and his wife and Ossetian artists from Moscow Vladimir Gobozov and Georgiy Gobozov visited the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry on March 26.