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).

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

Pertaining to the situation in Syria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia strongly condemns another air strike carried by US-led coalition in Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in victims among civilians, and perceives these actions as an open act of aggression against a sovereign state.

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

Pertaining to the 10th Anniversary of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation


Large scale solemnities, dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation will be held on August 26. This date is entered by gold letters in the historical chronicle of the Ossetian people.

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

Pertaining to Noble Partner 2018 – multinational military exercises conducted in Georgia


Large-scale military exercises Noble Partner 2018, in which more than 3 000 soldiers from 13 NATO member states are participating, started in Georgia for the fourth time on August 01, 2018. The US aircraft and German armored vehicles are involved as well.

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

Pertaining to the 10th anniversary of Georgian military aggression against South Ossetia


Over a long period of time South Ossetia has been the object of the predatory aspirations of the Georgian authorities. Since proclamation of the Georgian independence each new leader considered it his duty to start military actions, ethnic cleansings or genocides against the Ossetian people. Many thousands of the Ossetians were killed and massacred as a result of that. The genocides of the Ossetian people in 1920, 1989-1992, the military invasion in 2004 and, finally, the Georgian-Ossetian war in August 2008, in which the military confrontation culminated, left deep open wounds in hearts of the Ossetian people.

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 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Passions related to the death of a Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili, who died in the State hospital in Tskhinval, are being inflamed in Georgia. On February 22, 2018 Archil Tatunashvili was detained by law enforcement agencies of South Ossetia in Leningor on suspicion of reconnaissance and sabotage activities and involvement in murders of civilians during military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia in August 2008.

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

Pertaining to the discussion on implementing the Russian-Georgian agreement on customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods


Possibility of implementing the bilateral Russian-Georgian agreement on customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods signed in November 2011 has again become widely discussed in media recently.

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

Festivities, dedicated to the 27th Anniversary of the Republic of South Ossetia are being held in South Ossetia. The proclamation of the Republic became a logical result of the aggressive Georgian policy, aimed at extirpation of the Ossetian nation, its ancient traditions and culture. This big day ushered in a new era in history of South Ossetia. According to the established tradition, the Day of the Republic is celebrated with a military parade held in South Ossetian capital.

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

The official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Igor Kozaev, the Chief of Administration of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, which was heading to Tiraspol to participate in the festivities dedicated to the 27th Anniversary of the Day of Republic of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, was denied entry to the Republic of Moldova by border guards of the Republic of Moldova on August 31.

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

Georgian border guards placed at Russian-Georgian border denied entry to Georgia for Russian citizens of Ossetian origin, natives of settlement Kob, who were going to their native village to celebrate a religious holiday. Without explanation, deportation stamps, banning from entry for five years, were placed in their passports, and later, with reference to an order of a higher official, it has been cynically stated that “not a single Ossetian would ever enter the territory of village Kob”.