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



A meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Natalia Nikonorova, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic, who has arrived in Tskhinval on a working visit, was held on December 24.


During the meeting the Ministers exchanged opinion on running issues, related to the bilateral relations and regional agenda.

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



On December 24, 2018 Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Natalia Nikonorova, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic, who had arrived in Tskhinval on a working visit.


Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, Andrey Tskhovrebov, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Sergey Peresada, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic, participated in the meeting as well.

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



December 18 saw negotiations between Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Leonid Pasechnik, Head of the Lugansk People's Republic, who arrived in Tskhinval on an official visit.

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



Leonid Pasechnik, Head of the Lugansk People's Republic, arrived in Tskhinval on an official visit on December 17, 2018.


The official delegation of the Lugansk People's Republic includes Denis Miroshnichenko, the Chairman of the People's Council of the Lugansk People's Republic, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lugansk People's Republic, and Vladimir Chernev, Adviser to the Head of the Lugansk People's Republic.

The message of the South Ossetian delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 46th round of the Geneva International Discussions

December 11-12, 2018 saw the 46th round of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia, which are conducted in accordance with Medvedev-Sarkozy's agreements dated August 12, 2008 and September 8, 2008.

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



A news conference of Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, during which he summed up the outgoing year and shared plans for 2019, was held in the press center of the State Committee on Information and Press on December 11.

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

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Under the Decree of Vladimir Putin dated December 06, 2018 Yason Demeev, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation, was awarded with the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation.

Tskhinval, December 11, 2018

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



Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alan Elbakiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Republic of South Ossetia, on December 5, 2018.


During the meeting the parties summed up major developments in the South Ossetian-Abkhazian cooperation achieved in 2018, discussed the perspectives of further interaction between Foreign Ministries of the two states, including at the international arena, and exchanged opinion on range of issues of the bilateral agenda.

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



At the request of Ashot Astabatsyan, Head of the Representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Republic of South Ossetia, a meeting with Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, was held on November 28, 2018.


During the meeting Mr. Astabatsyan reported on the humanitarian programs, implemented in South Ossetia in 2018, and told about the work of the Committee, planned for 2019. Head of the Representation expressed gratitude to the Ministry as the hosting party for the consistent constructive support to the Mission in territory of the Republic.

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



Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Vitaliy Yankovskiy, the Head of the Official Representation of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, on November 24, 2018.


Mr. Yankovskiy reported about the work of the Representation on deepening and extending the bilateral cooperation conducted in accordance with the existing agreements. Consultations on a range of issues which could promote further acceleration of efforts for further development of friendly ties between South Ossetia and Pridnestrovie were held.