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



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



Opening ceremony of a memorial plaque to Znaur Gassiev, installed on the house where the political patriarch of South Ossetia lived, took place on March 26.


Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, Erik Pukhaev, the Prime Minister, Petr Gassiev, the Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia, Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, Znaur Gassiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, and public figures took part in the ceremony.

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



In framework of a working visit to Moscow on March 19-22, Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, held a number of important meetings with representatives of government authorities of the Russian Federation in Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs inclusive.

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



Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister and head of the executive group, chaired another assembly of the group, organized to ensure the holding of Russian presidential elections, appointed for March 18, 2018, in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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



Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, heading the South Ossetian delegation at the GID, met with the Co-Chairs of the Discussions, representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, in Tskhinval on March 5.


Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with the Co-Chairs of the Geneva Discussions on the same day.

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



March 7, 2018 saw another assembly of the executive group, organized at the Direction of Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, dated January 15, 2018 on establishment of an executive group, affiliated with the South Ossetian Presidential Administration, to ensure the holding of the presidential elections in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia, appointed for March 18, 2018.


The South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev, the Deputy Chief of Administration of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Konstantin Pukhaev, the Chairman of Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of South Ossetia Bella Plieva, Head of Foreign Policy Directorate of Administration of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Vaneev, the Minister of Education Natali Gassieva, the Chairman of the State Committee on Information and Press Maria Kotaeva and heads of the South Ossetian regions were present at the meeting. Sergey Manko, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Ossetia, was invited to the meeting as well.

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



On the occasion of termination of his diplomatic mission as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Nicaragua in the Republic of South Ossetia, Juan Ernesto Vásquez Araya met with Andrey Tskhovrebov, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, in the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation on March 5, 2018.


During the meeting, which was held in a friendly atmosphere, the parties highly assessed the state and the perspectives of strengthening the South Ossetian-Nicaraguan cooperation and determined further steps aimed at its development.

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



March 6, 2018 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosting a meeting with Marat Kulakhmetov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in South Ossetia.

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



Dmitrii 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 March 5, 2018.


The parties exchanged opinion on current level of South Ossetian-Abkhazian relations and discussed issues, related to the bilateral cooperation.