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 study visit of Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, with a group of guests of the Republic of Nauru to the central part of Nauru Island, where phosphates - the strategic natural resources are exploited, was organized on January 30, 2017.


Peter Christian, the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, and Grigorii Loginov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Nauru, took part in the visit as well.

In framework of the official events, dedicated to the 50th Independence Day of the Republic of Nauru, an ethnographic exhibition was opened in Yaren, where traditional buildings, instruments of labor, domestic artifacts of not only the people of Nauru, but also the people of Fiji, Tuvalu, Guam and Micronesia were presented.

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



On January 28, 2018 in framework of the official visit to Nauru the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev participated in a solemn mass on the occasion of the 50th Independence Day of the Republic, held in the Cathedral of the city of Anibare.


Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, participated in the event as well.

H.E. Honorable Baron Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru, members of Government and Parliament of Nauru, high guests – Heads of friendly states as well as Ministers attended the mass.

In honor of the guests a festive dinner was held after the mass.

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



Baron Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru, hosted a meeting with Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, on January 26, 2018 in his residence.


During the reception the Minister thanked the President for the invitation and on behalf of the South Ossetian authorities once again expressed words of gratitude for the decision to recognize the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia made in 2009.

Alongside with this Minister Medoev handed the congratulatory letter from Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, addressed to Baron Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru, on the occasion of the main national holiday – the Independence Day.

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



On January 26 in framework of the official visit to Nauru the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev participated in the launch of a new diesel power station constructed with the assistance of Australia, India and Taiwan, supported by the EU.


The project is of vital importance for the Republic of Nauru, since it provides secure functioning of the infrastructure of the whole state.

At the solemn opening ceremony the President of the Republic of Nauru Baron Waqa cut the ribbon and launched the station.

In his welcoming speech President Waqa congratulated the audience with a wonderful gift for the 50th Independence Day of Nauru and emphasized that construction and launch of the object would ensure stable electrical power supply.

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

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Upon an invitation from Baron Waqa, the President of the Republic of Nauru, Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, will visit the Republic of Nauru since January 25 till February 4, 2018.


On January 31, 2018 the Minister will participate in the festivities, dedicated to the 50th Independence Day of the Republic of Nauru.

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

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A meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, with Grigoriy Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on January 22, 2018.

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

January 18, 2018 saw the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia hosting the first meeting 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.

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



January 17 saw the State Committee on Information and Press holding a news conference of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, on the results of the official visit of Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, to the Republic of Srpska and Belgrade.

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



His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia hosted in his residence a meeting with Anatolii Bibiliv, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, on January 12, 2018.


During the meeting the parties discussed general issues of mutual interest related to Christianity.

The South Ossetian President thanked His Holiness for the audience and congratulated the Patriarch with Christmas, having noted the special role of Orthodoxy in the history and modern life of the people of South Ossetia. The President emphasized that the priority role of Orthodoxy in South Ossetia is stipulated by the Constitution of the Republic.

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



In conclusion of the official visit to the Republic of Srpska and Belgrade Anatolii Bibilov, the South Ossetian President, and members of the South Ossetian delegation visited the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade on January 12, 2018.


Father Stefan, the Beneficiary of the Church, told the guests about the history of construction and reconstruction of the main sanctuary of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

The Church of Saint Sava is one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals in the Europe, which impresses with its grandeur and scale. The Church of Saint Sava in Vracar plateau stands on the same place where the Ottoman Turks enslaving Serbian lands barbarously burned the relics of the greatest saint and the first Archbishop of Serbia.

Later the delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia visited the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade – the Church of Holy Trinity.