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



Upon an invitation from Stato Veneto Political Movement the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev made a report at the International Days of Self-determined Nations (Giornate Internazionali dell’Autodeterminzione dei Popoli) held in Verona on October 26.


Important aspects of the South Ossetian nation building process, political and legal grounds for the independence of the Republic, which from the point of view of international legislation are based on unfailing steps, were mentioned in the report of the Minister.

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



The XI Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, in which the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev is participating, has opened on October 25.


More than 1100 delegates from more than 40 states arrived to participate in the work of the Forum. Representatives of public authorities, business circles, political and public figures, diplomats, experts, journalists from Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Israel, India, Iran, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, China, Luxembourg, Malta, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United States, Finland, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Japan and other countries.

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



During the visit to the Italian Republic the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev visited the province of Catania, Sicily on October 22.


The city of Randazzo saw a ceremonial meeting of Dmitrii Medoev with Francesco Sgroi, the Mayor of the city. Deputies to the Mayor, public representatives and Eugeny Panteleev, the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Palermo, participated in the meeting.

National anthems of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Italian Republic were performed at the beginning of the event.

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



Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Yason Demeev, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation, on October 22.

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

A working visit of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev to the Italian Republic has started on October 22, 2018.


In framework of the tour the Minister will visit the province of Catania where a range of meetings are expected to be held in the municipality of Randazzo, province of Catania.

On October 25-26 the Minister will participate in the XI Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona.

The message of the South Ossetian delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 45th round of the Geneva International Discussions

October 9-10, 2018 saw a regular 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. Official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, delegates 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



The 45th round of the GID, in which the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitii Medoev is participating, is held in Geneva on October 9-10.


The Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia, which are held in accordance with Medvedev-Sarkozy's agreements reached after the Georgian armed aggression against South Ossetia in August 2008, will celebrate this October their 10th anniversary.

The main objective of the Discussions is maintaining stability South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Representatives of Abkhazia, Georgia, South Ossetia, Russia and the USA are participating in the Discussions, chaired by representatives of the EU, the UN and the OSCE. The Discussions are held in two working groups – on security and humanitarian issues.

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

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In framework of the visit to Abkhazia a meeting of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev with member of the Abkhazian People’s Assembly Committee for international and interparliamentary relations Dmitrii Ardzinba was held on October 4.

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



In framework of the visit to the Republic of Abkhazia a meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Daur Kove was held on October 3.

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



September 30 saw the official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, participating in the events, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Victory and Independence Day of the Republic of Abkhazia. In framework of the events the delegation laid wreaths at the monument to Vladislav Ardzinba, the first President of the Republic of Abkhazia, located in village Lower Eshera of the Sukhum district.