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



In framework of the visit to the Republic of Abkhazia the South Ossetia President Anatolii Bibilov and members of the South Ossetian delegation participated in the opening ceremony of a monument to the fallen soldiers in the Abkhazian Patriotic War of 1992-1993 in Ochamchira and laid flowers at the monument.

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



On September 29, 2018 in framework of the visit to Abkhazia the South Ossetian delegation, headed by the South Ossetian President Anatolii Bibilov, laid a wreath at the monument to Sergey Bagapsh, the second President of the Republic of Abkhazia, raised in the village of Dzhgyarda.

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



In framework of the visit to Abkhazia an extended format meeting of the South Ossetian President Anatolii Bibilov and the Abkhazian President Raul Khadzhimba was held on September 29.


During the meeting Anatolii Biblov thanked Raul Khadzhimba for the invitation to participate in celebrations, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Victory and Independence Day of the Republic of Abkhazia and on behalf of the people of South Ossetia congratulated the people of Abkhazia with the great day. Alongside with this the South Ossetian President emphasized that it was a common victory over the evil, against which the Abkhazian and the Ossetian people had fought together.

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

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Official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Anatolii BIbilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, arrived in the Republic of Abkhazia on September 28 to participate in the festivities, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Victory and Independence Day.


Dmitrii Medoev, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibragim Gasseev, Minister for Defence, Igor Naniev, Minister of Internal Affairs, Valerii Valiev, Security Council Secretary, Vladimir Kelekhsaev, member of the Parliament, are members of the delegation.

Statement by members of the Joint South Ossetia-Russia Demarcation Commission on the results of the first assembly of Commission

The first assembly of the Joint South Ossetia-Russia Demarcation Commission was held on September 25-27, 2018 in Moscow.


The assembly was held in an atmosphere of constructive and good neighborliness.

By of the Joint South Ossetia – Russia Demarcation Commission has been signed by the parties.

The next assembly of the Commission will be held in the Republic of South Ossetia. Dates of the assembly will be determined in due-course through diplomatic channels.

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 Riad Haddad, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation, who arrived in Tskhinval on the occasion of the festivities, dedicated to the Day of the Republic on September 20, 2018.

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



September 17 saw Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, heading the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia, hosting a meeting with the Co-Chairs of the Discussions representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, who arrived in Tskhinval on a working visit.


Agenda of the forthcoming 45th round of the GID scheduled for October 9-10 has been discussed at the meeting.

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

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Pertaining to the 10th Anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation


The 10th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation is celebrated on September 17, 2018.

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





On the official reception dedicated to the 9th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation

A ceremonial reception dedicated to the 10th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation organized by the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry took place in the assembly hall of the South Ossetian State University on September 11.


The South Ossetian President, members of the Government and the Parliament, Russian diplomats - officers of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia participated in the event.

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

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Pertaining to the 10th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation


The 10th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation is celebrated on September 9.