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 joint news conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia Marat Kulakhmetov dedicated to the 10th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between South Ossetia and Russia was held in the press-center of Sputnik IA on September 7.


The participants of the conference told about development of the interstate relations over the last years and about future joint projects.

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



A commemoration action in memory of Alexandr Zakharchenko, Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, who had been killed as a result of a terrorist attack, was held by the Representation of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy on September 3 in Pesaro.


The action took place at the obelisk raised in memory of the Italian guerrillas who were killed by Fascists during the World War II.

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



A group of deputies of the South Ossetian Oblast Soviet, members of the Soviet of the XX convocation, members of the Parliament of the I convocation, as well as members of the Central Electoral Commission during the Parliamentary elections were awarded by the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatolii BIbilov with a medal “In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Victory of the Ossetian Nation in the Patriotic War” on August 31.

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

Pertaining to the 10th Anniversary of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation


Large scale solemnities, dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Recognition of the Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation will be held on August 26. This date is entered by gold letters in the historical chronicle of the Ossetian people.

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



Vyacheslav Bitarov, the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, hosted a meeting with Riad Haddad, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation, in Vladikavkaz on August 23.

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



Commemorative events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia were held in the Republic of South Ossetia on August 7-8.


Similar actions were organized in the embassies of the Republic of South Ossetia in Moscow, Sukhum and Tiraspol.

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



Georgii Kochity, Director of the Peoples’ Friendship Center of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Tamara Kaytukova, Deputy Director of the Peoples’ Friendship Center of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, members of the Social Council of Vladikavkaz and the Representative of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in the Republic of Crimea Valerii Savlaev visited the South Ossetian Consular Agency in Vladikavkaz on August 8.

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



A commemoration action – a prayer service, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Georgian military aggression against the Republic of South Ossetia, was conducted under the auspices of the Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy on August 8 in Pesaro.


At the Tree of Peace, a walnut-tree which had been planted in Miralfiore Park in commemoration of victims of the Georgian aggression, a group of friends of South Ossetia observed a minute of silence in tribute to the memory of victims of the attack of Georgian troops on the sleeping town on August 8, 2008.

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



At the request of Marat Kulakhmetov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia, a meeting with Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, was held on August 7.


During the meeting the Ambassador expressed to the Minister sympathy and condolences on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia, when hundreds of innocent people and dozens of Russian peacekeepers were killed. As assured the Ambassador, the memory of innocent victims of those tragic days won’t be condemned to oblivion.