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 official visit to the Syrian Arab Republic negotiations between Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Bashar al-Assad, the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, were held on July 23 in the Presidential Palace in Damascus.


The meeting continued in an extended format with the participation of representatives of both states.

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



Anatolii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, arrived on an official visit to the Syrian Arab Republic on July 23.


Igor Kozaev, Chief of Administration of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, Dmitrii Medoev, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibragim Gasseev, Minister for Defence, Alan Tadtaev, Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response, and Gennadii Kokoev, the Minister of Economic Development, are members of the South Ossetian official delegation.

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



In framework of the preparations to the official visit of Anatlii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, to the Syrian Arab Republic, a meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Walid Muallem, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic, was organized on July 22.

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



July 20 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, leaving for the Syrian Arab Republic on an official visit.


The delegation, which heads off to Damascus to make arrangements for the forthcoming official visit of the South Ossetian President Anatolii Bibilov to the Syrian Arab Republic that would take place in a short period of time, includes officers of the Foreign Ministry and the Administration of the President.

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 Andrey Tibilov, the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Brazil, on July 5.


Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, participated in the meeting as well.

The message of the South Ossetian delegation for mass media

Pertaining to the results of the 44th round of the Geneva International Discussions

June 19-20, 2018 saw the 44th round of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia. A delegation from the Republic of South Ossetia, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, delegations 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.

Joint statement of South Ossetian and Abkhazian delegations on the Geneva International Discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia

For several years already has been the UN General Assembly accepting draft resolution on refugees and displaced persons from South Ossetia and Abkhazia prepared by Georgian party. While delivering again and again the same writing of the document Georgia tries to impose on international community a unilateral politicized vision of the problem of refugees in order to support its non-legitimate territorial claims.

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



June 20, 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 to South Ossetia.

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



June 7 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia hosting a meeting with Ashot Astabatsyan, the new Head of the Representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Republic of South Ossetia.


Issues, related to the work of the ICRC Representation in South Ossetia and programs of the Committee for the nearest period were discussed during the meeting.

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



In accordance with the Project of A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the RAS and RusHydro on preparing an area in Ossetia for the Persian Leopard Reintroduction, a solemn ceremony of laying 12 paw prints of the Persian Leopard took place with the support from the Administration of Vladikavkaz on May 31.


Laying the paw prints is a part of a sculptural composition titled “Leopard Reintroduction in Caucasus”, which is built in framework of the ecological awareness promotion program titled “Project on preparing an area for release of Persian Leopards in Ossetia”.