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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Communique of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia On mutual recognition and establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Syrian Arab Republic

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, being authorized by the Government, has the honor to state that the Republic of South Ossetia and the Syrian Arab Republic,


Reaffirming their commitment to general principles of international law,

Being guided by the desire to establish and develop full-fledged political, economic and cultural interaction between the two states for the benefit of the two nations,

The 26th Anniversary of the Act of Declaration of Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia



May 29, 1992 is a special date in the heroic history of the people of South Ossetia.


At the height of the Georgian military aggression against South Ossetia the Supreme Council of the Republic of South Ossetia adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia 26 years ago on this day.

Adoption of the Act of Declaration of Independence of the Republic of South Ossetia was anticipated by a long-lasting struggle of the people of South Ossetia against Georgian nationalism, which aimed at extermination or total expulsion of the Ossetians from their Motherland, and by consistent, legally checked steps, aimed at legal formation of the state, which was created in accordance with the will of the nation.

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



At the end of the visit to the Italian Republic Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Alan Kochiev, the Mayor of Tskhinval, together with Fillipo Gasperi, the Mayor of Gradara, visited the memorial to resistance fighters of the province of Pesaro, victims of the World War II, and laid flowers to the memorial tablet.

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



A news conference of Alan Kochiev and Fillipo Gasperi, Mayors of Tskhinval and Gradara, on the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Administration of Tskhinval (the Republic of South Ossetia) and the Municipality of Gradara (the province of Pesaro and Urbino, the Italian Republic) was held in the capital of the province of Pesaro on May 25, 2018 in framework of the visit of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Alan Kochiev, the Mayor of Tskhinval, to the Italian Republic.

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



In framework of the visit of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev and the Mayor of Tskhinval Alan Kochiev to the Italian Republic, an Agreement on Cooperation between the Administration of Tskhinval (the Republic of South Ossetia) and the Municipality of Gradara (the province of Pesaro and Urbino, the Italian Republic) was signed in the town of Gradara on May 24.


Alan Kochiev and Fillipo Gasperi, Mayors of Tskhinval and Gradara, signed the Agreement.

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

May 23 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, and Alan Kochiev, the Mayor of Tskhinval, arriving upon an invitation from Fillipo Gasperi, Mayor of Gradara, in the town of Gradara (the Italian Republic).


During a meeting with Mr. Gasperi the parties discussed the prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation between Tskhinval and Gradara in spheres of urban infrastructure, culture, tourism, as well as trade and entrepreneurship.

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



Working meeting of the South Ossetian delegation at the GID, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, and the Co-Chairs of the Discussions, representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, took place in Tskhinval on May 23.

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



May 20 is annually celebrated in South Ossetia as the Commemoration day of victims of the Georgian aggression. On this day in 1992 the roundabout way nearby the Ossetian village Zar became a scene of the atrocity committed by Georgian extremists. A column of South Ossetian refugees was shot down at point-blank range from an ambush. Thirty three persons, mostly children, women and elderly, were killed as a result of that barbarous action; about twenty persons were badly wounded.


According to the established tradition a mourning meeting was held at the monument “Mourning mother” raised at place of the tragedy. Officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia participated in the meeting. Victims of not only the Zar tragedy, but also all those who had been killed throughout of the many years-lasting Georgian-Ossetian conflict, who had sacrificed their lives for the independence of the Motherland, were commemorated at the meeting.

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



May 17 saw Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, together with representatives of Foreign Ministries of the Russian Federation, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic and the Republic of Artsakh, who had arrived in Sukhum on the occasion of the festivities, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, meeting with Raul Khadzhimba, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia.


The President welcomed the guests, thanked them for participation in the festivities and noted the importance of development and strengthening of relations with friendly states.

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



In framework of the festivities, dedicated to 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, a trilateral working meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, and Vitaly Ignatiev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, was organized on May 17, 2018.