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 working visit to Abkhazia the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev participated in the solemnities, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia on May 17.


The festivities began in the Sukhum Park of Glory, where wreaths were laid to the Memorial to victims of the Abkhazian Patriotic War of 1992-1993.

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



On May 16 in framework of the working visit to Abkhazia Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, participated in a scientific conference entitled “The Republic of Abkhazia: struggle for the independence, present-day realities and perspectives”, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence and the Victory in the Abkhazian Patriotic War of 1992-1993 and the 10th Anniversary of its Recognition by the Russian Federation.


Raul Khadzhimba, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia, Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, as well as figures of science and culture, participated in the conference, organized in the Sukhum Museum of Military Glory named after Vladislav Ardzinba.

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



In framework of the working visit to Abkhazia the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev visited on May 15 the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Republic of Abkhazia and met with Oleg Botsiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Republic of Abkhazia, and officers of the Embassy.


The main aspects of work conducted by the Embassy, in particular, terms of strengthening friendly and business ties between corresponding agencies of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia were discussed at the meeting.

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



Upon an invitation from Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, arrived in the Republic of Abkhazia on a working visit, which will last from May 14 till May 18. In framework of the visit the Minister will participate in celebrations, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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



In framework of a working visit to Moscow the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev met with Deputy Executive Director of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Roman Grishenin and Advisor to the Executive Director of the Fund, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Valery Kenyaykin on May 11.

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



In framework of the working visit to the Republic of Artsakh the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev met with Araik Arutyunyan, State Minister of Nagorno-Karabakh, on May 2.


Perspectives and plans for extending the bilateral cooperation in various spheres were discussed during the meeting. Special attention was paid to the development of business and economic ties.

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



In framework of the working visit to the Republic of Artsakh Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Alania, met with Masis Mailyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, on April 29.


Wide range of issues related to the bilateral cooperation, including interaction in framework of the Protocol on Cooperation and Consultations, signed between Foreign Ministries of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Artsakh in 2001, as well as extension of the legal base were discussed during the meeting. Exchange of opinion on current regional and international agenda took place as well.

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

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Upon an invitation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh Masis Mailyan Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, left for Stepanakert on a working visit on April 27.


During the visit the parties will discuss current terms of the bilateral relations, promising areas of further cooperation and the situation in the region.

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April 24 saw a meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Grigoriy Karasin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, organized in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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



Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, participated in the assembly of the International Association of Friends of Crimea, which was held in framework of the IV Yalta International Economic Forum on April 20.


On behalf of the South Ossetian Club of Friends of Crimea Dmitrii Medoev welcomed the attendees and expressed gratitude for the invitation.