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).

Ответы Министра иностранных дел РЮО

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Answer to South Ossetia Newspaper

Q:Representatives of the European Court of Human Rights has recently announced that they didn’t find grounds for examining several lawsuits, related to the events of the armed aggression in August 2008, in which citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia accused the Georgian armed forces of life-threating actions. How could you comment on these actions of the ECHR in relation to the South Ossetian citizens?

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Answer to Media

Q: Just several hours later after she was elected as the President of Georgia Mrs. Zurabishvili has stated that it’s not the time to speak with Russia and immediately reloaded the theme of Russian occupation. How can you comment on that?

A: Definitely, these elections are an internal affair of Georgia and have nothing to do with our Republic. As for the question, hardly did anyone expect more “original” comment on that issue of her … In short time after the elections a noted signal has been sent to the Western partners as well as to Russia. On the other hand that signal is also good for internal use. And maybe this statement would ease the burden of expenses for the sponsors of the mega-budget project “democratic elections in Georgia” as well…

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia to South Ossetia International Information Agency

The European Parliament has prepared a draft resolution, which, inter alia, urges the Georgian authorities to “try to extend the benefits of the AA [EU-Georgia Association Agreement] and the DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area] to the populations of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia”.

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Comment to Netgazeti

Following a request from Georgian online edition Netgazeti, Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister commented the statement of Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, addressed to “the highest authorities of Russia”.

Medoev on the danger of linking Tatunashvili's theme with the continuation of the Geneva discussions

President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, during a meeting with the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions, confirmed the firm position of the Republic aimed at a peaceful and civilized solution of all existing issues, said Foreign Minister of the RSO Dmitry Medoev in a comment to the news agency “Res”.

Dmitrii Medoev: South Ossetia is interested in holding the election of the Russian President at a high level

The South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev, heading the executive group on ensuring the holding of the presidential elections in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia, gave an interview to Res IA where told about the work conducted and the importance of this political event for the Republic.

Dmitry Medoev: The dialogue between the leaders of Russia and South Ossetia become an indicator of the achieved level of relations

15.11.2017 A meeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatolii Bibilov, who arrived in Moscow on an official visit upon the invitation from Russian leader, took place in Novo-Ogarevo presidential residence yesterday. According to experts, the meeting can be called a successful one.

Our edition contacted Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, a participant of the negotiation, and he agreed to give us a brief interview.

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Interview to RIA Novosti


The South Ossetian Foreign Minister stated about the necessity to extend international contacts 21:30 17.10.2017

Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Answers to Questions from TASS

Q: - The Catalan referendum for secession from Spain was held on October 1, 2017. What can you say about this event?

A: - Today the Catalan citizens like we in South Ossetia in early 1990-s have been defending and fighting for the fundamental and the most often declared European value – the right of the people for self-determination. Despite the police riots, it is obvious that the Catalans have honorably asserted their right to independence! The aggressive response of Spanish authorities to the referendum once again has shown to the world that not the rule of fundamental principles of international law, but double standards and barefaced hypocrisy has become the practice in the West. Having recognized the independence of Kosovo by rejection of a part of the Serbian territory, the so-called guardians of democracy have strongly opposed self-determination of the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. And when the people of South Ossetia were exposed to ethnic cleansings by Georgia when they had been asserting the right to independence, nobody in the West condemned the actions of Georgia.

South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitriy Medoev’s Interview to South Ossetia Newspaper

- Nine years ago diplomatic relations were established between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation. What are, in your opinion, the results of the development of South Ossetian-Russian relations over this time? What is their significance not only in framework of intergovernmental format, but in view of strengthening stability and security in the South Caucasus?

- I remember those days very well. Everything was happening in the Reception House of the Russian Foreign Ministry at 17, Spiridonovka Street. Murat Dzhioev, the Minister, arrived in Moscow with a note, where it was written that “on behalf of the Republic of South Ossetia the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia has the honor to offer establishing diplomatic relations at level of Embassies”. The answering note by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, which was announced by Minister Lavrov, contained the consent of the Russian Federation to establish diplomatic relations. Then, at the same place, in solemn surroundings the exchange of notes took place, which constituted the agreement on establishment of diplomatic relations.