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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A commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia concerning the speech of the President of France N. Sarkozy in Georgia

On 7 of October 2011 during his visit to Georgia the President of France Nicolas Sarkozy gave raise to many questions by his speech at the meeting of many thousands in Tbilisi to those who concerned by the fortunes of peace and stability at the Caucasus indeed. Rather emotional speech of Sarkozy explicitly meant not only for Georgians but for French voters as well, dose not coincides with that President who in the August of 2008 really undertook significant mediatory efforts and together with the President of Russia D. A. Medvedev agreed Caucasus crisis management plan.

Commentary of press-bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in connection with the statement of state minister of Georgia on reintegration

State minister of Georgia on reintegration Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili at the hearings in Georgian parliament on April 15 2011 proposed to issue to citizens of South Ossetia and Abkhazia “neutral” passports without Georgian symbology what ostensibly let their owners to go abroad and to learn there at the expense of fund of president of Georgia.

RSO MFA: Drugs penetrated to RSO from Georgia

Georgia used to be a big problem for South Ossetia in a view of drugs supply at South Ossetia’s territory. That was disclosed to IA “Res” by the deputy Foreign Minister of South Ossetia Alan Pliev who was commenting a number of reports in electronic mass media of existing in US State Department assumptions about possible trafficking through the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev to IA "Res" on the decision of European court on human rights of rejection of claims against Georgia

Decision of European court of rejection of citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia and relatives of Russian peacekeepers claims against Georgia is an unfair act and confirmation of unbiased attitude of this honorable European organization towards human rights.

The commentary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of RSO M. Dzhioev to the State Radio and TV Company “Ir” concerning Saakashvili statement

The President of Georgia Saakashvili during a live televised address on PIK channel Tuesday made statements that are completely controversial to his previous statement at European Parliament that Georgia will not resort to military force against Abkhazia and South Ossetia. He said “we are in state of war” and that’s why I believe that Saakashvili has rejected himself the recent statement that Georgia will not use force against South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This should be a lesson for those who rely on this statement.

Comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia is showing its concern over M. Saakashvily` s statement which he made on January 25th of this year on live broadcasting channel PIK (First Informational Caucasian).