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

Declarations of mad love to the Ossetian and Abkhazian people are made by Georgia recently. Georgian mass media bristles with quotations of Georgian leaders who are vying with each other in offers of brotherhood, autonomy as a part of Georgia or European perspective.

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

Irakliy Alasania, the Minister of Defence of Georgia, declared on October, 14 that Georgia would begin the process of South Ossetia and Abkhazia "deokkupation" by means of the international community pressure. What is more, the normative acts approved by parliaments of the two states have no international legal value for Georgia.

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

Pertaining to Georgian leader G. Margvelashvili's speech on the World Economic Forum

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

The Treaty on Alliance and Integration between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation was signed on March, 18. Signing of the document drew a wide response. Refusing to recognize the existing reality, Georgia and some western countries claimed the signed Treaty to be a violation of international law.

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

Unexpected announcement was made by Zurab Abashidze, the Georgian Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Relations with Russia. “Provided, Russia promotes and encourages a direct dialogue between us and the Ossetians, us and the Abkhazians we are ready to set these questions connected with statehoods aside and even do not discuss them for some time".

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

Pertaining to the statement of Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

A number of statements made by Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, marked the press conference organized after the NATO -Georgia committee meeting. Russia was urged to call back the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Anxiety over the forthcoming agreement signing between South Ossetia and Russia was expressed.

Commentary of the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

On 1 of October during the meeting with UNDP Head Helen Clark the Minister of Foreign Affairs Maya Panjicidze stated that UNDP projects in Abkhazia can be realized in South Ossetia.


UNDP is, no doubt, important and useful agency of recognized value and merit. However, taking decisions of possibility for one or another international agency to fulfill its activity at the territory of sovereign state – the Republic of South Ossetia are authorized only competitive organs of state power of the Republic, but not Georgian foreign office.

The commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining to the statement of I. Garibashvili at UN GA 69th session

On 26 of September Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili made a speech at the 69th session of UN General Assembly. During the speech Garibashvili declared that Georgia “still aims to settle peacefully August war 2008 and put an end to Russian occupation”, and “to become a supplier of security, not just its user”. Garibashvili also noted the annually enhancing support of UN member states on Georgia’s resolutions pertaining to refugees and IDPs and called all UN members to continue this practice in future.

The commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia

Pertaining the statement of G. Margvelashvili

The President of Georgia after visiting the military airdrome and obviously satisfied by observing Georgian military helicopters flights made very strange statement that Georgia plans to regain the territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia solely by peaceful means “and if Russia recognize that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are part of Georgia it will no longer be the enemy of Georgia”.

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

South Ossetian leadership stated more than once that first priority in foreign policy for South Ossetia is further integration with Russian Federation. The process of integration between two states is going on intensively. To date there are signed more than 70 international agreements, a number of new agreements are presently in process of elaboration, besides, negotiations of signing of new agreement of friendship and cooperation are under way.