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Such is the case for people living in Tskhinvali, or South Ossetia, a region recognized by the United States and NATO as Georgian territory but a Russian stronghold for the last 30 years. A truce was ostensibly called in 2008, but as the photographer Tako Robakidze discovered, ask any Georgian in the ...
An agreement has been reached between Nauru and Georgia's break-away region of South Ossetia to abolish visas for stays of up to 90 days. The Russian news agency RIA said the deal was signed during the recent visit of South Ossetia's foreign minister to Nauru which marked its 50th anniversary of ...

The document spoke only of Russia and Georgia; neither Abkhazia nor South Ossetia was mentioned. Many experts say this was a demand made by the Russian party, but the subject of the agreement was international control over shipments that came from Russia into these republics. The sides agreed ...
An official investment internet portal - www.investrso.su - has been created in South Ossetia. Its function is to provide foreign investors interested in exploring the South Ossetian economy with all the necessary information they may need. Basic information has already been uploaded to the portal about ...
The foreign ministers of Georgia's breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are in Nauru in the hope it will lobby for their recognition as independent countries. Tuvalu and Vanuatu quit their ties to the two small republics in 2014 and no new country has signed up to recognise the pair since.
The United States has condemned an agreement between Russia and the leaders of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia concerning a joint military force. In a statement issued on January 26, the U.S. state Department said the agreement, which Russia ratified a day earlier, was not a valid treaty.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States condemned Russia's agreement with leaders of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region regarding a joint ... "The United States' position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia is unwavering: The United States fully supports Georgia's territorial integrity within its ...
A member of South Ossetia's ruling party, United Ossetia, has been appointed as chairman of the parliament's legislative issues committee, dashing the opposition's desperate bid to bag at least one post carrying some clout in the parliament. Apart from the ruling party, there are three other parties in the ...
On January 25, the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian legislative body, ratified the military agreement with breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia "on the procedure of inclusion of separate units of the armed forces of the Republic of South Ossetia into the armed forces of the Russian ...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) has condemned the ratification of a military agreement between Russia and South Ossetia by the Russian State Duma. The agreement ensures the entry of South Ossetian armed units into the Russian armed forces, civil.ge reports. "Ratification of this ...
The document says that sending them to the Russian military base in South Ossetia will be on a voluntary basis. Upon concluding such a contract, a citizen must be discharged from military service in the South Ossetian armed forces and his further active duty will be regulated by the Russian legislation.
South Ossetia's government information service said Taimuraz Bitiev was chosen by President Anatoly Bibilov as part of moves to extend international ties. The president said he has instructed his officials to ask Nauru's foreign ministry to accredit Mr Bitiev. South Ossetia's foreign minister Dmitry Medoev ...
president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a Kyiv meeting with Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze on Friday, Jan 19, proposed that Tbilisi includes the issues of the Russian occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the mechanism of upgrading sanctions against Russia, the ...
Marik Dudaev, a notorious figure known both in Tskhinval and Tbilisi, has been killed in South Ossetia. During the Georgian-Ossetian conflict in the early 1990s, he acted as 'a popular vigilante' organizing armed resistances in Ossetian villages. He was also allegedly a racketeer, 'covering up' the activities ...
Georgia has sent a protest note to Bosnia and Herzegovina over the visit of the head of the breakaway South Ossetia region to Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska. South Ossetia is a breakaway state from Georgia - financed, defended and effectively controlled by Moscow, while the ...
YEREVAN. - The opening of transport corridors via Abkhazia and South Ossetia is quite realistic, if this has already been voiced at the Prime Minister's level. National Assembly of Armenia "Tsarukyan" Faction MP, economist Vardan Bostanjyan, told the aforesaid to Armenian News-NEWS.am. In his words ...
Dodik held a meeting with Bibilov today, with the Bosnian Serb leader saying he believed South Ossetia had a "completely sovereign right to decide on their destiny," and that it was "entirely legitimate" for his administration to cooperate with Tskhinvali. Dodik also promised Bibilov a return visit to South ...

"I would rate the decision of Vladimir Putin to participate in the 2018 presidential elections in Russia in third place. More than 90% of the population of South Ossetia are also citizens of Russia, and for us, the issue of who will lead Russia is very important: much hangs in the balance in South Ossetia based ...
Self-proclaimed President of Georgia's breakaway region South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov says he is a "staunch supporter" of South Ossetia's entry into the Russian Federation, adding it is place where South Ossetia belongs. He said that South Ossetia should return to Russia and unite with North Ossetia.
South Ossetia has been blacked out for three days now, after a massive snowfall broke the transmission line carrying electricity from Russia. As they struggle to have the power supply resumed, the South Ossetian authorities have asked the Russian emergency ministry for a helicopter to help them inspect ...
According to Tamaz Bestaev, healthcare minister at the Tbilisi-based Provisional Administration of South Ossetia, as of December 25, there were around 400 residents of the region who used the Georgian state-funded medical service program in 2017. The corresponding figure for 2016 stood at 679, ...
The parliament of the separatist region of South Ossetia voted in its 2018 budget draft on December 19, according to civil.ge. Thus, 86% of the RUB7.67bn ($130.8mn) projected in revenues is to be funded by Russia, as per the new bill. Like Abkhazia, South Ossetia is heavily reliant on Russia for trade, aid ...
On December 18 - the day of the formal campaign launch of the March 18 Russian presidential election - the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader Anatoly Bibilov and "the Russian ambassador to South Ossetia" Marat Kulakhmetov convened a meeting with local officials and heads of administrations to ...
Predominantly inhabited by ethnic Georgians, Akhalgori was occupied by South Ossetia following the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and has been under Tskhinvali's control ever since. Mearakishvili, an ethnic Georgian who stayed on in the province after its occupation, has consistently raised awareness of ...
Residents of South Ossetia have been promised a fantastic New Year's present - a second internet provider, Yug Telekom, which will launch before the end of December. Work on laying the cables for the new provider has already begun in Tskhinval, and an operating license has already been issued.
The South Ossetian government news service said the visit followed an invitation by Nauru's president Baron Waqa who met South Ossetia's leaders in Moscow in November. The South Ossetian president Anatoly Bibilov said at the Moscow meeting Mr Waqa confirmed that nothing would get Nauru to ...
Tbilisi, DFWatch-Georgia blames a drop in the number medical visits from South Ossetia on obstacles imposed by Tskhinvali justified by claim Ossetians are being 'humiliated'. In 2017, there was a sharp drop in the number of people traveling from South Ossetia to Georgia proper to get medical treatment.
At a recent meeting the presidents of Armenia and Georgia were unable to avoid the subject of transport through South Ossetia and Abkhazia into Russia. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Georgia on 25 January for an official state visit. Armenian experts believe that this was one of the main ...
The Deputy Foreign Minister underlined that "less than ten years after the barbarian attack on South Ossetia," there was "a full-speed development of ... Grigory Karasin also noted that despite the incumbent Georgian government's pledges that it would not use force against Abkhazia and South Ossetia, ...
South Ossetia has been blacked out for three days now, after a massive snowfall broke the transmission line carrying electricity from Russia. As they struggle to have the power supply resumed, the South Ossetian authorities have asked the Russian emergency ministry for a helicopter to help them inspect ...
According to Tamaz Bestaev, healthcare minister at the Tbilisi-based Provisional Administration of South Ossetia, as of December 25, there were around 400 residents of the region who used the Georgian state-funded medical service program in 2017. The corresponding figure for 2016 stood at 679, ...
On December 18 - the day of the formal campaign launch of the March 18 Russian presidential election - the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader Anatoly Bibilov and "the Russian ambassador to South Ossetia" Marat Kulakhmetov convened a meeting with local officials and heads of administrations to ...
Predominantly inhabited by ethnic Georgians, Akhalgori was occupied by South Ossetia following the 2008 Russo-Georgian war, and has been under Tskhinvali's control ever since. Mearakishvili, an ethnic Georgian who stayed on in the province after its occupation, has consistently raised awareness of ...
It is important to note that Georgia is unlikely to utilize the weapons to try to take back its South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions, which Russia illegally has been occupying since 2008. Since then, Russia has been involved in what is called a "creeping occupation," in which Russia takes just a bit of Georgian ...
In 2008, Saakashvili initiated a conflict with Russia over the issue of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Georgian military, despite support from the U.S., was quickly defeated by Russia, and Saakashvili and his U.S. counterparts suffered an embarrassing loss, as Abkhazia and South Ossetia became ...
During the Beijing Olympics in August 2008, Saakashvili sent his army crashing into the tiny enclave of South Ossetia, which had broken free of Georgia when Georgia broke free of Russia. In overrunning the enclave, however, Saakashvili's troops killed Russian peacekeepers. Big mistake. Within 24 hours ...
On the Line - November numbers for the occupation line detentions: 66 people were illegally detained at the occupation line in November. 51 of them were taken at Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia line, and 15 more by the Russian FSB border guards at Abkhazia line. Most of the detainees usually are ...
His name is Nikolai Khubayev, but everybody calls him Levsha [Russian for "left-hander"]. He spends his days in his workshop in the town of Tskhinval, making or mending shoes, repairing musical instruments, or cutting keys. He's left-handed - hence his nickname, given to him by his friends back when he ...
Russian president Vladimir Putin has filed a draft law to the State Duma over the ratification of the so-called military agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia (Tskhinvali). The information was released by the Russian state-led news agency Tass. The so-called deal was signed by ...
Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia (Tskhinvali), has released Georgian citizen Giorgi Giunashvili, after he spent 18 months captive in ...
The countries have had no diplomatic relations since Russia recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia as being independent in 2008.
A Georgian man was on Sunday handed over to the Georgian government from breakaway region South Ossetia's prison in a three-way deal ...
Our key point is that helping both the displaced persons and the ones remaining on the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia without ...
Tensions have been escalating since 2008, when Russia recognized South Ossetia's declaration of independence from Georgia.
NOVO-OGARYOVO, November 14. /TASS/.Russia will continue to provide financial support to South Ossetia, a new aid program will be ...
Russia has also unilaterally recognized the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia following a brief war with Georgia in ...
Anatoly Biblov, meanwhile, thanked Putin for the invitation, calling it "very important for South Ossetia." The South Ossetian leader was also ...
Moscow, November 14. /TASS/. Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday will meet with President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, who ...
The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, visited the Georgian villages of Tserovani and Khurvaleti on the border with South Ossetia ...
Tbilisi, DFWatch-Breakaway South Ossetia plans to charge customs tax for goods to the region's lower east corner, to the detriment of the ...


 

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