Sun, 18/12/2016 - 12:12

Where will the Georgian authorities lead their country?

The Georgian population is seriously disappointed in democratic procedures and is gradually losing faith in the European course of development.

This is evidenced by the results of the recent parliamentary elections in Georgia. Experts have noted that turnout of voters was only half of the country's citizens. At the same time a considerable part of those who came to the polling stations experienced certain pessimism about the pro-Western policy of development of the Georgian state.

It indicates that Georgia is at a political deadlock, and more and more voters feel this fact.
The statements of the Georgian politicians that the Western course of development will enable them to become a full member of the EU and NATO failed to be implemented and led to disappointment.

The theme of the North Atlantic integration should be considered separately. Leaving aside the loud statements of the current president Mr. Margvelashvili and its predecessor, the criminal Saakashvili, it is interesting to know what concrete benefits Georgia has got from contacts with NATO.

Without NATO, Saakashvili would have never ventured into a bloody adventure in August 2008. The problem of resolving conflicts with South Ossetia and Abkhazia would have been remained under the ongoing negotiation process, very difficult, but not bloody. A lot of people would have survived.

Currently Georgian servicemen participate in all international NATO military operations all over the world, where NATO troops are fighting. Georgian servicemen are wounded, gave their lives for alien interests. On the territory of the country are periodically held military exercises with the involvement of the western contingent that does not contribute to peace and stability in the region. On the contrary, the main objective of the West is to incite Georgia against Russia, constantly trying to cash in on the issue of the "occupied territories".

Recently, on the territory of the joint NATO and Georgia's Center for training and assessment (JTEC) near Tbilisi have started the military exercises "NATO-Georgia 2016". This year it is the third multinational exercises on the territory of Georgia - after "Noble Partner" in May and "Agile Spirit" in September. There is a systematic build-up of scale and intensity of the operational training of the Georgian armed forces according to NATO standards with the active involvement of the command and staff structures of the Alliance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia, as well as the press-service of the Defense Ministry of South Ossetia have stated that the measures to improve the level of combat readiness of the Armed Forces of Georgia by NATO, the constituent part of which is to hold the military exercises- is to support the confrontational policy of Georgia and strengthening its military and political ambitions. The leaders of the Washington Regional Committee force a fully under controlled Margvelashvili once again put the country on the verge of resuming military adventures.

Something similar happens with the issue of Georgia's accession to the EU. Brussels attracts Tbilisi by "membership", in fact, knowing well that a poverty-ridden country, and even with territorial claims to the independent states is absolutely useless for Europe. Even the visa liberalization the EU promises to the Georgians not the first year.

So where will lead Georgia its current president Mr. Margvelashvili and his supporters of European integration and Russophobia? Moreover, the impoverished people are less willing to believe in a beautiful fairy tale of Brussels and Washington about the beautiful future.

Inal Pliev,
International expert of IA "Res"

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 15:16

A regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on socio-economic cooperation between South Ossetia and the Russian Federation will be held today in Vladikavkaz

The next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on socio-economic cooperation between South Ossetia and the Russian Federation will be held today in Vladikavkaz.

The South-Ossetian delegation is headed by the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, the Russian – by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin.
In the course of the meeting it will be discussed financial assistance of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia in 2016-2017.

The South \-Ossetian delegation has also included the Chairman of the Government of South Ossetia Domenty Kulumbegov and other officials..

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 12:09

Alexander Totoonov and Igor Kochiev held a meeting of the Commission for Co-operation of the Federation Council and the Parliament of South Ossetia

At the Federation Council of the Russian Federation was held a meeting of the Commission for Co-operation of the Federation Council and the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia.

According to the website of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly, the meeting was led by Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Alexander Totoonov and the Chairman of the South Ossetian Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations Igor Kochiev.

The work of the Commission was attended by Speaker of the Parliament of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov.
South Ossetia is a very important partner of Russia, said Alexander Totoonov during the meeting, noting the friendly bilateral relations.

The meeting participants discussed the issues of social protection of citizens of the Republic, the legislative ensuring of the implementation of the Agreement on alliance and integration between Russia and South Ossetia, as well as the inter-parliamentary cooperation and planning the Commission's work in the coming year.

The next meeting of the Federation Council Commission for Cooperation and the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia will be held in Tskhinval in 2017.

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 15:03

Alanian necropolis was discovered in Bulgaria

35 kilometers from the Bulgarian city of Dobrich Bulgarian archaeologists discovered the Alanian necropolis. This was reported to the South Ossetian-Bulgarian Friendship Society by the Adviser to the Varna Community and Director of the Regional historical Museum of Dobrich Kostadin Kostadinov.

"We have been digging the third week and are delighted with the results", - said the Bulgarian scientist.

The necropolis was discovered by the Candidate of History, researcher at the Department "Middle Ages" of the Dobrich Regional History Museum Bojan Totev Ivanov.

This is the second Alanian necropolis discovered by the scientists in the Republic of Bulgaria. The first, located three kilometers from the first one, was discovered six years ago also by Bojan Totev.

Bojan Totev is an outstanding Bulgarian scientist. His research interests include the study of the archaeological heritage of the steppe peoples in Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. He has been researching the cultural influence on the great trade routes. Scientific activities of Bojan Totev are expressed in a series of publications issued in Bulgarian, Russian, Kazakh and English languages, in the reports, made at international conferences and participation in archeological expeditions in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

"We are very happy about this discovery - said Kostadin Kostadinov. - There are the same burials here, as in Alan catacombs in the Caucasus. That's impressive. "

The South Ossetian-Bulgarian Friendship Society was registered in 2006. The first chairman was an outstanding Ossetian scientist, Doctor of History, Professor Murat Sanakoev. After his tragic death by the decision of the general meeting of the participants, the Society was named after him. The Society is engaged in the development of scientific and cultural cooperation with Bulgaria.

It is expected to issue a book of fairy tales in Ossetian and Bulgarian languages, as well as participation of the South Ossetian scientists in scientific conferences in Bulgaria.

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 13:50

South Ossetia is keeping close watching on the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics - Foreign Minister of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev

Republic of South Ossetia recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics in June 2014. After signing the decree on recognition of the republics South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov instructed the Foreign Ministry to establish diplomatic relations with them.
On the positive results of the Ministry's work in this direction told the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev.
"In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of South Ossetia its foreign policy is determined by the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the Executive body, implementing a coordinated foreign policy of the state, - said Dzhioev.
On June 18 and 27, 2014 by the decrees of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov were recognized the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic respectively.
"Dzhioev has noted that to execute the presidential decrees "On the recognition of the Donetsk People's Republic" and "On the recognition of the Lugansk People`s Republic", the Foreign Ministry is maintaining contacts with the foreign ministries of both republics.
"On April 16, 2015 took place the opening of the mission of the Republic of South Ossetia in the Luhansk People's Republic and in the Donetsk People's Republic, - said the Minister. - April 28, 2015 in the Republic of South Ossetia took place the solemn ceremony of opening the missions of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic. The work of the missions contributes to the strengthening of friendly relations between our countries.
We are ready for fruitful cooperation, effectively using the existing potential. Currently we are working on memorandums of mutual understanding in various areas of cooperation. In particular, we are expecting the signing of a Memorandum on cooperation in the field of communications. We are also maintaining contacts in the field of culture, education and in the sphere of political relations. In these republics there are a large number of industrial enterprises, the products of which can find consumption in our contrary and vice versa; South Ossetia is rich in natural resources, such as mineral water springs, which may be of interest to our friends. In addition, we intend to set up joint ventures."
Dzhioev has added that in October in the LPR and the DPR were held preliminary elections to local authorities, which were attended by observers from South Ossetia.
"Our representatives have given high praise to the level of organization of voting, as well as the organization of life activity in these republics, despite the fact that they are subjected to daily aggression from the Ukrainian side, - said Dzhioev. - South Ossetia is keeping close watching on the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics, deeply empathizing with their residents. We wish a speedy establishment of peace on this long-suffering land."

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 11:47

Security and counter-terrorism were discussed today at the joint meeting of the Councils of South Ossetia and Russian Security

Security and counter-terrorism were discussed today in Tskhinval at the joint meeting of the Councils of South Ossetia and Russian Security, held under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic Leonid Tibilov.

Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliev has noted that the working meeting on regional security issues was held the day before after his visit to the western borders of the Republic.

"We touched upon not only this region, but in general, the problems existing in the Central Asia, Syria, discussed the threat posed by the ISIL," Dzhabhat en-Nusra ", assessed the situation and prospects of collaboration on the prevention of terrorist acts on the territory of the Republic and in the whole region ", - he said, appreciating the level of training of Russian border guards and South Ossetian law enforcement agencies.

Nurgaliyev has added that the Security Councils of Russia and South Ossetia worked out plans for further joint work in several areas, and soon they will be submitted for approval.

According to the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, the recent joint work was carried out in all directions.

"We can say that the agreements reached between Russia and South Ossetia, are being implemented and filled with new content, I welcome this work, - he said. - The relations have reached the highest level and we value it. "

Thu, 27/10/2016 - 11:23

IPRM participants noted the need for fire prevention measures on the border line

Since the last meeting conducted in the framework of the mechanisms for preventing and responding to incidents (IPRM), for violation of the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia were detained six people, - told reporters the head of the South Ossetian delegation David Sanakoev after the meeting, held within the framework of the IPRM in the village of Ergneti.

"For the current period, for violating the state border were detained six citizens of Georgia, four of whom were deported to the territory of the neighboring state after the relevant procedures, - Sanakoev said. - Two other citizens will also be handed over to the Georgian authorities in the near future. "

According to Sanakoev, at the last meeting were discussed issues related to the damage of the information signs at the state border by burning of grass on the Georgian side.

"We discussed the need for the relevant works on the borderline, fire-prevention measures, - Sanakoev said."

Sanakoev has added that in the course of the meeting were also raised the issues related to the delimitation and demarcation of the state border.

"It was discussed how knowing of the border line will facilitate the life of the residents of the border areas, - said the head of the South Ossetian delegation. - We, for our part, will continue to equip the border unilaterally, until the Georgian side is ready to work together on this issue. "

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 23:51

At the meeting chaired by Domenty Kulumbegov and Lev Kuznetsov was discussed the implementation of the Investment Program

In Tskhinval under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of South Ossetia Domenty Kulumbegov and Minister of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov was held a meeting, during which were discussed the issues of implementation of the Investment Program for socio-economic development of the RSO.

In particular, they talked about the outcome of yesterday's inspection tour of the facilities under construction in the framework of the Investment Program.

Lev Kuznetsov has arrived in South Ossetia on a working visit with the Russian interagency working group headed by Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliev.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers of South Ossetia and the Russian delegation.

Opening the meeting Domenty Kulumbegov has noted that the Investment Program for socio-economic development of South Ossetia is implemented with the financial assistance and the support of the Russian Federation.

"Mr Kuznetsov, along with his colleagues regularly come to our Republic with the purpose of monitoring the progress of implementation of the Investment Program", - he said.

Speaking about preliminary results of the inspection tour, Kulumbegov has noted that there is no any doubt about the absolute majority of the facilities to be put in commission this year.

"The works are carried out in the framework of the schedules that have been agreed with the state customer - the Ministry of Construction of the Republic", - he said and added that at the same time there are separate facilities, which need to be discussed additionally.

"We are also going to consider the issues related to the development of the real economy. This is an important part of the Investment Program ", - he explained.

Lev Kuznetsov, for his part, noted that there is very little time until the completion of the financial year.

"Therefore, our task is to discuss how we can efficiently complete this year in terms of completion of facilities and financial indicators", - he said.

At the same time Kuznetsov has noted that the situation and the level of attitude to the efficiency of budget spending have changed in the Russian Federation.

He has quoted the words of the Chairman of the Russian Government that the untapped financial resources will be reallocated to other facilities more efficient in terms of quality.

"Regions of the Russian Federation will return the money, which are not implemented. ", - he said.

Kuznetsov has stressed that the program embedded in the budget of the Russian Federation in support of South Ossetia for the next year and a three-year period, in many respects is protected not worse, and even better.

"It is also an indicator of confidence and expectations," - he said.

Lev Kuznetsov has also noted the importance of the personal control of the responsible ministers.

"We have said that that the quality, the level of the facilities under construction should be a model not only for the Republic but also for the neighbors, and we provide such opportunities. We say, let us create the best projects, the best technical solutions, modern equipment ", - he said.

In the course of the meeting were also discussed the issues of effective implementation of the Investment Program for socio-economic development of South Ossetia.

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:44

Leonid Tibilov received the Russian delegation led by Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov has received the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliev, arrived in the Republic on a working visit.
During the meeting they discussed a wide range of issues relating to the security of South Ossetia, as well as bilateral cooperation with the Russian Federation.
Then the Head of State met with a delegation of Russian interagency working group led by Rashid Nurgaliyev.
Leonid Tibilov welcomed the guests of the Republic, noting close allied relations between them.
"We met and worked here in June - reminded Tibilov.- There are many issues that we need to discuss together, especially in this difficult time, we have to be sensitive, attentive, vigilant on many state matters ".
The head of state has expressed confidence that the discussions between the representatives of Russian interdepartmental working group and the South Ossetian side will be productive.

"We are ready to work - said Tibilov.- The leadership of the Republic retained the mood to the positive work. Basically, this attitude is to maximize the use of the tremendous material and financial assistance in budgetary sphere, as well as to implement the Investment Program. South Ossetian side is not going to retreat from these principles. "

Leonid Tibilov wished his colleagues to develop common approaches in relevant areas.

"We are working hard to make the work of the government agencies completely or as close as possible to adapt to the principles that exist in the Russian Federation", - said the president.

Rashid Nurgaliev also welcomed those present, noting that the meeting was held within the framework of the signed plan of cooperation between the staffs of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and the RSO for 2015-2016.

"We are holding this meeting as part of this plan - said Nurgaliev.- Our trip and work is to determine the main directions, conducting interagency bilateral working consultations, primarily on the exchange of experience of law enforcement agencies of our states, the competent authorities of South Ossetia, on the issues of general crime, the fight against the organized crime and the sphere of corruption counteraction. "

Nurgaliyev has noted that in South Ossetia has arrived a large group of specialists of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Interior Ministry, the Investigative Committee and the FSB.

"Within two days we will be working together as part of our planned activities, - continued Nurgaliev.- Of course, we understand that two days is short-term, but we act on the premise that this work and the interaction between our agencies were organized in the past. Therefore, I believe that the developments that have already been among our agencies today will help to work more effectively in these areas. Our main goal is, above all, direct communication and networking. "

Nurgaliev has expressed confidence that communication will be useful for both sides.

"It is necessary first of all to establish a constructive and useful contact to form the set of questions and problems, to work together to solve them, - said Nurgaliyev. – After the discussions we with Leonid Tibilov will hold an extended meeting and will consider the results of the work of our colleagues. "

The meeting was also attended by the heads of relevant ministries and agencies of South Ossetia.

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 23:10

In South Ossetia is being held the planned monitoring of activities of foreign citizens working in the border areas of the Republic

Representatives of the Department of Immigration Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of South Ossetia, officers of the Border Control Agency and the KGB conducted the inspection of the appropriate documentation of the foreign citizens, working in the Republic.
In particular, inspection of the relevant documents has been made at the block factory, were are working citizens of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
According to the spokesman of the Border Service of the KGB of South Ossetia, it has been carried out inspection of the documents, in particular documents on registration and the right to work.
"Border Service exercises control of foreign citizens in the border territory of the Tskhinval district, - a spokesman said. - Today, out of the eight people we inspected the documents of seven ones, all of them are citizens of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; the eighth completed his work on the territory of the Republic and left South Ossetia. "
Senior inspector of the department of immigration control of the Interior Ministry of South Ossetia, major Gena Tedeev said that immigration authorities carried out such inspections regularly.