Fri, 07/10/2016 - 07:12

The message of the South Ossetian delegation to the media about the 37 round of the Geneva discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia

October 2016, 4-5 in Geneva was held another round of discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia, attended by delegations of the Republic of South Ossetia, the Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, the Russian Federation, the United States, as well as the EU, UN and OSCE representatives.

South Ossetian delegation was headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev.

Discussions were held in two working groups: on security and humanitarian issues.

The work of the first working group focused on the draft document on the non-use of force by Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia as well as to ensure security and stability in the region. It was continued the work of the expert group, formed of representatives of all parties on a statement affirming the commitment of all participants in the talks to the principle of non-use of force as one of the basic provisions of international law.

Due to the lack of visible progress on this issue for quite a long time, the South Ossetian delegation made new proposals on the draft document, supported by the majority of discussion participants, and their discussion is expected at the next round.

Discussing the issues of security and stability in the areas adjacent to the South Ossetian-Georgian state border areas, participants in the discussion noted the success of the joint mechanisms to prevent and respond to incidents (IPRM), as well as the IPRM "hot line".

At the same time, serious concern was expressed in connection with the recent violations of the state border by representatives of the Georgian law enforcement agencies, as well as the attempts of the land development by Georgian citizens on the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia.

The delegation of South Ossetia reiterated an offer to the Georgian side to begin working together on the delimitation of the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia, which would solve many problems related to the lack of border agreements.

As an important component of the overall situation on the security and humanitarian situation there was a discussion of the issues related to the search for the abducted and missing citizens of South Ossetia on the territory of Georgia. The international mediators have assured to continue the work of a specially invited independent international OSCE expert on the missing persons from October 2016.

South Ossetian delegation expressed concern about the expansion of NATO's presence in Georgia, in particular, regarding the military exercises involving the development of joint offensive operations with the assistance of American heavy military equipment.

South Ossetian participants have noted the absolute inadmissibility of Georgia to discuss humanitarian issues in the absence of representatives of South Ossetia, including the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons on various international platforms, including the General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council. Such attempts have led previously to negative consequences, in particular, to the blocking of the discussion of these issues in the framework of the Geneva discussions. The refugee issue was not discussed at the last round, as the resumption of discussions on this subject can be possible only after the termination of its artificial politicization by Georgia.

When discussing cultural heritage was raised again the question of the necessity of returning to the territory of South Ossetia of the old icon-triptych, stolen from the South Ossetian Museum and now located in Georgia. Once again, attention was drawn to threat to the safety of the Ossetian historical - cultural monuments in the Eastern Ossetia (Truso Gorge), being under the control in Georgia, where is not allowed the previously repressed Ossetian population.

South Ossetian representatives particularly focused on the unacceptability of the Georgian regular attempts to create obstacles for international contacts of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, including in the fields of culture and sports.

The next round of Geneva talks scheduled is for December 13-14, 2016.

Sat, 01/10/2016 - 11:56

I am sure that together with South Ossetia we will be producing a lot of good products - Svetlana Orlova

September 30, 2016 the Republic of South Ossetia and Vladimir region have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the framework of the XV International Investment Forum "Sochi-2016."

The Intergovernmental agreement was signed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation Znaur Gassiev and the Governor of the Vladimir region Svetlana Orlova.

The agreement implies a co-operation in areas such as industrial production, attraction of investments, trade, entrepreneurship, science, culture, sport, tourism and youth policy.

One of the next projects to be implemented is the production of mineral water in a glass container "Springs of Ossetia." The cost of the project at the first stage is 30 million rubles.

The Fifteenth International Investment Forum "Sochi-2016" started on September 29 and will last until October 2. It is attended by over 700 heads of Russian and foreign companies.

Sat, 01/10/2016 - 11:55

The delegation of South Ossetia paid tribute to the memory of soldiers-liberators in Sukhum

The delegation of South Ossetia, arrived in Abkhazia to participate in the events dedicated to the celebration of Independence Day, laid flowers and wreaths at the Memorial to thosw killed in the Patriotic War of the Abkhaz in Sukhum, told the correspondent of IA "Res" Inga Chekhoeva.

The ceremony of honoring the memory of fallen soldiers-liberators at the memorial on the Alley of Glory was attended by the Abkhaz leadership, headed by President Raul Khajimba, representatives of ministries and departments, residents and guests of the Republic.

South Ossetian delegation is headed by the Prosecutor General of South Ossetia Uruzmag Dzhagaev. The delegation has also included Minister of Defense of South Ossetia Ibrahim Gasseev, Minister of Internal Affairs of South Ossetia Akhsar Lavoev, invalids of the war in South Ossetia. The event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Ossetia to Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev, as well as the Embassy staff.

There also took place a military parade. The parade was commanded by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Abkhazia, General of the Army Mirab Kishmariya.

Today, the South Ossetian delegation will hold meetings with President of Abkhazia, Vice President, Defense Minister and other members of the leadership of Abkhazia.

The 1992-1993 Patriotic War of the Abkhaz Nation lasted 413 days and ended with the victory over the Georgian aggressor. The entire territory of Abkhazia was liberated from Georgian troops on September 30, 1993.

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 15:15

The South Ossetian delegation in Abkhazia commemorated the second President of the Republic Sergei Bagapsh

The delegation from South Ossetia, along with the leaders of Abkhazia took part in the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths at the tomb of the second President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh.

The South Ossetian delegation, including Attorney General Uruzmag Dzhagaev, Defense Minister Ibrahim Gasseev and Minister of Internal Affairs Akhsar Lavoev is participating in the events dedicated to the celebration of the Liberation Day of Abkhazia, which is celebrated on September 30.

According to the correspondent of IA "Res" Inga Chekhoev, in an interview with the local journalists Dzhagaev wished the Abkhaz people peace and prosperity.

"This victory was achieved at great cost. We admire the heroism of the fallen defenders, "- he said.

Ibrahim Gasseev wished Abkhazia peace and prosperity.

"The people of South Ossetia supported and will support the fraternal Abkhazian people. We will honor the memory of heroes who sacrificed their lives for freedom and independence of the Republic of Abkhazia ", - he stressed.

The ceremony was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev, the Embassy staff, invalids of war in South Ossetia, led by President of the "Fund to support the wounded, who became disabled during combat operations in the territory of South Ossetia in 1989-2008," Madina Plieva.

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 15:01

The delegation of South Ossetia paid tribute to the first President of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba

The South Ossetian delegation, as well as the leadership of the Republic of Abkhazia took part in the ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths at the memorial to the first President of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba in Lower Esher, reported the correspondent of IA "Res" Inga Chekhoeva, participating in the celebration of Liberation Day.

The Ossetian delegation, headed by Attorney General of South Ossetia Uruzmag Dzhagae, has also included Minister of Defense of South Ossetia Ibrahim Gasseev, Minister of Internal Affairs of South Ossetia Akhsar Lavoev. The wreath-laying ceremony was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Ossetia to Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev, as well as the Embassy staff.

A wreath at the memorial also laid invalids of war in South Ossetia, led by the president of the "Fund to support the wounded, who became disabled during the fighting on the territory of South Ossetia in 1989-2008," Madina Plieva.

The delegation of South Ossetia has arrived in Abkhazia to celebrate the Liberation Day of the Republic of Abkhazia, which is celebrated on September 30. The delegation is taking part in the celebrations, commemorative and celebratory events to be held in Sukhum and other districts of the Republic.

Vladislav Ardzinba is the national hero of the people of Abkhazia. He headed the Abkhazian liberation war in 1992-1993 against armed aggression of Georgia. The courageous warrior, a talented politician, a true leader of the nation - he rallied the people of Abkhazia in tough years of the Republic. The first president was able to defend the national interests of the Fatherland, the honor and dignity of his nation.

Ardzinba died in March 2010.

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 19:32

IPRM format helps to solve the questions of citizens living in the border areas, - David Sanakoev

Security issues on the border between South Ossetia and Georgia were discussed at the 70th meeting in the framework of the mechanisms for preventing and responding to incidents (IPRM), which took place in the village of Ergneti, - told reporters after the meeting the head of the South Ossetian delegation, State Adviser to the President of the Republic of South Ossetia David Sanakoev.

"The situation at the border remains stable, despite the fact that there had been certain violations," said Sanakoev. Over the past period, for illegal crossing of the state border were detained eight citizens of Georgia, two of them still remaining in the Republic and the rest after the relevant procedures were expelled to the territory of Georgia."

According to Sanakoev, the meeting also raised the issue of crossing of the state border between the two countries by law enforcement agencies of Georgia.

"We have firmly condemned these actions and called for Georgian participants to ensure that such actions will no longer be repeated - said Sanakoyev. - We have also identified the need for delimitation and demarcation of the state border in order to avoid the problems, first of all, faced by citizens living on the border line. "

Sanakoev has added that in the course of the meeting the Georgian side raised issues of detainees who are under investigation in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia.

"We have noted that these Georgian citizens are kept in the same conditions as the rest of the detainees ", - Sanakoev said.

The head of the South Ossetian delegation has also noted that during the 70th anniversary meeting of its members, it was noted that the IPRM format is important, as it helps to address the issues that arise for citizens living in the border areas.

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 18:30

The representatives of South Ossetia took part in the first International Youth Educational Forum "Eurasia"

Representatives of youth of South Ossetia Mikhail Kochiev, Alexander Kulumbegov and Alan Tibilov in the direction of the Rossotrudnichestvo became participants of the educational forum "Eurasia", held from 7 to 11 September in Orenburg.
"The forum brought together around 800 young scientists and specialists, undergraduates and graduate students from 90 countries of the Eurasian continent, which activity is connected with development of international youth cooperation, cooperation with compatriots abroad, studying Russian language, culture and history of Russia. During these days the participants had a rich educational program, opened by panel discussion with the participation of the head of Federal Agency on Affairs of Commonwealth of Independent States Lyubov Glebova and head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Sergey Pospelov, that launched the international cooperation among the participants of the forum".
The forum participants were given the opportunity to participate in the work with case studies.
"The thematic case studies included the following topics: XIX world festival of youth and students; the volunteer movement – the international language of communication of young people; the program "Ambassadors of the Russian language in the world of "crowd-funding – the collective sponsorship projects; youth involvement in social practice, protection of youth projects. The main theme of the meeting is preparations for the world festival of youth and students, which will be held in the fall of 2017 in Sochi."
The political scientist, the General Director of the Russian center of studying of public opinion Valery Fedorov discussed with the participants of the forum the theme of Russian identity.
"Publicist Anatoly Wasserman told the forum about the role of youth in modern politics. - There were also many panel discussions aimed at developing youth cooperation among participants.
On 10 September at the cultural complex "national village" in Orenburg hosted the official closing of the International youth educational forum "Eurasia". At the ceremony were the Governor-Chairman of the government Yury Berg and Director of the Forum Alexey Rubtsov".
All the participants were awarded certificates of the International Youth Educational Forum "Eurasia".

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 22:01

Leonid Tibilov has received Andrew Gurulev

President Leonid Tibilov has received Deputy Commander of the southern military district of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Andrey Gurulev and Commander of the 4th Russian military base, stationed in the Republic of South Ossetia, Guards Colonel Alexander Kravtsov.

"I could not pass by today, without saying words of gratitude before leaving for a new post. I have no words to express my gratitude to you personally, Leonid Kharitonovich, and all the people of South Ossetia for the understanding of our collaborative relationship. With all my heart and soul I am always with you and ready to help at any moment ", - said Andrei Gurulev.

Leonid Tibilov, for his part, has expressed his gratitude to Lieutenant General Andrew Gurulev for the warm words, noting that the existing mutual cooperation, which will only deepen with the implementation of the Treaty of Alliance between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation, may serve as an example for many people.
"The fact that today in South Ossetia there is stationed the 4th Russian military base is a factor of stability in our Republic. Thanks to Russian servicemen, we feel calm and it's great, "- said the President.
The President has also welcomed the Commander of the 4th Russian military base, Guards Colonel Alexander Kravtsov, who has replaced Guards Colonel Mikhail Polishchuk.
"I look forward to further cooperation between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of South Ossetia and the servicemen of the 4th Russian military base in the framework of established traditions, in the name of protecting the interests of our peoples", - the President said.
Earlier, Andrey Gurulev served as Commander of the 58th Army.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary of Security Council of South Ossetia Anatoly Pliev and the Minister of Defense of South Ossetia Ibrahim Gasseev.

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:38

The South Ossetian delegation took part in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the proclamation of independence of Nagorno Karabakh

The delegation of South Ossetia headed by the first Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office of the Republic Konstantin Pukhaev took part in the celebrations held in Stepanakert on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of proclamation of the independence of Nagorno Karabakh.

As reported to the news agency "Res" by Konstantin Pukhaev, the delegation from South Ossetia consisted of the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of the RSO for Foreign Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations Igor Kochiev and the Chairman of the South Ossetian Commercial Bank Vasily Shaadyan.

"President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan has invited the President of our Republic Leonid Tibilov to participate in the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of independence of Nagorno Karabakh and the head of state has formed the delegation ", - said Pukhaev.

According to him, the South Ossetian delegation in Nagorno-Karabakh was met with great cordiality.

"On arrival, we visited several companies, met with labor collectives, - said Pukhaev. - Everywhere we were met with great joy when they learned that we were from South Ossetia, people hurried to shake hands with us. "

Pukhaev has noted that the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh - Stepanakert is cozy, clean city with modern buildings, where the consequences of the war are virtually invisible.

"We had close contacts with the locals, they enjoyed our visit and were interested in how we live in the recognized state, - Pukhaev said. - We also went to Shushi - an ancient city with a huge number of monuments of architecture and culture. We visited the museum and the history of money circulation in Armenia. "

At the reception organized by the President of Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetian members of the delegation met with the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.

"We welcomed Serzh Sargsyan, congratulated him on the holiday - Pukhaev said. - As I learned later, our minute dialogue caused some discontent in neighboring Georgia. This of course, will not stop us to get closer, to strengthen contacts with our colleagues from Karabakh. "

According to Pukhaev, at the reception he has noted that 32 Ossetians took part in the national liberation struggle of Artsakh, 7 of them were killed there; two of them were awarded the title of Hero of Artsakh posthumously.

"We have also met with the President of Nagorno-Karabakh, who said very warm words about our Republic, we were talking in a very relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere, he conveyed best wishes to the people and the President of our country, - said Konstantin Pukaev. - Bako Sahakyan expressed his willingness to strengthen our relations, to find some mutually beneficial, mutually acceptable opportunities for cooperation. "

Pukhaev noted that the people of Nagorno-Karabakh are freedom-loving and very hardworking.

"Despite the economic difficulties, people are determined to achieve recognition of their statehood", - said Pukhaev.

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 12:11

Minister of Culture of the RSO Madina Ostaeva met with the Italian university professor Karmello Di Piazza

Today took place the meeting of the Minister of Culture of South Ossetia Madina Ostaeva with the dean of the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Palermo (Italy) Professor Karmello Di Piazza.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the RSO, during the meeting the sides discussed issues of expansion of close cooperation in the field of culture. It is planned to organize an exhibition of the South Ossetian artists in Italy and Italian artists in South Ossetia.
Minister of Culture has supported the proposal of the Italian professor to hold a solo concert of classical music pianist Alice Di Piazza in Tskhinval.
The talented pianist performs THE works of the classics, as well as Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer, author of more than 100 symphonies, chorus and orchestra, instrumental ensembles, music for theater, cinema and much more.
During the meeting Madina Ostaeva presented to the guest a book of the photographer Tamara Shavlokhova.
The meeting was also attended by President of the Chess Federation of South Ossetia Georgy Shavlokhov. During the meeting it was planned to hold friendly online chess match between South Ossetia and the city of Palermo.
It should be noted that Karmello Di Piazza arrived in South Ossetia for the first time.

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