Tue, 30/08/2016 - 11:47

Leonid Tibilov met with Dmitry Medvedev in the framework of the World Forum "In unity with Russia"

August 29, 2016 in Moscow President of the Republic of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the framework of the World Forum "In unity with Russia". According to the press Secretary of the Head of State Ghana Yanovskaya, during the meeting Leonid Tibilov said: "Dear Dmitry Anatolyevich, South Ossetia always welcomes you. August 26 we celebrated the 8th anniversary of Russia's recognition of our statehood- the Day of signing of the relevant Decree by you. The event was held under the idea of rapprochement of our countries. Today we have the opportunity to work on the implementation of the set of government programs, promoting the Republic`s development. "

Dmitry Medvedev, in turn, thanked Leonid Tibilov for participation in the Forum, noting his contribution to the rapprochement of the two states.

"It is encouraging that South Ossetia is developing, that the ideas that we have defended in 2008, are not lost and there is a further rapprochement between our countries and peoples. I sincerely wish you and the people of South Ossetia every success", - said Russian Prime Minister, accepting the invitation of Leonid Tibilov to visit the Republic.

Sat, 27/08/2016 - 15:33

Leonid Tibilov met with Vyacheslav Bitarov

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov met with the acting head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Vyacheslav Bitarov, arrived in the Republic on his first official visit to participate in the festive events dedicated to the Day of recognition of independence of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation.
The Head of State welcomed the guest and noted that he was glad to see him in the Republic in such an important and meaningful celebration for the South Ossetian people.
"I am very glad that you are with us today on this solemn day for us, together with the South Ossetian people taking part in the celebration of such an important event - the day of the recognition of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation", - Tibilov said.
The President has also said that he does not divide Ossetia into South and North.
"We are one nation, and we are always glad to see you here," - said Tibilov.
Vyacheslav Bitarov congratulated Leonid Tibilov on the eighth anniversary of recognition of the state independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation, noting that today is a holiday not just for South Ossetia, but for Ossetia as a whole.
"The people of the Republic underwent a lot of hardships,- Bitarov said. - Today South Ossetia is independence, recognized state. People of North Ossetia are rejoicing with the South Ossetian people. We will be doing everything we can to strengthen the unity between the people of Ossetia."
During the meeting, Tibilov and Bitarov agreed to implement joint projects in socio-economic and cultural spheres.

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 10:25

Alexander Totoonov: The people of South Ossetia will always be grateful to Russia for salvation

Member of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs – co-chair of the Commission on cooperation between the Federation Council and the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia Alexander Totoonov took part in commemorative events dedicated to the 8th anniversary of the beginning of armed aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia.

As reported to IA "RES" the Aide to Senator Katherine Tolasova, every year on August 8 at the Embassy of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, as in all parts of the Republic of South Ossetia, the national flag is at half-mast.
Members of the Moscow Ossetian community, the participants of the peacekeeping battalion, who had repelled the first treacherous attack of aggressors in 2008, the embassy staff and permanent representation of North Ossetia-Alania, as well as the residents of the capital laid flowers and lit candles in memory of the victims. On the same day, at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior was held a prayer service for the victims in 2008, civilians of South Ossetia, the defenders of Tskhinval, South Ossetian and Russian peacekeepers, soldiers and officers of the Russian army, who at the cost of their lives saved the people of South Ossetia from physical destruction.

"War is a tragedy of the people involved in it. Those who unleash war, forever become responsible for innocent victims, as well as live forever in the memory those who defended the independence and freedom of their land. Today, lighting candles of memory, we reaffirm that a grateful memory will always keep the names and deeds of all those who were bringing closer the desired day of the declaration of independence of long-suffering South Ossetia. Our memory will keep long years of struggle and hardships, thousands of lives being lost during this time.
We will always remember crippled lives, tens of thousands forced to leave their homes and being left without shelter and livelihood. But, most importantly, the people of South Ossetia will always remember and appreciate the assistance of the brotherly Russian people.
Russia, confirming the status of a great power, the guarantor of the state and the peacemaker, protected not only its citizens, but saved from complete destruction South Ossetia and its people from genocide ", - said Alexander Totoonov.

The senator has noted that this day filled with mourning and sadness, is also reminiscent of other feelings that Ossetians experienced on August 26 when recognizing the independence of South Ossetia: "This is a milestone, a major event not only for South Ossetia, but also for the entire Ossetian nation."

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:45

In Moscow has opened an exhibition of the Ossetian artists 'Naivety simple. Naïvety complex"

A sold-out show was the opening of the exhibition of the Ossetian artists "Naivety simple. Naivety complex " in Moscow Gallery A3 at the end of last week. The exhibition has opened in the framework of the annual festival "South Ossetia" .
According to the curator of the project Tsopan Gassiev, the opening of the exhibition was attended by many guests and journalists.
"Naive creativity of Ossetian artists has attracted considerable interest among art lovers and art critics," - he said.
The exhibition presents works by masters of South and North Ossetia in such an interesting direction as naïve art.
Here are the works of professional artists Khsar Gassiev, Vadim Bezhanov, Olga Maltyzova, Sergei Gassiev, Dmitry Tomaev and the "true naive artists."
The main objective of the exhibition is to draw attention to the creative heritage of the national sculptor Sicko Karkusov.
The festival "South Ossetia" is held annually.
The exhibition is open until August 14.

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:42

Richard Bitiev won the tournament "Golden Gloves" in California

Having won at the prestigious tournament "Golden Gloves" in California (USA), boxer Richard Bitiev proved that he is ready to come to "pro".
According to the coach of the athlete Vitaly Slanov, as part of the tournament Bitiev held three fights. In the final match, he knocked his opponent down.
As Richard Bitiev told the news agency "Res", it was easy for him to perform in the tournament.
"Trainings by the famous specialist Abel Sanchez went in my favor - it is a serious experience. Compared to previous fights, I was much more confident ", - he said.
A 21-year-old Richard Bitiev-an amateur boxer stands in the heavyweight division. He is the winner of many Russian and international tournaments - a silver medalist of the championship of Russia, champion of the Ural Federal district, champion of Russia among students in 2014, the winner of the Championship of the Armed Forces.
The coaches of the athlete are Master of Sports, Honored coach of Russia and South Ossetia, Vitaly Slanov and a famous American trainer Abel Sanchez.

Wed, 20/07/2016 - 11:26

The situation on the border remains stable - David Sanakoev

The issues and incidents occurring directly on the state border between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia and on the adjacent territory were discussed at today's meeting held in the village of Ergneti within the framework of Mechanisms on prevention and reaction to incidents (IPRM), - told reporters after the meeting the head of the South Ossetian delegation David Sanakoev.

"For the last month for violating the state border was detained only one person - said Sanakoev.- We have stated that the situation on the border is stable."

According to Sanakoev, during the meeting were also discussed issues related to delimitation and demarcation of the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia.

"We have raised the question on the necessity of delimitation and demarcation of the border between South Ossetia and Georgia, as many other issues related to the citizens living on the territory adjacent to the state border, depend on this issue ", - Sanakoev said.

He has noted that the parties again discussed the question of the necessity of timely and accurate informing both sides on the hot line about the incidents.

"We have also discussed a number of private issues which have reached a certain understanding," - said Sanakoev.

Referring to the detention of a citizen of Georgia Giorgi Giunashvili for illegal crossing of the state border and on suspicion of subversive and terrorist activities, Sanakoev said that Giunashvili was in a detention center.

"He will be detained for 2 months - said Sanakoev.- His state of health and maintenance is satisfactory. The case will be heard in court. "

Sanakoev has also added that the South Ossetian side has not any information about the missing citizen of Georgia Nikoloz Sagerashvili.

"We have designated the time and place where presumably disappeared this citizen, we rechecked all the information and cleared up that there was not such citizen on this territory ", -said Sanakoev.

The next meeting of the IPRM is scheduled for August31.

Sat, 16/07/2016 - 12:01

Our task is to let more people in Italy knew about South Ossetia - Mauro Murgia

About their impressions of South Ossetia as well as the prospects of cooperation with Italy told during the conference at the Multimedia press center of South Ossetia representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia in Italy Mauro Murgia and film critic Federico Cicerone, who arrived in Tskhinval as part of the Days of Italian cinema.
"We are actively cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia, and we hope that this work will lead to an absolute success - Murgia said. - Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia we have opened a representative office of the Republic in Italy, in Rome. "
Murgia has noted that this is not his first visit to South Ossetia.
"Earlier, we held an exhibition of the Italian photographer who took the photos in South Ossetia - said Murgia. - This photo exhibition has already been demonstrated in five Italian cities.
Our task is to let more people in Italy knew about South Ossetia. "
According to Murgia, in the future there will be the possibility of student exchange between Italia and South Ossetia.
"Between the city of Tskhinval and Italian cities was signed an agreement on friendship and cooperation, - said Murgia. - Here has arrived the delegation of the University of Palermo and currently at the stage of signing is the protocol on cooperation between the universities. This signing of the treaty is of political significance, but in fact it brings the possibility of student exchange. "
Murgia has added that there is a real opportunity to send musicians to Italy for a two-month training courses.

Sat, 16/07/2016 - 12:00

Acting Minister of Defense of South Ossetia received a military attaché to Nicaragua

Within the framework of the visit of the delegation of Nicaragua to South Ossetia Acting Defense Minister of the RSO, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Gasseev met with the military attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in the Russian Federation Paul Osman Corea Aguilera.
As IA "Res" has been informed at the press service of the Defense Ministry of South Ossetia, during the meeting was held a familiarization conversation.
It should be reminded that the Republic of Nicaragua recognized the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia in September 2008.

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 11:33

Leonid Tibilov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nicaragua in the Republic of South Ossetia

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov hosted the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nicaragua in the Republic of South Ossetia Juan Ernesto Vasquez.
Tibilov welcomed the Ambassador and congratulated him, the people and the leadership of Nicaragua on the upcoming national holiday - the day of the Sandinista revolution.
"We are grateful to your country for the recognition of our Republic and the ties between us should be strengthened. The task of today's leadership is to fill with new content the agreements signed between our countries, to seek for the ways of rapprochement of our countries and our peoples. "
Tibilov reminded the Ambassador about the visit of the South Ossetian State Group "Simd" to Nicaragua in 2013.
"I remember when our state dance group traveled to Nicaragua, and how your people warmly welcomed our artists, - the President said. That was a major step in matters of rapprochement of our peoples. This, of course, can be considered as a certain breakthrough in the field of culture, with regard to other areas we must also find common points of contact".
Juan Ernesto Vasquez, in turn, conveyed the greetings to Leonid Tibilov from the Nicaraguan leadership, inviting him to visit the Latin American Republic after the upcoming presidential elections in September.
"Nicaragua will always support South Ossetia, - the Ambassador said. - You can rely on the full solidarity and support of our government and the people. I am honored to be here. This is my fourth visiting your country, and each time I see the development of South Ossetia. There is still a lot to be done, but I see that you are on the right path that will lead to the welfare of your people. "