2009-2011 Draft Program for Development of Civil Society in South Ossetia as an Integral Part of Statehood

16/11/2010 - 18:06

The development of civil society in order to achieve civil consent is a priority for the Office of Domestic Policy (ODP) of the Republic of South Ossetia. The development of South Ossetia as a dynamic, modern state with the highest standards of living is possible only through increased involvement of human potential upon the condition of civil society development.
The program of development of civil society of South Ossetia in 2009-2011 is designed to implement the directions of the development of the Republic of South Ossetia indicated in the Address of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia to the people of the Republic of 26.12.2008.

Expert Opinion: Thee demand to withdraw the Russian forces is a demand to allow physical extermination of tens of thousand peaceful people

24/06/2010 - 14:12

South Ossetia does not need any additional legitimization, as any other internationally recognized states doe not need it. This is how South Ossetian expert Inal Pliev commented on the statement made by the Georgian State Minister Yakobashvili, who said that "Russia will not be allowed to legitimize so-called South Ossetia" and called for withdrawal of the forces of Russia from South Ossetia. "The Russian forces are maintaining peace in South Ossetia and protect the peaceful living of its residents. Georgia wants the withdrawal of the Russian force to bring its own forces and exterminate the people of South Ossetia, as it has already done before. For around 20 years, Russia was not present in the same capacity in South Ossetia as it is now, and it led to deaths of hundreds and thousands of people. The demand to withdraw the Russian forces is the demand to allow physical extermination of tens of thousand peaceful people. It is a demand of blood-thirsty people", stated Pliev.

OSCE has solid grounds to show common sense in its approaches

26/02/2010 - 17:33

Conservatism and stereotyped thinking in foreign policy – factors, which caused frustration among many states and international organizations inflexible in their response to the changed political realities. An example of such sluggishness – the persistent unwillingness to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and the support to "the territorial integrity" of Georgia, which throughout the post-Soviet period had no control over these republics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia and Abkhazia became de-facto independent states, and in 2008, they sovereignty was recognized by Russia.

Comments on the events of August 2008 and the current situation in the Republic of South Ossetia

02/08/2009 - 13:22

“Seeking a rapid cessation of bloodshed and comprehensive settlement of the conflict between Georgian and Ossetians, being guided by the will to establish peace and stability in the region, confirming the adherence to the principles of the UN Charter and Helsinki Final Act, acting in the spirit of respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as the rights of national minorities, taking into account the agreements….”, all know about the Agreement on the Principles of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict settlement signed on 24 June 1992 in Dagomys.
On 8 August 2008, despite all peace agreements and basic norms of international and humanitarian law, Georgian Armed Forces brought down all their military might using rocket artillery upon the peaceful population of South Ossetia.
The Georgian side by the time of the first massed blow over the night Tskhinval had unilaterally withdrawn from the Joint Control Commission aimed at maintaining peace in the Zone of Georgian-Ossetian Conflict. After the rocket artillery shelling (killing peaceful population of South Ossetia), Georgian Armed Forces units started a clean-up operation in Tskhinval and neighboring villages…

New Plan – OSCE's Clutching at Straws

14/05/2009 - 19:26

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is desperately trying to save its Mission, which should finally leave the Caucasus end of June. On 13 May, Permanent Council of the OSCE with representatives of the 56 member states is planning to discuss another variant of further activities of this Organization in Georgia and South Ossetia.