Archive - 2010


Mon, 04/10/2010 - 17:14

South Ossetia and Russia to cooperate in customs field

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on agreements providing for cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The Russian President also authorized the Federal Customs Service of Russia to make necessary amendments in the course of negotiations to the draft agreements presented to the Government of the RF, if these amendments are not of a principal importance.
The South Ossetian side had been actively working on the draft Agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters between Russia and South Ossetia.


Fri, 01/10/2010 - 18:28

South Ossetia: Report of the CoE Experts Reflects the Crimes of the Georgian Law Enforcers

Report of the Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg based on the findings of two independent experts who were assigned to monitor the investigation of the cases of people missing during and after the hostilities in South Ossetia in August 2008, reflects the inaction of the Georgian law enforcement bodies and speaks for their participation in the abduction of three young citizens of South Ossetia, stated South Ossetian President's Special Representative for Post-Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiev. "First, I want to say that the report is very interesting. These international experts were invited upon the request of Mr. Hammarberg. We had agreed with Hammarberg that the output of the work on the missing would be discussed within the framework of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) established by the Geneva Discussions. The report of Mr. Hammarberg should have been presented there. Somehow, we got the report without having discussed it within the IPRM", said Chochiev.

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 16:47

Co-Chairs of the Geneva Discussions to Visit South Ossetia

The Co-Chairmen of the Geneva Discussions on Secuirty in the Caucasus are paying a working visit to South Ossetia today. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Nurgaliyev and the UN Antti Turunen, as well as EU Envoy Pierre Morel are going to see rehabilitation of sites destroyed in August 2008 and meet with the Representative of the President of South Ossetia for Post-Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiyev and his deputy, Merab Chigoev.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Murat Dzhioev and Advisor to the President Konstantin Kochiev are also participating in the meeting.

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 16:45

Dmitry Biragov Appointed As New Director of TV and radio company IR

On September 30, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity signed a decree on dismissal of Robert Petrovich Kulumbegov from the post of the Director of Sate Broadcasting company "IR" of South Ossetia.
On the same day, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity signed a decree on appointment of Dmitry Viktorovich Biragov, as the Company Director.

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 16:44

Vyacheslav Sedov Appointed as the Head of Press Service of the President and the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia

The President of the Republic of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity signed a decree on the formation of the Press Service of the President and Government of the Republic of South Ossetia.
As the Presidential Administration told IA "Res", the decree was signed in order to ensure a unified information policy of the authorities and creation of a unified information structure.
"According to the Decree, Vyacheslav Sedov was appointed as the Head of the Press Service of the President and the Governement of South Ossetia", reads the report.

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 11:30

Independent Experts of the European Commission and the OSCE to Pay a Working Visit to South Ossetia

In order to continue discussing issues related to implementation of EC projects on the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia, the European Commission independent expert Mr. Werner Johannides and Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office of Kazakhstan Mr. Emmanuel Anquetil will pay a working visit to South Ossetia. This was reported by the Deputy Plenipotentiary of the President of South Ossetia for Post-conflict Settlement Merab Chigoev.
"The discussion will in particular focus on the partial rehabilitation of the Zonakar dam and the allocation of the necessary equipment for the rehabilitation and repair of main structures and pipe of Buhaur - Znaur", said Merab Chigoev.
It is worth noting that the experts have already met the Deputy Prime Minister of South Ossetia Domenti Kulumbegov in September.


Thu, 30/09/2010 - 18:19

The Government of South Ossetia Prolongs the ICRC's Presence in the Republic

A session of the Government under the presidency of the Prime Minister Vadim Brovtsev took place in Tskhinval.
The first issue discussed by the members of the gpovernment was a draft law on amendments to the Law of SO on the state budget for 2010. The Finance Minister of South Ossetia Irina Sytnik explained the amendments refered to increasing of certain budget lines of some of the ministries and agencies by reducing other costs within the budgets of these ministries. After a brief discussion, the participants unanimously approved the draft.

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 18:16

Istanbul to Host a Meeting of NGOs on the Development of Civil Dialogue

Representatives of public organizations and NGOs of South Ossetia will take part in the dialogue between civil society representatives of Georgia and South Ossetia to be held in Istanbul from September 30 to October 4, said the Chairman of the Center for Information Technologies "Intellectual Resources" Kosta Dzugaev.
"During the meeting, the South Ossetian side intends to raise the issue of illegally detained citizens on Georgian territory, the issues of cross-border cooperation, humanitarian issues, suspension of gas supply in Leningor district of South Ossetia since 2008, and so on", said Dzugaev.


Wed, 29/09/2010 - 17:40

Journalists from North and South Caucasus Trained At RIA NOVOSTI

South Ossetian journalists have participated in training course in multimedia journalism organized by RIA Novosti. Today, 29 September, in Moscow, the course for journalists from the republics of South and North Caucasus has finished.
For two weeks, journalists were trained at RIA Novosti, and communicated with experts, politicians and political scientists. Journalists also had the opportunity to attend a session of the Public Chamber, which discussed the situation in the North Caucasus.