Archive - 21/12/2013

Sat, 21/12/2013 - 20:18

South Ossetian State University should become the locomotive of the development of South Ossetia - Secretary General of the Russian Union of Rectors

The information about launching the printing office in the South Ossetian State University which was donated to the university in 2008 by the Union of Rectors of Russia, has been commented by the Secretary General of the Union of Rectors of Russia Olga Kashirina. She has noted that "for the Russian Union of Rectors launching of the printing office of the South Ossetian State University is a long-expected event. In fact, only after this we have completed the first stage of the action of the Russian higher education community to support South Ossetian colleagues. "
According to Kashirina the year 2008 has become a crucial point in the understanding of the post-Soviet security. But, exposing the obvious threat, it also showed tremendous strength of professional solidarity of scientific and educational corporation of our countries. It became apparent that the separation of state borders could not damage the integrity of the spirit of our mutual support and responsibility for serving to the ideals of enlightenment.
"At that time, initiatives to support the citizens of South Ossetia who were in a humanitarian catastrophe came from the regional councils of rectors and universities. Professors, teachers and university students from different parts of Russia - from the Far East to Kaliningrad- were involved in the fate of the South Ossetian people,"- said Olga Kashirina.
Particular attention was paid to the situation in the sphere of education.
"Of course, we were particularly concerned about the situation in the education sector. The main university in your country - South Ossetian State University – had almost completely lost its Library Fund, including rare editions. To restore the educational process it was required classic textbooks in all disciplines. The University administration appealed to the Russian Union of Rectors for assistance in acquiring basic resources for organization of educational process - computers, photocopiers, fax machines. It became the starting point of the assistance of Russian universities. Was launched collection of textbooks and manuals, funds to purchase printing complex for the university,"- said Secretary -General of the Union of Rectors of Russia.
Olga Kashirina has also noted the phased delivery of humanitarian aid of the Russian Union of Rectors to South Ossetian State University:
"The first batch of humanitarian aid of the Russian Union of Rectors to South Ossetian State University was delivered by special flight of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to Vladikavkaz. It included 1612 classic textbooks and manuals, as well as a modern computer lab, consisting of 34 office units and photocopiers. This contributed to the restoration of the educational process at the University since September 1, 2008.
September 16, 2008 special plane of the Emergencies Ministry delivered the second batch of humanitarian aid. In the collection of humanitarian aid - educational literature - to recover the book fund, completely lost during the military actions in Tskhinval- took part over 200 higher education institutions of Russia. Thus, with the help of the university community of Russia was formed a unique university library, consisting of the best examples of educational literature of the leading universities of the country.
The third phase of humanitarian aid to South Ossetian University started with providing modern multifunctional printing complex - an autonomous university printing house. In purchase of the printing house took part more than 100 higher education institutions, which promptly transferred more than 10 million rubles to the special account."
It should be noted that the main building of the South Ossetian State University, burned during the war 08.08.08., is still not restored and a matter of installing the printing complex in the remaining areas is open, as considered different variants of reconstruction of the burnt or construction of a new university complex.
Secretary General of the Russian rectors ' Union Olga Kashirina believes that «the time has come to take the next step of the South-Ossetian state University in cooperation with the Union of Rectors, the result of which should be the balanced program of strategic development of the University. Modern university is required together with the students to generate knowledge and implement it into development; it should set guidelines to the region, as well as to the economy. Convinced your universit

Sat, 21/12/2013 - 16:50

Consular Department of the Russian Embassy provides the population of South Ossetia a full range of services

At the press centre of the State Committee of Information and Press was held a press-conference of the head of the Consular Department of the Embassy of Russia in South Ossetia Tamerlan Zasseev. He told about the work of the Department and the services provided by the Consular Department to citizens of South Ossetia and Russia.
He has reminded that the temporary consular office of the Russian Foreign Ministry was opened in Tskhinval in September 2008. At that time it provided a limited set of services - replacement of passports, rendering assistance to retirees and granting Russian citizenship to minors.
"Since 2009, when in South Ossetia was opened Russian embassy, the Consular Department began to provide a full range of services on a par with any other Russian diplomatic mission in the world," - said Zasseev.
The main part of the work is connected with the issuance or replacement of Russian foreign passports to citizens of the Russian Federation or residing in South Ossetia.
"Citizens can get two types of passports - for five years, obtained by the majority of the population of the Republic, and the so-called biometric for 10 years. Biometric passport has a high level of immunity, being more trusted while visiting most of the countries,"- said the head of the Department.
He has specified that for obtaining a foreign passport the originals of the required documents and their quality copies must be submitted to the Consular Section.
«The cost of a standard passport is 930 rubles, the biometric - 2480 rubles. Terms of registration of both types of the document are the same - up to three months. Citizens can apply for a passport, as directly to the Consular Department, and through the Internet sites (to obtain ordinary foreign passports for five years) and (the biometric passport). Payment of both types of the document is through Sberbank RSO, "- told Zasseev.
He has noted that the Consular Department works in close cooperation with the passport and visa service of the Interior Ministry of South Ossetia, where citizens can also get support in preparation of the documents, as well as render advisory assistance.
If necessary, employees of the Department visit the districts of the Republic, providing consular services to the population on the spot.
Concerning the conditions for obtaining Russian citizenship Zasseev stressed that at the moment in South Ossetia Russian citizenship could be granted only to minors.
"Adult citizens of South Ossetia can expect to obtain Russian citizenship only on the condition that they fall under at least one article of the Russian law on citizenship," - said the diplomat.
He has added that at the moment the work on an agreement between South Ossetia and Russia on dual citizenship is under way.
"As soon as it is signed, the Consular Department will again start to accept documents from all citizens of South Ossetia wishing to obtain Russian citizenship," - said Zasseev.
This year Russian citizens residing in South Ossetia could obtain a certificate for maternity capital.
"At the moment the certificate already received about 15 women, more applications are under consideration," - said Zasseev.
He has added that the Consular Department provides notary services to the population, mainly various types of power of attorney.
"These documents do not differ from the issued directly on the territory of the Russian Federation and are valid in all Russian institutions," - said the head of Department.
The Department also legalizes the documents issued in South Ossetia that citizens of the Republic intend to present on the territory of Russia.
"The necessity of legalization of documents will disappear after the conclusion of the agreement between South Ossetia on temporary assistance in civil, family and criminal cases. The draft document is ready and, hopefully, soon it will be signed,"- said Zasseev
Attache of the Embassy Soslan Tsidaev told the journalists about the situation with the deposits of the citizens of South Ossetia in the North Ossetian Region Development Bank.
"Currently the North Ossetian Region Development Bank became bankrupt. Pensions and deposits of citizens are paid by three Russian Banks - Sberbank, Rosselkhozbank and Svyazbank, compensating deposits up to 700 thousand rubles, anything over will be paid after the sale of property of the bank", - explained Tsidaev.
In conclusion Tamerlan Zasseev has noted that for Russian citizens who are in the territory of South Ossetia on a business trip, the Consular Department provides the registry office services.
For the veterans of the great Patriotic war all the services of the Consular Department are free of charge.