Archive - 2013


Wed, 27/11/2013 - 11:19

Leonid Tibilov: In 2014 in South Ossetia it is planned to put into operation more than 30 facilities

Construction of facilities included in the Investment program to promote socio- economic development of South Ossetia in 2012-2013, is to be completed in 2014. This was stated by the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, speaking at a briefing on the results of the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on socio-economic cooperation between South Ossetia and Russia, held in Tskhinval.

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 09:27

"New Ossetia" and "Fair Russia" signed a cooperation agreement

South Ossetian party "New Ossetia" and the party "Fair Russia" signed in Moscow a cooperation agreement, reports the official website of the "Fair Russia." The agreement was signed by the leaders of the parties David Sanakoev and Sergei Mironov. The document was signed on November 26 in the State Duma within the framework of the round table "The Position of the Social Democrats of Russia and South Ossetia on the development of the North Caucasus region."


Tue, 26/11/2013 - 21:56

Khloponin: Implementation of the Investment Program for 2012-2013 is almost completed

In Tskhinval has been completed the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on socio-economic cooperation between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation. As noted at the beginning of the meeting President of the RSO Leonid Tibilov now it`s time to sum up the results of 2013 and outline a number of areas that need to be implemented in 2014.
"I think that in 2014 we can say with confidence that we did more than in the previous two years. This year we also were not sitting by idly, having achieved certain results, "- said the head of state.

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 21:08

South Ossetian President met with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin

Today has taken place the meeting of the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Russian Federation to the North Caucasus Federal District Alexander Khloponin, who arrived in the Republic on a working visit to attend the 9th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Socio- Economic Cooperation between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation.

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 21:06

Co-Chairs of the Geneva Discussions visited the border villages of South Ossetia

Co-chairmen of the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia, arrived today in the Republic on a working visit, went to the border villages of Mugut and Avnevi in Znaur district of South Ossetia, where they visited a Christian church of the 19th century. In the village of Mugut the co-chairs saw the barriers established along the border of South Ossetia, and witnessed the cross, erected by Georgians in South Ossetia, 50 meters away from the state border.

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 16:55

The Commission of the Russian government approved the bill on ratification of the Agreement with South Ossetia on trade regime for goods

The Commission of the Government on legislative activities approved the draft law «On ratification of the Agreement on trade regime for goods between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia», submitted by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
According to the official website of the Government of the Russian Federation, the agreement was signed in Moscow on March 2, 2012. The document provides for the duty-free importation of goods, while preserving to be seized for a number of commodity items.
The Agreement also provides for the collection of export duties on a number of products in the cases stipulated by Russian legislation. At the same time, the export customs duties are not applied to gasoline and diesel fuel intended for consumption in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia in a limited volume.
The agreement contains rules other than those provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation, and is subject to ratification in accordance with subparagraph "a" of paragraph 1 of Article 15 of the Federal Law of July 15, 1995 № 101 of the FL "On International Treaties of the Russian Federation."
The agreement is aimed at resolving the situation with the application of tariff regulation measures in respect of goods produced in the Republic of South Ossetia after Russia`s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia.
The bill will be considered at a meeting of the Government.

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 15:43

Discussion of the agenda of the regular round of Geneva talks is under way in Tskhinval

Co-chairs of the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia have arrived in the South Ossetian capital. The delegation consists of the European Union co-chairman Philippe Lefort, the UN - Antti Turunen, representatives of the OSCE, as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
In addition, for the first time the delegation includes the newly appointed representative of the of the OSCE Swiss mission Angelo Gnaedinger.
In Tskhinval the Co-Chairs met with the delegation of South Ossetia at the Geneva discussions. The head of the delegation, the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the RSO for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev welcomed the guests in South Ossetia.
"I would like to thank Angelo Gnaedinger that his country has been making a major contribution to peace and security in the region. In 2008, when the situation in South Ossetia was tense down to the limit, we turned to the ambassadors accredited in Georgia with a proposal to come and assist in lifting tension; the ambassador of Switzerland was always attentive to our appeals. He came and expressed willingness to assist in reducing tension,"- said Dzhioev.
He has also noted that the meeting is taking place at a significant time for South Ossetia - November 23 is marked in the Republic as the Day of Courage and National Unity.
"November 23, 1989 Georgian armed groups for the first time attempted to burst into Tskhinval. But thanks to the courage, firmness and unity of our people the situation was defused," - said the envoy.
He has also reminded that Georgia on November 23 was also marking the anniversary of the "Rose Revolution ", when 10 years ago to power in the country came Mikhail Saakashvili.
"Now there is a new government in Georgia, but what has done for his country Saakashvili, I believe, the future generations will have to assess. He managed to inflict immense harm to peace and security in the region, the Georgian- Ossetian relations. But, I think he will be brought to punishment for all his evil deeds, "- said Dzhioev.
He has expressed hope that the new government of Georgia will draw conclusions from what happened and do their utmost for the progress in the Georgian- Ossetian and Georgian- Abkhazian relations.
"We all live in the Caucasus; no one here is going to leave. And the sooner we find the opportunity for good-neighborly relations, the better "- said Dzhioev.
He has added that the participants of the meeting will have to work fruitfully in preparation for the 26 round of the discussions, stressing that their main purpose is still to sign an agreement on the non-use of force.
Then the meeting continued without the participation of the media.
Today the Co-Chairs plan to visit the border village of Mugut in Znaur district of South Ossetia.

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 15:31

The dance group from South Ossetia became the winner of the festival "Russian Terpsichore"

South Ossetian folk dance group "Amond " under the Department of Culture of the Administration of Tskhinval District of South Ossetia became the winner of the XI festival-contest "Russian Terpsichore" (held November 21 - 23 in Essentuki ) in the nomination "Folk Dance," said the news agency " Res" the art director of the group Radion Kozaev.
According to him, "Amond" was awarded the first degree diploma in the nomination "Folk Dance", which was attended by the 11 older age groups from various regions of the Russian Federation.
"Our competitors were well prepared, but the jury awarded the victory to our team, brilliantly performed the Ossetian folk dance "Simd." In addition, our dancers Alexander Abaev, Hamlet Kokoev and Alan Alborov were recognized as the best dancers of the festival and awarded special prizes, "- said Kozaev.
The jury included the well-known cultural figures - artists, choreographers from Russia and other countries. Kozaev has also noted the high organizational level of the festival.
"We were welcomed very cordially. I want to thank the organizers of the competition - the event has become a platform where young artists from different regions of Russia had the opportunity to display their talent, "- said Radion Kozaev.
Assistance in the organization of the trip was rendered by the Ministry of Culture of South Ossetia.
" I want to express my gratitude to the Minister of Culture of the Republic Makharbeg Kokoev for his assistance in organizing the trip," – underlined Kozaev.
The art director of the folk dance group "Amond" Rodion Kozaev was declared the winner in the nomination "The best choreographer" and awarded a special prize.
The festival-competition "Russian Terpsichore" is conducted to reveal and support the talented choreographers and performers, develop and popularize choreographic art, strengthen cultural ties and exchange experience between choreographic collectives of the cities and regions of the Russian Federation, increasing the level of mastery of the participants.
The festival is organized by the City Hall of Essentuki, the municipal cultural institution "Palace of Culture" and the Moscow independent creative organization "The Calling."