Archive - 2013


Mon, 25/11/2013 - 14:45

South Ossetian journalists are taking part in the School of journalism in Sochi

South Ossetian representatives are taking part in the Regional School for Young Journalists held in Sochi (Russia) November 21 - 25. South Ossetia is represented by journalists of the Information Agency "Res," newspaper "South Ossetia" and representatives of the press service of the Administration of the President of South Ossetia. The organizer of the school is the Political Science Center "North-South."
Executive Director of the Political Science Center "North-South" Alexei Vlasov has noted that the participants of the schools, earlier conducted in the South Caucasus states, demonstrated a professional approach in the coverage of processes related to the Russian Federation.
"Interaction of journalists from Russia and the Caucasus promotes cooperation and maintenance of the common humanitarian and information space," - he said.
The school, organized by the Russian Political Science Center "North-South" is also attended by representatives of Abkhazia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The School participants have attended the lectures of the Deputy Chief Editor of the Edition of the CIS, Baltic States on the subject «The Modern media: risks and challenges» and the leading columnist of the magazine «Itogi» Kirill Privalov. They visited the Olympic facilities, including the Imereti lowland, the ice arenas, sports facilities.
The Vice- President of the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia Lev Rossoshik, editor of the science magazine "Russian Reporter" Gregory Tarasevich also held workshops for the School participants.


Sat, 23/11/2013 - 09:40

The new Georgian government should take steps to ensure real security in the region - Murat Dzhioev

Recently a new government led by Irakli Garibashvili came to power in Georgia. In his keynote speech to the parliamentarians Garibashvili also spoke on the issue of further participation of Georgia in the Geneva discussions. IA "Res" applied for comments on this matter to Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement, the head of the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia Murat Dzhioev.

- The political forces that won the presidential elections in Georgia at the end of October 2013 actually had come to power a year ago, when the bloc "Georgian Dream" won a victory over supporters of Saakashvili at the parliamentary elections. The leader of this bloc Ivanishvili has repeatedly publicly stated the responsibility of Georgia and Saakashvili personally, for the war against the people of South Ossetia in August 2008. It was expected that the supporters of Ivanishvili not personally responsible for the atrocities of the regime of Saakashvili, would take real steps to normalize relations with South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
However, the statements made by some leaders of the Georgian government and non-constructive position of the Georgian delegation at the Geneva talks do not give rise to any euphoria.
Mr. Garibashvili told the parliamentarians that his government would "continue to participate in the Geneva talks to resolve the Russian-Georgian conflict and is not going to yield to Russia in the issue of the status of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region."
It follows that the Georgian authorities are stubbornly trying to move away from the main goal of the Geneva discussions and steer the conversation into the direction of the Russian-Georgian relations. In fact, the Geneva discussions are conducted in accordance with the Medvedev and Nicolas Sarkozy agreements after the Georgian attack on South Ossetia and their main goal is to ensure lasting security of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by Georgia that is possible by the signing of legally binding bilateral agreements with solid international guarantees.
I`d like the new government of Georgia to assess and recognize the existing political realities, making steps to ensure real security in the region and to stop misleading the international community, trying to use it against the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
And more importantly - the status of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is not negotiable either in Geneva or anywhere else. It is determined by the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and recognized by many countries.

Some Georgian NGOs call on their government to dismantle the border signs on the border between South Ossetia and Georgia. How would you comment on the situation on the state border?

- All the demarcation works at the state border between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia, are carried out by the relevant services of South Ossetia in full accordance with the legislation and the sovereign right of the Republic of South Ossetia solely in the territory of South Ossetia at some distance from the border line. Neither the sovereignty, nor the territory of Georgia has been violated. If there are any attempts to dismantle the barrier or other structures, it will be considered a violation of our border and our frontier service will take all legal measures against the violators.

Sat, 23/11/2013 - 08:24

For a week the border guards detained four border violators - the KGB of South Ossetia

November 15 - 22 the Border Service of KGB of South Ossetia was considering the cases against four people. Three citizens of Georgia and a citizen of the RSO were detained on November 21 for violation of the state border.
"The case of a citizen of South Ossetia in the near future will be considered in court. Residents of the Georgian village of Tseronisi in Kareli district Alexi Arsenadze and Georgi Tedeshvili were fined 2000 rubles," - said the KGB press-service official.
Currently is being considered the issue of their expulsion from the territory of South Ossetia.
Another citizen of Georgia is under investigation.
According to the press service of the Russian Border Control agency in South Ossetia, November11 - 22, the border guards detained four violators of the state border and 1 violator of the border regime near the villages of Balta, Dzvilet and Artsev.
After drawing up protocols on administrative violations, the detainees were handed over to the Border Service of the KGB of the Republic of South Ossetia.
In addition, during this period were discovered two caches of weapons and ammunition near the villages of Balta and Mugut. The KGB operatives of South Ossetia removed one carbine with cartridges and a heavy caliber machine gun "Utes."


Fri, 22/11/2013 - 13:46

Representatives of the Ossetian diaspora in Turkey visited the South Ossetian State University

Representatives of the Ossetian diaspora in Turkey, arrived in Tskhinval on a working visit, met with the rector of South-Ossetian State University. The delegation has included the Deputy Chairman of the Ossetian community in Turkey Jale Pukhaty and the owner of one of the central clinics in Istanbul Muzaffer Khuysaty with his wife. The guests were accompanied by Advisor to the Chairman of the Government of the Republic of North Ossetia- Alania Nelly Pukhaeva. Representatives of the Ossetian diaspora met with the rector of the university Vadim Tedeev. He thanked the guests for their attention to the problems of South Ossetian State University, as well as for the ongoing work on preservation and development of the Ossetian language among the Turkish ethnic Ossetians.
Tedeev has expressed confidence that the cooperation with the Turkish Ossetians, students will yield positive results in the development of friendly relations between the two countries.
"We will be glad to host students from Turkey, so that they could learn better the history of their ancestors, their culture and traditions, language. We can also conduct online conferences with members of the Ossetian diaspora, "- said the rector of the South Ossetian State University.
In turn, Jale Pukhaty reported on the activities of the Ossetian diaspora in Turkey. She has stressed that lately the ethnic Ossetians in Turkey have the opportunity to promote their language and culture of their ancestors.
" So it would be great if the young people, the students were able to communicate, to exchange experience. A lot of young people in Turkey are interested in Ossetian national dances, songs, and the Ossetian language, but we do not have specialists who could teach the young people ", - she said.
The meeting also discussed the possibility of holding a variety of joint activities.


Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:12

The teacher from South Ossetia became a prize winner of the competition "The best teacher of Russian literature abroad"

South Ossetian teacher of Russian language and literature Alla Muldarova has become a prize winner of the international contest "The best teacher of Russian literature abroad," held in Moscow on November 15 - 19. As Alla Muldarova said in her interview with the news agency "Res" the competition was held by Rossotrudnichestvo within the framework of the federal target program "Russian Language" for 2011 - 2015.



Tue, 19/11/2013 - 14:13

The South Ossetian authorities deported a citizen of Georgia

The South Ossetian authorities handed over to the Georgian side a citizen of Georgia Temur Gagloev, previously convicted for violation of the state border.
As the news agency "Res" has been reported at the press service of the KGB of South Ossetia, Gagloev was handed over to the authorities of Georgia on November 15 in the border village of Ergneti in the course of the meeting in the format of MPRI.
"In May 2013 Gagloev was detained for illegal crossing of the state border of South Ossetia in Znaur district of South Ossetia. During the detention Gagloev explained that he asked for political asylum. He was granted a residence permit and refugee status," - said the KGB press -service official.
After six months of stay on the territory of South Ossetia, Gagloev within a group of offenders was again detained at attempt of illegal crossing the state border with Georgia.
For the second attempt of crossing the border Gagloev was deprived the status of refugee and sentenced to one year conditionally for illegal crossing of the state border.
Two months later it was decided to deport Gagloev to Georgia.
The press service of the RSO KGB noted that Gagloev - born in the Ochamchire district of Abkhazia, - lived on the territory of Georgia in the town of Gori.