Archive - 8/2015



Mon, 31/08/2015 - 11:55

In South Ossetia has been marked the Day of the Missing

The photo exhibition dedicated to the persons to be missing in South Ossetia "Memories of a lifetime", has been opened today on the Day of the Missing in the Concert Hall "Chermen."
At the exhibition were presented photos from the same book, in which are published stories told by relatives of the missing. The book was published in 2014 in Russian. In 2015, the publication has been translated into Ossetian language and released. These books were also presented at the exhibition.
The photo exhibition was organized by the Department for the Missing headed by Lydia Kudzieva under the South Ossetian public organization "Memory", with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The event was attended by relatives of the persons to be missing during the 1989- 2008Georgian aggression , the ICRC representatives, Vice Premier of South Ossetia Eric Pukhaev, Speaker of the South Ossetian Parliament Anatoly Bibilov, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev, Presidential Adviser for Social Affairs Rodion Siukaev, Presidential Commissioner of South Ossetia for Human Rights Inal Tasoev, Rector of the South Ossetian State University Vadim Tedeev, the government officials and parliamentarians.
Opening the event, Lidia Kudzieva has noted that all the relatives of the missing persons live in hope that someone will clarify the fate of their loved ones.
"Over the past five years a lot has been done. There have been several exhumations, systematic information about the missing. Thanks to the efforts of the Red Cross, many families have received food assistance, and participated in its microeconomic programs. The ICRC regularly organizes commemorative events ", - she said, expressing gratitude to the leadership of the mission and its staff for their full support.
Kudzieva has also expressed gratitude to the President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, as well as to the Presidential Commissioner of South Ossetia for Human Rights Inal Tasoev.
In turn, a brother of one of the missing person Makhar Tedeev has noted that the relatives of the missing persons, live in hope "to get at least some news about them."
"Today I can proudly say what courageous, patriotic, brave were those guys who were ready to give their lives for their country, for freedom, for independence, for the safety of their loved ones. They are real heroes, "- he said.
Deputy of the South Ossetian Parliament Rosa Valieva wished the relatives of the missing patience, endurance, strength and health.
"On the eve of celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Republic, you must not think that we will forget about those who perished and are missing. They will always be in our hearts, during the celebrations, dedicated to our young republic, - she said. - Thank you for your heroism, because you have not lost heart. "
Presidential Envoy Murat Dzhioev has expressed support to the relatives of the persons whose fate is still unknown, noting that the leadership of the Republic is constantly working to seek for any information about the missing persons.
The head of the ICRC mission in South Ossetia Jan Mishkots expressed his solidarity with the families of the persons to be missing in South Ossetia and around the world.
"When people are missing, there are two victims. Those who are missing and their families, friends, who live in despair and hope, with the pain of waiting for the news for many years ", - he said.
Mishkots told about the assistance provided by the mission to the families of the missing persons.
"The ICRC will spare no effort to assist and support the families in their difficult situation and to assist the authorities to find the answers for the families of the missing."
The ICRC representative Marina Tedety expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic and the management of the cinema and concert hall "Chermen" for their support for the event.
At the end of the meeting, participants of the event were presented a documentary film about the creation of the book "Memories of a lifetime."
Today, in the cinema and concert Hall "Chermen" took place a screening of the movie "Water seekers", dedicated to the problem of the missing persons.
It should be noted that as a result of the 1989 -1992 Georgian aggression, more than 140 residents of South Ossetia are listed to be missing.


Sun, 30/08/2015 - 19:04

South Ossetia took part in the festival «Guenos» in Abkhazia

South Ossetian vocalists performed at the First International youth festival of modern art, culture and creativity «Guenos», held in Ochamchire district of Abkhazia, August 22 - 27.

The festival participants were a teacher of the Tskhinval musical college, the Honored Artist of the Republic of South Ossetia Nina Gatikoeva and the college student Alim Beteev.

As the news agency "Res" has been informed at the press service of the Ministry of Culture of South Ossetia, South Ossetian delegation arrived to the festival only on the second day after the opening, as for a few days Transcaucasian highway was closed to travel because of the landslip.

On the same day Alim Beteev performed at the concert and became the winner of the festival.

August 26, Nina Gatikoeva performed at a gala concert of the festival, dedicated to the Day of recognition of independence of Abkhazia. At the gala concert also performed sisters Berzeniya from St. Petersburg and the Abkhaz musicians. Before the start of the gala concert were awarded the nominees of the festival.

As part of the closing of the festival it was held a briefing with the press attaché of the Ministry of Culture of the RSO.

For the participants of the festival were organized tours of the city of Sukhum and the Lake Riza.

The festival was organized by the Youth Department of the Administration of the Ochamchira district and the public organization "Youth Center« Guenos", supported by the leadership of Abkhazia.

The main purpose of the event is to preserve the national culture, expressed in songs, dances, art. The festival was also attended by representatives of the Abkhaz diaspora in Turkey, young talents from Russia.

August 26 the South Ossetian delegation on the invitation of the Ochamchira district administration, also participated in the celebrations of the Day of the recognition of Abkhazia's independence.

The delegation laid flowers at the monument to soldiers who died during the Patriotic War of Abkhazia in the Park of Glory of Sukhum, the Memorial to the first President of the Republic of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba in the village of Escher in Sukhum district and the tomb of the second President of Abkhazia Sergei Bagapsh in the village of Dzhgyarda in Ochamchira District.

August 28, the South Ossetian delegation was also received by the head of the Administration of the Ochamchira district Hrips Jopua. He thanked the representatives of the Republic and presented them commemorative gifts.


Thu, 27/08/2015 - 18:06

Leonid Tibilov met with the Chairman of the Association "Revival" Radion Pukhaev

Leonid Tibilov has received today a native of South Ossetia, the Chairman of the International Association of the Ossetian societies "Revival" Radion Pukhaev.
During the meeting it was noted that within five years the members of the organization "Revival" held the "Days of Ossetian culture in Europe" in ten European cities, where the Europeans have the opportunity to learn the culture and traditions of Ossetia, touch the Ossetian art and painting.

The Head of State highly appreciated the activities of Rodion Pukhaev abroad, thanking him for fruitful cooperation with the Ossetian artists and the organization of the exhibition during the celebration of the recognition of independence of the Republic, as well as the successful work in holding the Days of Ossetian Culture in Europe.
"The work you are doing, is not easy; one must put out considerable effort and organizational skills to conduct such activities in the European countries, - the president said. - We welcome and appreciate your contribution to the promotion of South Ossetia abroad, and we will continue to support your work, as far as possible."

In turn, Radion Pukhaev expressed gratitude to the President for attention and active support for the "Days of Ossetian culture in Europe", thanks to which the Europeans had the opportunity to become acquainted with art, culture and traditions of the Ossetians.
"Our events unite the Ossetians living abroad and involve them in the cultural life of Ossetia, - he said. - Your letter of greeting to the participants, organizers and guests of the event gave the "Days of Ossetian culture in Europe" special status. "
For outstanding work in promoting the Ossetian national culture and art in Europe the President presented an honorary diploma to Radion Pukhaev.

On behalf of the Ossetian artists, participants of the exhibition "Reflection of Europe" Radion Pukhaev presented to the President two paintings by Boris Gabaraev and Lavrenty Kasoev and presented letters of gratitude to Leonid Tibilov from the leadership of the International Association of the Ossetian society "Revival" and the Russian ambassador to Belgium Alexander Romanov for assistance in organization of the Days of Ossetian Culture in Europe.


Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:50

President Leonid Tibilov met with Mikhail Semenov

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov has received Deputy Head of the Department of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for socio- economic cooperation with the CIS member states, the Republic of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Mikhail Semenov.
As reported to IA "Res" by the press Secretary of the head of state Ghana Yanovskaya, the President welcomed the guest arriving to celebrate the recognition of independence of South Ossetia, stressing that he was glad to see on this day representatives of the Russian Presidential Executive Office.
"We are in regular cooperation with our Russian colleagues from the Office of the President of the Russian Federation in the framework of the Investment Program to promote socio-economic development of South Ossetia and not only. Today we are glad to see the Russian guests at the national holiday, which is celebrated on August 26, - said the head of state.
Leonid Tibilov has stressed that in August 2008 Russia saved the people of South Ossetia from complete destruction.
"Only the decisions taken by the top leadership of Russia saved our people. Thanks to the Russian army, which in August 2008 forced Georgia to peace, we live today in peace and stability. And today's holiday - the Day of recognition of our independence by Russia, has become one of the most significant days in the modern history of our people ", - stressed the head of state.
In turn, Mikhail Semenov congratulated the President and all the people of South Ossetia on the holiday.
"Please accept congratulations and wishes of peace and prosperity to your country.
Undoubtedly, we will continue to work in the framework of implementation of the investment program, as well as on the new Treaty signed between the two countries.
There is progress in our joint work and we will increase its effectiveness, "- said Semenov

Wed, 26/08/2015 - 13:46

7 years have passed since the recognition of independence of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation

South Ossetia is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the recognition of independence of the Republic of South Ossetia.
People of South Ossetia have repeatedly been subjected to aggression by the southern neighbor - Georgia. Xenophobia and racism of the Georgian leadership have led to the repeated genocide of the South Ossetian people.
People of South Ossetia were always fighting with the Georgian Nazism.
January 19, 1992, the will of the people was expressed at the referendum.
May 29, 1992 the Supreme Council proclaimed the independence of South Ossetia and the establishment of the independent state.
November 12, at the second referendum, the South Ossetian people once again unanimously voted for the independence of South Ossetia.
For 18 year the constant armed conflict with Georgia, claiming to the territory of South Ossetia after the collapse of the USSR without any legal and historical grounds, led to large-scale hostilities in August 2008.
Hundreds of warriors have fallen on the field of battle in the name of freedom and independence of South Ossetia.
Russian Federation was the only real guarantee of security, support for the fragile peace, carrying out a peacekeeping mission in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, it once again stopped the attempt of the Georgian leadership, unprecedented in its cruelty, to destroy the population of South Ossetia.
August 26, 2008 the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev signed the Executive Order to recognize the independence and state sovereignty of South Ossetia and forcing the aggressor to peace ushered in a new milestone in the life of South Ossetians.
The recognition of the independence of South Ossetia by Russia is an outstanding event in the modern history and is a symbol of justice and the beginning of a new prosperous and free life!
Today, South Ossetia with the support of the Russian Federation is an independent and sovereign state. There are all conditions for the elimination of the consequences of the Georgian aggression and moving on the path of development and prosperity in conditions of security and stability.


Mon, 24/08/2015 - 11:33

In South Ossetia was held a press conference with Veronika Dzhioeva

At the State Committee of Information and Press of South Ossetia was held a press conference with world opera star Veronica Dzhioeva.
The press conference was attended by members of the media and guests of the festival "The Star of Alania", as well as a sister of the diva Inga Dzhioeva.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Culture of South Ossetia Madina Ostaeva, noting that the festival has become a great event.
"Such festivals will contribute to cultural development, and will be of great help to our younger generation," - said Ostaeva.

On behalf of the Republic`s leadership and the Ministry of Culture Madina Ostaeva expressed gratitude to Veronica Dzhioeva.

In turn, Veronica Dzhioeva noted that without the support of the South Ossetian leadership this event would not have happened.
"I`d like to thank Leonid Tibilov for his warm reception, - said Dzhioeva. "

Dzhioeva has thanked her friends, colleagues, who participated in the festival for their support and told about the work of the festival in the future.
"The festival will be held annually - said Dzhioeva. - Many famous artists, whom I had invited, expressed desire to participate in the festival. We can hold it in Venice or in Prague. As we have many talented children and we can give them the opportunity to go on stage, it will also be a practice for them. "

Dzhioeva has also noted that, after the August events Tskhinval has changed for the better.
"I'm happy with the changes that have taken place here, - he said Dzhioeva.- People have become more happy. I am glad that the city is being built, and I hope, soon it will become as god as I remember it from childhood. "
Honored Artist of Russia, professor of Novosibirsk state conservatory named after Michail Glinka, a pianist, chief concertmaster of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Mikhail Mishchenko said that he was pleasantly surprised by the award of the head of state.
"I am pleased that my modest gift was appreciated by awarding me the Honored Artist of South Ossetia."

A soloist of the Prague National Opera Vladimir Koval said it was a landmark event that happened in his life.
"We arrived here with great joy - said Koval. - There is nothing better when you perform, and people`s eyes are filled with joy. The audience here is good. For me Veronica Dzhioeva is a paragon both as a musician and just a person, as well as a daughter of your proud, unconquered nation, it fills me with particular admiration. "
It should be reminded that the day before in South Ossetia has been completed the I International Music Festival of the world opera star Veronica Dzhioeva "The Star of Alania."

The President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov has awarded the title "People's Artist of the Republic of South Ossetia" to the world opera star Veronica Dzhioeva, a soloist of the Prague National Opera Vladimir Koval and professor of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory, a pianist Mikhail Mishchenko.
A soloist of the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic) Liana Sass was presented an honorary diploma of the Republic of South Ossetia.


Thu, 20/08/2015 - 10:27

Leonid Tibilov met with Ambassador of South Ossetia to Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev

Leonid Tibilov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Republic of Abkhazia Oleg Botsiev. During the meeting were discussed issues on the role of diplomatic missions in the development and strengthening of friendly relations with the host countries.
The head of state has noted that the work of the diplomatic missions in the countries, with which South Ossetia has established diplomatic relations, is a serious and responsible work.
"The republic's leadership appreciates the contribution of the Embassy of South Ossetia, and you personally, to the development and strengthening of friendly relations with the country in which you are an official representative of our country - the president said. – There is your contribution in each agreement signed recently with Abkhazia, and we appreciate it. "
For his great contribution to the development and strengthening of relations of friendship and cooperation between the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and active diplomatic service, Leonid Tibilov has awarded the Order of Friendship to Oleg Botsiev.
In turn, Oleg Botsiev has thanked the President for high evaluation of his activities, noting that he will continue to serve the motherland, and to represent the interests of South Ossetia in the host country.
"God grant that I can do much more than I has already done and be of great benefit to the development of the existing good and friendly relations between the peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia ", - the ambassador said.


Wed, 19/08/2015 - 12:30

South Ossetian President discussed foreign policy issues with the ambassadors of the Republic

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov and the ambassadors of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation, Abkhazia, as well as with the head of the Consulate of the Republic to North Ossetia.
In the course of the meeting were discussed issues relating to foreign policy.
According to the President, foreign policy in the countries of residence of the ambassadors of the Republic should be represented at the highest level.
"The foreign policy of our country, first of all, is represented in Russia, - said the president. - Russia takes the first place in everything related to our development, and we appreciate the relationships between our countries, we will do everything possible to ensure their further development and strengthening.
The main priority of the foreign policy of our country is interaction with the great Russia and, of course, with those countries which have recognized our independence. "
Tibilov focused on the activities of the Embassy of South Ossetia in Russia associated with the implementation of the Treaty of Alliance and the Integration signed between Russia and South Ossetia.
"The agreement signed between the two countries requires the development of additional agreements, which are necessary for its implementation, - said Tibilov. –
I have instructed the heads of the ministries and agencies of the Republic to do this work.
The Embassy of South Ossetia to Russia should be also involved in the development of these agreements. In any case, they must be aware of the direction in which the work will be done. "
The president also gave some assessment of the activities of the ambassadors of the Republic of South Ossetia.
"Znaur Gassiev has recently been appointed the Ambassador of South Ossetia to Russia, and I can already see some progress in the work of our embassy. I think that this attitude will be maintained, - the president said. - Our Consulate in North Ossetia, in the person of Maurice Sanakoev is at the initial stage of its formation and development.
I think that in the person of the new ambassador, the Consulate will receive the proper nourishment in addressing the challenges.
With regard to the diplomatic mission of our Republic in Abkhazia, we have full confidence in our Ambassador Oleg Botsiev. He has made an outstanding contribution to friendly relations established between South Ossetia and Abkhazia."
The President also gave a positive assessment to the work of the newly appointed Minister of foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov.
"Kazbulat Tskhovrebov has previously worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so he knew well the activities of the Agency, - the president said. - He is a qualified specialist, and I think the positive aspects that have been under the previous minister, will be continued. "
The ambassadors, in turn, have reported to the President on the foreign policy activities, pursued by the countries that have recognized the Republic of South Ossetia.

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 09:53

The position of Georgia is of an ultimatum - Deputy Presidential Envoy of South Ossetia

Geneva international discussions on security and stability in the Transcaucasia "remain the only platform to resolve issues caused by the conflict which is recognized by all participants", - told the Tass the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
In his opinion, it is necessary "to achieve tangible progress" in resolving all the issues arising from the conflict in August 2008.
The Secretary General also expressed concern about allegations of "erecting border" along the dividing lines between the conflicting parties.
The situation was commented by Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the RSO for post-conflict settlement Khokh Gagloyty.
"First of all, to reflect the actual situation it is correctly to use the term "representatives of the parties," not "participants ", as all the delegations present in Geneva are certain parties", - said the Deputy Presidential Envoy to South Ossetia.
Khokh Gagloyty noted that "South Ossetia has been moving in the direction of progress in the settlement of relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia."
"Our position has always been clear and open, - continued Gagloyty. - We are committed to building bilateral relations with Georgia, based on the highest standards of international law.
Any other approaches to this issue, covered by some cunning advocated, but not related to reality, dogmas, are attempts to distort the meaning and essence of the issues. "
Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the RSO for post-conflict settlement Khokh Gagloyty has also focused on the statement of the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN Kakha Imnadze, in which it was stated that "Georgia does not see the need to establish a direct dialogue with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and prefers to negotiate with Russia ".
"This sentence clearly makes it clear whose position is a barrier to the "tangible progress ", the need for which was expressed by the respected UN Secretary-General, - stated Khokh Gagloyty. - With regard to the phrase "the construction of the border", used by the UN Secretary-General, - it is a statement that creates a false perception of the observer. "
The state border of South Ossetia exists since the proclamation of the state sovereignty of South Ossetia on May 29, 1992.
"Along the of the state border line of the Republic of South Ossetia on its South Ossetian - Georgian section is being carried out the planned work. In this case, apparently, it is appropriate to note that similar work is being carried out on the South Ossetian - Russian section of the state border of South Ossetia ", - said Gagloyty.
He also noted that "another demonstration of categoricalness of the Representative of Georgia to the United Nations is very flawed and designed to mislead the international community, hence the lack of comparability as follows (in objective analysis) productive approach to conflict resolution of the South Ossetian and Georgian sides."


Sun, 09/08/2015 - 13:13

Ossetian diaspora have organized commemorative events on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the August War

The events dedicated to the seventh anniversary of the war in August 2008, when the Georgian army attacked peaceful Tskhinval, are being held in many cities and republics of the former Soviet Union initiated by the members of the Ossetian diaspora.
In particular, in the Komi Republic is being marked Memorial Day.
In Adygea, in the city of Maikop are taking place the performances on the theme of courage and heroism of the defenders of Ossetia and Russian soldiers.

The Ossetian association in Vladimir region plans to hold a press conference on the occasion of the Georgian aggression, as well as a meeting with civil society organizations on the theme of the struggle against fascism and Nazism.

Events will be held in the House of youth of the city of Voronezh, in particular, meetings with non-governmental organizations, with the participation of representatives of local authorities, community leaders and youth. The events are led by the head of the Voronezh Diaspora "Farn" Uruzmag Bestaev.

In Rostov-on-Don are meeting with the assistance of the city administration with candles and balloons released into the sky.

In the Volgograd region commemorative events will be held at the monument to the Hero of Russia Denis Vetchinov, who died a hero's death in an unequal battle against the Georgian aggressors.