Archive - 2015


Thu, 07/05/2015 - 21:46

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov will take part in the events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the capital of the Russian Federation

President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov has left for Moscow to participate in the events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, reported IA "Res" presidential press Secretary Ghana Yanovskaya.
Leonid Tibilov went to Moscow on the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
"Nowadays, when some politicians are trying to rewrite history, the President considered it important to accept the invitation of Vladimir Putin, together with the other guests to commemorate the feat of the Soviet soldier" – stressed Yanovskaya.
The Head of State was accompanied by Secretary of the Security Council of South Ossetia Anatoly Pliev and the State Advisor to the President Konstantin Kochiev.
In Moscow, May 8, on the eve of Victory Day the South Ossetian delegation will commemorate the Ossetians - Heroes of the Soviet Union, buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery Memorial.
The Victory Parade in Moscow will also be attended by three veterans of the Great Patriotic War-natives of Tskhinval.
"As part of a trip to the capital of Russia, at the international multimedia press center "Russia today " will be held a press conference of Leonid Tibilov,"- added Yanovskaya.
During the Great Patriotic War 21 thousand 736 citizens of South Ossetia were defending the motherland, in the battles were killed 11 thousand 711 soldiers of the Soviet Army, more than 7,000 are listed the missing. 34 Ossetians have been awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.


Sat, 02/05/2015 - 08:22

Leonid Tibilov received the Deputy of the Public Chamber of the Voronezh region and the director of the Children's Health Camp "Green light"

President Leonid Tibilov has received the Deputy of the Public Chamber of the Voronezh region Valentina Shumyanskaya and the director of children's health camp "Green light" Mikhail Biryukov, reported IA "Res" the press Secretary of the President of South Ossetia Ghana Yanovskaya.

During the meeting the head of state noted that the interaction between the agencies of the Russian regions - one of the most important directions for South Ossetia.
"We are strengthening and developing relations between the two countries, coming to a new level with the signing of the new Treaty. This, of course, applies to certain regions of Russia ", - he stressed.

"The desire to maintain mutual cooperation is proved in practice. For many years, you have been rendering great assistance to our country. Your special attention to our children deserves the high-sounding words of gratitude. Any collaboration is always welcomed by the leadership of South Ossetia, which is expressed in the existing strong relationship between you and your South Ossetian colleagues. "

In turn, the guests have noted that their organizations contribute to strengthening relations between the peoples.
"We have much to learn from each other, there is a great desire to work on common social projects, carried out by our organizations. On the eve of our great holiday - Victory Day - I want to emphasize, that we, the people, who defended then the peace, must live and strengthen our ties, "- said Valentina Shumyanskaya.

The guests told about their plans for further cooperation with civil society organizations in South Ossetia. "This year, as in previous years, we plan to receive in our camp children from Tskhinval", - said Mikhail Biryukov.

During the visit to the Republic Valentina Shumyanskaya and Mikhail Biryukov also intend to render humanitarian aid to the Dzau boarding school injured in a fire a few months ago.

Today, the President signed an Executive order to present Valentina Shumyanskaya and Mikhail Biryukov with the state award of the Republic of South Ossetia - the Order of Friendship.


Wed, 29/04/2015 - 23:16

South Ossetia once again stated in the framework of the IPRM about the necessity to establish the Commission on delimitation and demarcation of the border

The South Ossetian has presented at a meeting in the framework of the mechanism for preventing and responding to incidents (IPRM) the materials showing deliberate damage of the border signs at the state border between South Ossetia and Georgia, said after a meeting of members of the IPRM in the village of Ergneti Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Republic of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement Khokh Gagloyty.
"During this period, we recorded three cases of deliberate damage to the boundary signs on the state border, which were fired with combat shooting firearms, - said Gagloyty. - We have earlier informed the IPRM participants that we are concerned about this fact. And today we have declared that we consider conscious damage of the border signs, as the acts of armed provocation. We have noted that in the case of the appropriate response, they should recollect what circumstances have led to the likely consequences. "
Gagloyty has reported that the Georgian side at the meeting raised the question of the specific areas where, according to them, were dug the ditches and trenches.
"A detailed examination of the area revealed that there are two ditches, which block up not some vast areas, but the concrete country roads - said Gagloyty. - The representatives of the competent border units informed us that they had no relation to these ditches, and they had been dug by local residents, thus blocking up the driveway for motor vehicles on their plots of land. It turned out that this area is located on the territory of South Ossetia. "
Gagloyty has noted that in this regard the South Ossetian side once again expressed the need to establish a joint commission on delimitation and demarcation of the border to avoid in future the similar incidents.
"Questions around the perimeter of the state border will periodically arise to further eliminate this, it would be correct to establish the commission, which will deal with the definition of the border line," - stressed Gagloyty.
He has added that the Georgian side presented at the meeting a photomaterial depicting the war machine with shrouded trailer.
"Georgian officials said that it was an anti-aircraft unit, but the persons responsible for this transport, told that the car was a field kitchen, followed by the moving water tank," - said Deputy Envoy.
Gagloyty said that with the approach of the season of collecting wild bladder nut the South Ossetian side called on the Georgian one to carry out the corresponding information work with the population.
"We have urged the participants of the Georgian side to conduct active information work on the border line, about the impossibility and undesirability of its crossing - said Gagloyty. – It will exclude a number of detentions of the border violators in the coming period.
Practice will show whether they held the job or not."
The Deputy Envoy has also said that today the relatives of three South Ossetians, considered the missing, have met with Ambassador of the OSCE Gnaedinger.
"The OSCE is making some efforts to communicate with the Georgian investigating authorities to ensure some progress to clarify the fate of the missing persons, but unfortunately, this does not occur, which, in turn, has also stated the OSCE", - concluded Gagloyty .

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 16:49

Minister of Education and Science of South Ossetia took part in the "Moscow International Salon of Education 2015"

Minister of Education and Science of South Ossetia Natalie Gassieva participated in the "Moscow International Salon of Education 2015", held with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation.
At the forum were presented the achievements in engineering and technology in education.
"The exposition of the Salon and, in particular, its forum, were aimed at drawing attention to the urgent issues of education in Russia and in the world in general - said Gassieva.
As part of the Salon were also held conferences, award ceremonies in the field of education, presentations, and workshops. There were also presented the programs of vocational guidance, promotion and support of children's talent and were demonstrated the best educational technology and equipment for implementation of educational process."
According to Gassieva, of particular interest was the presentation of educational and methodical literature for publishing projects.
"In particular, the publishing company "Sphere" has expressed a desire to introduce the new organization of textbooks from a single navigation and the principles of a reversal of the textbook to explain a certain topic in the secondary schools of South Ossetia ", - explained the Minister.
She has added that all the proposals will be considered at the meetings of the Education Ministry board.
The "Moscow International Salon of Education 2015" was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Its goal is to promote the establishment of long-term sustainable operation of regular international expert discussion platform, demonstration of the advanced technologies in the field of education, as well as a the means of organizing and supporting the educational process. The activities are designed to integrate participants in the educational process: teachers, heads of educational institutions, representatives of federal and regional ministries and agencies, public and commercial organizations and major consumers of education services - schoolchildren, applicants, students and their parents.
Besides, the Salon allows establishing strong links with international partners, to ensure a dialogue between producers and consumers of educational services, as well as to involve children and parents in the process of selecting a path of professional development.

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 07:14

In South Ossetia were opened representative offices of the DPR and LPR

In South Ossetia took place the opening ceremony of representative offices of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, attended by Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office of South Ossetia Konstantin Pukhaev, State Councilor to the President of South Ossetia Rodion Siukaev and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RSO.
The delegation was welcomed by Konstantin Pukhaev; he has noted the importance of opening the offices for further fruitful cooperation between South Ossetia, the DPR and the LPR.
"The opening of the representative offices is an important step towards the recognition of the just struggle of the two republics for realization of the right to self-determination, - said Pukhaev. - South Ossetia was also fighting for its independence, having gone through hardships and difficulties. People of South Ossetia support your desire for independence. "
Pukhaev has also expressed the hope that the opening of representative offices of the DPR and the LPR in South Ossetia will promote their recognition by the international community.
In turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Kofman noted the historical importance of the recognition of the independence of the DPR and the LPR by South Ossetia and said that this recognition would be of benefit to all sides.
"Having recognized our republics, South Ossetia has acquired reliable partners, both economically and politically," - said Kofman.
The Head of the Executive Office of the Head of the Government of the LPR Natalia Khorsheva expressed gratitude to South Ossetia for the recognition of the republics.
"You have given faith and hope for independence to us, - said Khorsheva. - We hope for mutual understanding, cooperation and fruitful interaction between our republics. "
During the event, the two sides exchanged gifts.


Mon, 27/04/2015 - 20:59

The security and development of the Republic were discussed in South Ossetia

"Security and development - the guarantee of a bright future for South Ossetia" was the topic of discussion at the round table in the Media - center "Ir" in Tskhinval.
The discussion was attended by members of Parliament, members of political parties and public figures.
At the beginning of the event was the expert of the Media center - Yury Vazagov has noted that there are a number of factors that could seriously complicate the situation in Transcaucasia.
"South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the Russian Federation are creating a new forestalling security system, since there is a tendency to destabilize the situation in the former Soviet Union - said Vazagov.
According to the Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, the events in Ukraine may lead to a head all the other conflicts in the post-Soviet space. Today we can see the similar in the Nagorno-Karabakh, where it is hard to restrain the resumption of large-scale hostilities."
In particular, the expert focused on the attempts of the international organizations to participate in the events taking place within the region.
"It is enough attention paid to this issue by international organizations, there are attempts to more serious intervention in the events around South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Parliamentary Assembly and OSCE, which again want to mark their presence in the region," - said Vazagov.
He also urged to take into account the factor of an Islamic state in the Caucasus, where "whilst there is the recruitment of mercenaries and the preparation of certain groups in the immediate vicinity of South Ossetia - Pankisi Gorge."
The expert has stressed that it is expected a lot of challenges and threats in the future and in South Ossetia special attention should be given to defense.
"One of the main emphases in the development of the Treaty of Alliance and integration between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation was put on the military component of closer coordination, but, nevertheless, I want to focus on an issue that raised repeatedly by South Ossetian experts to create a system of reservists, "- said Vazagov.
The need to organize a mobile army of the Republic also expressed a Member of Parliament Amiran Dyakonov, noting the need to develop a legislative framework for reservists.
"In August 7 – 10, 2008, during the attack on South Ossetia by Georgia, our militias, virtually without any armor, restrained the Georgian troops trained by NATO instructors," – said Dyakonov.
According to the deputy, in order to enhance defense capability, we need a mobile capable army that could solve its tasks.
During the round table were also discussed security system, and the majority supported the idea of organizing a mobile army.


Sat, 25/04/2015 - 16:51

The exhibition of Ossetian artists in Moscow was highly appreciated- Radion Pukhaev

April 8-22 in Moscow was being held an exhibition of works by Ossetian artists "Arv-Art", "Reflection of Europe."
About the idea of organizing this exhibition, the works presented, as well as future plans told the organizer of the event, the head of the international non-profit association «Renaissance Sandidzan» Radion Pukhaev in an interview with news agency "Res"

- Tell us more about the Moscow exhibition of Ossetian artists, about the idea of its organization?
- April 8 in Moscow in the exhibition hall of the Union of Russian Artists was opened an exhibition of Ossetian artists "Arv-Art." Reflection of Europe." The exhibition was opened by the first secretary of the "Union of Russian Artists", People's Artist of Russia, a full member and a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Arts, a laureate of the State Prize of Russia Nikolai Borovsky and Minister of Culture of South Ossetia Madina Ostaeva.
This exhibition is a kind of summing up of the five years of the "Days of Ossetian culture in Europe" All the artists participating for five years in the Days of Culture, have displayed their impressions of Europe. Some works were based on sketches made in the open air and master classes in European cities.
The exhibition was organized by our organization. The curator of the exhibition is a talented artist Vadim Pukhaev.
What about the idea of organizing this exhibition, I cannot remember it exactly. When we organize a great number of events, we have to consider a variety of options. When in Flanders I have seen Dutch windmills, narrow old streets and canals of Bruges and Ghent in the paintings of our artists, it was firmly decided that all these things should be seen here in Ossetia. And we started from Moscow. There we have received high appraisal and commendations from the leadership of the Union of Artists of Russia and the visitors.

- Whose paintings are presented at the exhibition and what are the subjects depicted?
- At the exhibition "Reflection of Europe" are presented the paintings by artists such as Shalva Bedoev, Magrez Kelekhsaev, Yuri Abisalov, Vadim Pukhaev, Laverty Kasoev, Oleg Basayev Akhsar Yesenov, Vadim Kajaev, Vladimir Aylarov, Robert Karkusov, Boris Gabaraev, Sophia Kodoeva and Akhsar Akhpolov. Some regular participants of our events in Europe could not take part due to technical reasons. Artists living in Europe were not able to deliver their work to Moscow.
Topics of the work were very diverse, ranging from landscapes and images of iconic places in Europe, to deeply philosophical research.

- How many exhibits were presented at the exhibition?

- It has been exhibited more than 80 paintings. I want to say that our artists continue to work to implement their ideas. Moreover, the "Days of Ossetian culture in Europe" will start in May, five artists will take part in it for the first time, others who have previously participated in the events, expect new countries and cities. So the work will continue and the exhibition "Arv-Art ". Reflection of Europe" will be updated with new artists and new works.
I would like to thank for supporting our exhibition Minister of Culture of South Ossetia Madina Ostaeva, the Union of Artists of Russia and North Ossetia-Alania, curator Vadim Pukhaev, the staff of the Permanent Mission of North Ossetia-Alania under the President of the Russian Federation and the Embassy of South Ossetia in the Russian Federation, David Sanakoev and Sergey Takoev, who traditionally support our activities.

- What are your future plans?

- In early May in Ankara and Istanbul will be premiered Ossetian feature film "Mine," by well-known director Murat Dzhusoyty, will also be held a series of recitals with the authors and actors of the film.
May 16 in Brussels with the Roundtable of the creative intelligentsia of Ossetia and Europe with representatives of Ossetian Diaspora in European countries will begin the main event of the "Days of Ossetian culture", followed by the European premiere of the feature film by Murat Dzhusoyty "Mine", the opening of the exhibition by Ossetian artists "Arv-Art" and the reception in honor of starting the European events.
May 23 in France in Montmedi will open another exhibition within the framework of the "Arv-Art" and will begin its work the open air by the Ossetian and European artists. It is also scheduled the meeting of the artists with the leadership of the city.
May 25 in Luxembourg will open one more exhibition by Ossetian artist "Arv-Art" and will be premiered a documentary film by Vadim Tsalikov "Farewell, Aswan."
Participants of the European exhibitions will be the artists: Shalva Bedoev, Magrez Kelekhsaev, Lavrenty Kasoev, Victor Tsallagov Vadim Pukhaev, Vadim Kajaev, Akhsar Yesenov, Igor Toguzaev, Larisa Salbieva Vladimir Aylarov, Valery Atayev, Marat Kesaev, Alena Shapovalova, Boris Gabaraev, Akhsar Akhpolov.
In autumn is planned a series of events in Rome and Paris, maybe, also in Beijing.
The days of Ossetian culture in 2015 will be completed in Vladikavkaz in early December by opening the exhibition "Arv-Art. Reflection of Europe".

Sat, 25/04/2015 - 12:50

If the PACE is really interested in the settlement of relations between Georgia and South Ossetia, it could have an impact on Georgia- Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia

April 23 in the media was issued an announcement that the PACE had established a new subcommittee, which would deal with the "frozen conflicts" among the member countries of the Council of Europe, including South Ossetia.
In this regard, the correspondent of the Agency "Res" asked for comment the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the RSO for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev:

Firstly, there has never been a conflict in South Ossetia. It was Georgia's aggression against South Ossetia on the background of the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was the intention of the Georgian authorities to hold on the territory of South Ossetia by force without the Ossetian population, ie the territory, which was included in the GSSR by the Soviet government, from which Georgia had separated in 1990.
In the period from1989 and 2008, it was a matter of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict and its settlement, ie, the conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia. However, the end to this "conflict", actually a permanent Georgian aggression, put the 2008 war. Since then, the Republic of South Ossetia, with Russian assistance repelling the Georgian aggressors, is a recognized state, and we can talk only about the settlement of relations between the neighboring states.
But the newly established PACE subcommittee cannot deal with these issues, because the Republic of South Ossetia is not a member of the Council of Europe and the PACE do not hear the voice of our members. Let the Republic of South Ossetia to be admitted to the Council of Europe. Now all sorts of statements and attempts to "settle" are biased, one-sided and far from objectivity.
If the PACE is really interested in the settlement of relations between Georgia and South Ossetia, it could have an impact on Georgia in order that Georgia within the framework of the Geneva process may take a more constructive position to ensure security and stability in the region.
During the visit of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Georgia, President of Georgia and the Georgian Catholicos Patriarch have repeatedly complained about the "violation of the territorial integrity" of Georgia.
Of course, I will not comment on any visit of the President of Belarus to Georgia or bilateral Belarusian-Georgian relations. This is their sovereign right. I will focus on the fact that the Georgian authorities use every visit to their country to impose again and again the myth of the "territorial integrity" and its "violation." And, of course, the guests, many out of courtesy, agree (or pretend) with them. However, such attempts of the Georgian authorities do not have any grounds. No one has violated the "territorial integrity" of Georgia, which the international community invented after the collapse of the USSR.
It is impossible to ignore the words of the head of the Georgian Church- "a violation of the territorial integrity, it is an open wound on the body of Georgia and on the heart of every citizen of the country."
These are the words of a man who in 1989 blessed the march of the Georgian informal groups on South Ossetia, who declared the enemy of the Georgian nation anyone who killed a Georgian, regardless of whether he was guilty or not.
This Patriarch, blessing Saakashvili, who introduced a new Georgian flag, said he hoped that this flag would soon be flying over Sukhum and Tskhinval.
If the Georgian Patriarch really wanted prosperity and peace of mind for his Orthodox parishioners not to think that the body of Georgia was "bleeding", he should have called for the reality and the abandonment of territorial claims to the neighbors - I mean South Ossetia and Abkhazia, so that everybody might live in peace.


Fri, 24/04/2015 - 16:40

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to Nicaragua Daniel Tibilov met in Managua with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua

April 23, 2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Republic of Nicaragua Daniel Tibilov met in Managua with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua Samuel Santos Lopez.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia, in the course of the meeting, Daniel Tibilov submitted the copies of his credentials to Samuel Santos Lopez.
During the conversation, held in an atmosphere of respect and understanding, the sides exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral relations and the international agenda.

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 13:41

Deputy Presidential Envoy of the RSO received representatives of the ICRC

April 23, Deputy Presidential Envoy of South Ossetia Khokh Gagloyty received representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, headed by the head of the ICRC in South Ossetia Jan Mishkots.
During the meeting was introduced a new employee of the Mission Okivari Ikumi, who had replaced Chingiz Rayimbekov. Ms. Ikumi Okivari will focus on interaction with the families of the missing, as well as the coordination of organizational order of meetings of the tripartite mechanism to search for the missing.
Khokh Gagloyty welcomed Ikumi Okivari and thanked Chingiz Rayimbekov for his activities on interaction with relatives and families of the missing citizens of South Ossetia.
He also thanked the Red Cross mission in South Ossetia for participation in determining the fate of the missing citizens of South Ossetia, as well as the targeted assistance to families of the missing persons, victims of the aggression of Georgia in 2008 and armed conflict in 1991-1992.
The sides reaffirmed their readiness for further cooperation and collaboration in the process to clarify the fate of the missing citizens of South Ossetia.
The meeting was also attended by the RSO Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights Inal Tasoev.