Leonid Tibilov: Our strength is in or unity and this should be the motto of every Ossetian

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:29

The main achievement of the Ossetian people is the attainment of independence and international recognition of the Republic of South Ossetia. This was stated by the President of the Republic of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov at the VIII National Congress of the Ossetian people, opened today in North Ossetia.

"After the loss of independence in the XIII century, courageous Ossetian people made the revival of their statehood. In the name of the goal hundreds of our compatriots laid down their lives. Seven ages of struggle has led us to the great victory. For six years South Ossetia is an independent, recognized state. And I'm not wrong if I say that this is the most important victory of the Ossetian people. I am confident that, despite the heroism of South Ossetians, without the help of our northern brothers and sisters, we would not have won this victory, "- said the president.
He has reminded that in August 2008, the head of North Ossetia Taimuraz Mamsurov one of the first went to South Ossetia to support his brethren. Leonid Tibilov has also expressed gratitude to the then President Eduard Kokoity to shoulder the heavy burden of governing the country in wartime. He has also congratulated Eduard Kokoity on the 50th anniversary.
According to the president, invaluable assistance in those difficult days for South Ossetia have provided Ossetians living in all parts of Russia, as well as in Turkey and Syria.
"Speaking of this victory, we must not forget that our savior is the Great Russia. Even in a nightmare I cannot imagine what it would have happened with South Ossetia in August 2008, if Russian armed forces had not come to save us. Today, Russia continues to help us in socio-economic development and reconstruction, "- said the president.
He has stressed that the Congress is of great important, because today in Vladikavkaz have gathered not only Ossetians from north and south, but from many regions of Russia, the former Soviet Union and other foreign countries, representatives of the Ossetian diaspora around the world.
"These meetings give us the opportunity to talk about what matters our people today. This is an effective mechanism to bring our position on many issues before the international community "- said Tibilov.
The head of state has stressed that the steady peace in South Ossetia does not mean that the Ossetian people need no longer the unity.
"The transition from the communist ideology to a market economy, in the context of globalization, the importance of national unity increases manifold. We feel the pain of the Zar, Beslan and Karmadonov tragedy. We should always be together both in joyful and difficult days. Our strength is in our unity and that should be the motto of every Ossetian,"- said Leonid Tibilov.

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