countrymen in North Ossetia. Times Online (11-Sep-2008). Retrieved on 21-Dec-2008. style "background:LightCoral;" A ''de facto'' independent state,
Red Crescent Society ). **# Sergei Shamba (2004–2010) ** '''South Ossetia''' - Murat Dzhioyev (1998–present) * '''Germany''' - Joschka Fischer (1998–2005) Places That Don't Exist (2005) Places That Don't Exist was Reeve's 2005 award-winning five-part series on breakaway states and unrecognised nations, broadcast on BBC2 and broadcasters internationally. Among the countries Reeve visited for this series were Somaliland, Transnistria (where Reeve
to a much lower level than during the 2008 war and despite a heavy Russian "peace-keeping" military presence, security and government control are both weak. The Ossetians are largely grateful for Russia's military intervention against Georgia. Many South Ossetes fled during the 2008 war: the 2007 population was 70,000, in 2012 it was 55,000. Talk The people of South Ossetia can speak Ossetian, Russian (Russian phrasebook) and Georgian (Georgian phrasebook). However most people
supporters were besieged by the opposition, which was backed by the national guard, in several government buildings in Tbilisi. The ensuing heavy fighting resulted in over 200 casualties, and left the center of the Georgian capital in ruins. On 6 January, Gamsakhurdia and several of his supporters fled the city for exile. Afterwards, the Georgian military council (Georgian Civil War#"Zviadist" resistance), an interim government, was formed by a triumvirate of Jaba Ioseliani
с Кавказом, Москва, 1889, с. 508 In the 1770s there were more Ossetians living in Kartli (Kingdom of Kartli (1484–1762)) than ever before. This period has been documented in the travel diaries of Johann Anton Güldenstädt who visited Georgia in 1772. The Baltic German explorer called modern North Ossetia simply Ossetia, while he wrote that Kartli (the areas of modern-day South Ossetia) was populated by Georgians and the mountainous areas were populated by both Georgians
; The official reason given for this was to "restore constitutional order" in the region. WikiPedia:South Ossetia commons:South Ossetia
were Slavic and or Eastern Orthodox); the Russian Third Rome philosophy, which had an ultimate goal of re-claiming former Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) regions, in particular the warm winter port of Constantinople. In process establishing a hegemony over Greater Armenia (Greater Armenia (political concept)), and in perspective the Holy Land (Lebanon, Palestine etc.) Simultaneously there were ambitions to continue expansion into Persia and even India (see
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Kartli region as its territory, with small parts of neighbouring regions. He was in Georgia (Georgia (country)) in 2009 shooting ''5 Days of War'', a film depicting the 2008 war (2008 South Ossetia War) between Georgia and Russia in the region of South Ossetia. Filming began in the beginning of October 2009, and ended mid-November.
'''South Ossetia''' ( , ''Tskhinvalskiy region'') is a disputed region and partially recognised state (List of states with limited recognition) in the South Caucasus, located in the territory of the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within the former Georgian SSR (Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic) of the Soviet Union. USSR Atlas - in Russian, Moscow 1984
South Ossetia declared independence (declaration of independence) from Georgia (Georgia (country)) in 1990, calling itself the '''Republic of South Ossetia'''. The Georgian government responded by abolishing South Ossetia's autonomy and trying to re-establish its control over the region by force. http: unpan1.un.org intradoc groups public documents UNTC UNPAN019224.pdf The crisis escalation led to the 1991–92 South Ossetia War. The latter conflict led to the Russia–Georgia war, during which Ossetian and Russian forces gained full ''de facto'' control of the territory of the former South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast.
In the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia War, Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru recognised (International recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) South Ossetia's independence.
South Ossetia, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic), and Abkhazia are post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones. OSCE: De Gucht Discusses Montenegro Referendum, Frozen Conflicts, GlobalSecurity.org, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, May 2006 Vladimir Socor, , IASPS Policy Briefings, 1 March 2004