South Ossetia

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political presence

militiamen and freelance fighters from Russia. Hostage takings, shootouts and occasional bombings left dozens dead and wounded. A ceasefire deal was reached on 13 August though it was repeatedly violated. The Georgian government protested against the allegedly increasing Russian economic and political

presence in the region and against the uncontrolled military of the South Ossetian side. It also considered the peacekeeping force (Joint Control Commission for Georgian–Ossetian Conflict Resolution) (consisting in equal parts of South Ossetians, North Ossetians, Russians and Georgians) to be non-neutral and demanded its replacement. Resolution on Peacekeepers Leaves Room for More Diplomacy. ''Civil Georgia''. 2006-02-16. WikiPedia:South Ossetia commons:South Ossetia


independent international

20100608182836 http: www.hrw.org sites default files reports wr2009_web.pdf archivedate 8 June 2010 deadurl no According to the EU fact-finding mission, 10,000–11,000 soldiers took part in the general Georgian offensive in South Ossetia. ref>

in South Ossetia , with Georgian villages around Tskhinvali being destroyed after the war had ended.

soldiers and 75 tanks. Several Russian peacekeepers were killed in the attack, and many South Ossetians who had Russian citizenship.


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a militant escalation on our territory to transfer some of their gunmen from Iraq to Russia."'' After the 2008 South Ossetia Conflict he went to South Ossetia to train in preparation for his bout against Sang Soo Lee, in a sign of solidarity with the Ossetian people.


work published

in South Ossetia: 1926, 1939, 1959, 1970, 1979 Economy thumb right The Dzuarikau–Tskhinvali pipeline (File:Dzuarikau-Tskhinval.jpg), delivering natural gas from Russia to South Ossetia, went online in 2009. Following a war with Georgia in the 1990s, South Ossetia struggled economically. South Ossetian GDP was estimated at US$15 million (US$250 per capita) in a work published in 2002. Mamuka Areshidze


world stage

: www.guardian.co.uk world 2009 dec 14 nauro-recognises-abkhazia-south-ossetia title Tiny Nauru struts world stage by recognising breakaway republics last Harding first Luke date 14 December 2009 publisher The Guardian accessdate 14 December 2009 location London Relations with partially recognised states Nauru has used its position as a member of the United Nations to gain financial support from both the Republic of China (ROC) and the People's Republic of China (PRC

) by changing its position on the political status of Taiwan. During 2002, Nauru signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations with the PRC on 21 July. Nauru accepted $130m from PRC for this action.

aid in return. * Armenian (Armenians) separatists of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan. * South Ossetia and Abkhazia separatism in Georgia (Georgia (country)). * Italy's


making efforts

Ukraine . Russia's Medvedev in Ukraine visit to boost ties, BBC News (17 May 2010) He was however making efforts to speak better Ukrainian (Ukrainian language). Ukraine's election: portraits of main players, Kyiv Post (January 1, 2010) He did admit in March 2012 that it was a problem for him in 2002 to speak Ukrainian. ref name


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of the Soviet Union Soviet Republics . The CIS has developed as a forum by which the member-states can co-operate in economics, defense (Defense (military)) and foreign policy. On 2 September 2008, during ceremonies for the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Nicaraguan army (Sandinista Popular Army), Ortega announced that "Nicaragua recognizes the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and fully supports the Russian government's position." Ortega's


title online

on independence author Niko Mchedlishvili publisher Reuters url http: today.reuters.co.uk news articlenews.aspx?type worldNews&storyID 2006-09-11T131034Z_01_L11486859_RTRUKOC_0_UK-GEORGIA-RUSSIA.xml&archived False date September 11, 2006 on 12 November 2006, after its first referendum in 1992 was not recognized by most governments as valid.

title Online Magazine - Civil Georgia publisher Civil.ge date 2001-07-01 accessdate 2010-06-22

authorities regarding its final status and conflict resolution. On 10 May 2007, Sanakoyev was appointed by the President of Georgia as the Head of South Ossetian Provisional Administrative Entity. On July 13, 2007, Georgia set up a state commission, chaired by the Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli, to develop


taking photographs

Russia. The Ossetes are understandably jumpy and may arrest travelers taking photographs of, well, anything. Likewise, officials may believe that by taking pictures, you are spying on their country. It is also a bad idea to voice your political opinions regarding the conflict; better to listen to locals' perspectives and to be vaguely sympathetic. Stay healthy While the war and conflict has ended, the situation is far from over and medical supply is not always going to reliable


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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

South Ossetia

'''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

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