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A few days after he was declared wanted in Russia, Gazeta.ru reported that Yamadayev was participating in military actions in the outskirts of Tskhinvali in the Georgia (Georgia (country))'s breakway Republic of South Ossetia. ''Novaya Gazeta'' military correspondent Arkady Babchenko accompanied Yamadayev and his remaining loyal men in Georgia. Wikipedia:Tskhinvali

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contains several monuments of medieval Georgian architecture, Russian


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contains several monuments of medieval Georgian architecture, Russian


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of the separatist republic of South Ossetia, which sits in the Kartli region of Georgia (Georgia (country)). Get in Pretty much the only way to get to Tskhinvali at present is to travel south of Vladikavkaz the main city of North Ossetia in Russia. The cheapest option is to take a marshrutka, which run multiple times per day between the two cities. Taxis also run at reasonable cost. Get around Tskinvali's city center is compact, and easily covered on foot. See *


Ossetian due to intense urbanisation and Soviet Korenizatsiya ("nativization") policy which induced an inflow of the Ossetians from the nearby rural areas into Tskhinvali. It was essentially an industrial centre, with lumber mills and manufacturing plants, and had also several cultural and educational institutions such as a venerated Pedagogical Institute (currently Tskhinvali State University) and a drama theatre. According to the last Soviet census (Soviet Census (1989)) (in 1989

invaded the city in an attempt to gain control of the capital. The Russian army responded on the following day by moving its own forces into the city and counterattacking the Georgian army. On 10 August Georgian forces pulled out of Tskhinvali that was captured by the Russian army after intense fighting. A considerable part of the population of the South Ossetia (at least, 30,000 out of 70,000) fled into North Ossetia–Alania prior or immediately after the start of the war. http

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and Russian peacekeepers. On early August 8, Georgian Army infantry and tanks, supported by Interior Ministry commandos, began pushing into South Ossetia, supported by artillery and multiple rocket launcher fire and Su-25 (Sukhoi Su-25) strike aircraft. Wikipedia:Tskhinvali


lat_dir N lat_deg 42 lat_min 13 lat_sec 32.38 lon_dir E lon_deg 43 lon_min 58 lon_sec 12.26 position right width 250 float right caption Tskhinvali in South Ossetia '''Tskhinvali''' ( ), is the capital of South Ossetia, a disputed region in Georgia (Georgia (country)) which has been recognised (International recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia#UN member states) as an independent Republic by Russia (Russian Federation) and another three UN members. South Ossetia is a de facto independent state that controls its claimed territory, in part with the support of Russian troops. Despite this, it is recognised by all other UN members as part of Georgia . http: en.rian.ru world 20080904 116538071.html http: eng.kremlin.ru speeches 2008 08 26 1543_type82912_205752.shtml http: en.rian.ru world 20090910 156083204.html

It is located on the Great Liakhvi River approximately northwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

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