SOUTH OSSETIA partly recognized state located within the former Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. South Ossetians declared independence from Georgia in 1990, calling themselves the Republic of South Ossetia. The Georgian government responded by abolishing South Ossetia's autonomy and trying to retake the region by force. This led to the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War. In the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia War, Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Tuvalu recognised South Osseti

SOUTH OSSETIA partly recognized state located within the former Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. South Ossetians declared independence from Georgia in 1990, calling themselves the Republic of South Ossetia. The Georgian government responded by abolishing South Ossetia's autonomy and trying to retake the region by force. This led to the 1991–1992 South Ossetia War. In the wake of the 2008 South Ossetia War, Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Tuvalu recognised South Osseti

Landscape in South Ossetia's Dzhava District. ◆South Ossetia - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Ossetia #South_Ossetia

Landscape in South Ossetia's Dzhava District. ◆South Ossetia - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Ossetia #South_Ossetia

Coat of arms of South Ossetia - South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coat of arms of South Ossetia - South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flag of South Ossetia - South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flag of South Ossetia - South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Male residents of the border town of Patara-Garedzhvari stand near a Russian tank. In August, fighting broke out between the Georgian army and separatist forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops entered the region, which is home to many ethnic Russians, in support of the separatists. As the conflict spread beyond the boundary of South Ossetia, people fled their homes.

Male residents of the border town of Patara-Garedzhvari stand near a Russian tank. In August, fighting broke out between the Georgian army and separatist forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops entered the region, which is home to many ethnic Russians, in support of the separatists. As the conflict spread beyond the boundary of South Ossetia, people fled their homes.

Map of Georgia and disputed territories including Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Ajara.  Detailed map with rivers and cities. as well as lat/long markings.

Map of Georgia and disputed territories including Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Ajara. Detailed map with rivers and cities. as well as lat/long markings.

{  SOUTH OSSETIA: FOLLOWING ABKHAZIA TOWARDS RUSSIA?  |  SOFREP  }  "Many observers assess that this is among the more likely reasons that Russia would continue to sow discontent among the separatists in South Ossetia"..... http://sofrep.com/39169/south-ossetia-following-abkhazia-towards-russia/

South Ossetia: Following Abkhazia Towards Russia

{ SOUTH OSSETIA: FOLLOWING ABKHAZIA TOWARDS RUSSIA? | SOFREP } "Many observers assess that this is among the more likely reasons that Russia would continue to sow discontent among the separatists in South Ossetia"..... http://sofrep.com/39169/south-ossetia-following-abkhazia-towards-russia/

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