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

A sniper is taking aim at Ossetian soldiers in South Ossetia to make sure the small Georgia army unit can move forward.. File:Georgian sniper during South Ossetia war.

A sniper is taking aim at Ossetian soldiers in South Ossetia to make sure the small Georgia army unit can move forward.. File:Georgian sniper during South Ossetia war.

Fragment of the historical map by J. H. Colton. The map depicts the Caucasus region in 1856. Modern South Ossetia is located in Georgia and Imeria. Modern North Ossetia approximately corresponds to "Ossia".

Fragment of the historical map by J. H. Colton. The map depicts the Caucasus region in 1856. Modern South Ossetia is located in Georgia and Imeria. Modern North Ossetia approximately corresponds to "Ossia".

South Ossetia, officially part of Georgia, is separated from Russia's North Ossetia region by a border running high in the Caucasus Mountains. Much of the region lies more than 1,000 metres above sea level.

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South Ossetia, officially part of Georgia, is separated from Russia's North Ossetia region by a border running high in the Caucasus Mountains. Much of the region lies more than 1,000 metres above sea level.

Meeting with President-elect of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov • President of Russia

Meeting with President-elect of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov • President of Russia

South Ossetia,16 August,Georgia,Russia

President Medvedev announcing that he has signed decrees recognising the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (in Russian) Transcript in English

President Medvedev announcing that he has signed decrees recognising the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (in Russian) Transcript in English

South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Russian forces durint the Russia–Georgia War of 2008 (also known as the Five-Day War, 2008 South Ossetia Conflict or August War) 7–16 August 2008 .

Russian forces durint the Russia–Georgia War of 2008 (also known as the Five-Day War, 2008 South Ossetia Conflict or August War) 7–16 August 2008 .

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