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Map of North and South Ossetia

Ossetia ([1] de facto government of the Republic of South Ossetia. The northern portion of the region consists of the republic of North Ossetia–Alania within the Russian Federation.


  • Recent history 1
  • 2008 South Ossetia war 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Recent history

The ethnolinguistic map of the modern Caucasus showing the Ossetian-inhabited territories in light green
For earlier history, see Alans, Sarmatians
  • 1774 — North Ossetia becomes part of the Russian Empire[2]
  • 1801 — The modern-day South Ossetia territory, belonging to Prince [3]
  • 1922 — Ossetia is divided[4][5] into two parts: Georgian SSR.
  • 20 September 1990 — Independent Republic of South Ossetia. The republic remained unrecognized, yet it detached itself from Georgia de facto. In the last years of the Autonomous Oblast of South Ossetia (abolished in 1990) and between Ossetians and the Ingush in North Ossetia evolved into violent clashes that left several hundred dead and wounded and created a large tide of refugees on both sides of the border.[6][7]

Although a Russian-mediated and autonomy and pledged expanded international involvement in the political settlement of the conflict. Meanwhile, the South Ossetian secessionist authorities demand independence or unification with North Ossetia under the Russian Federation while the international community refuses to recognize South Ossetia as an independent country and considers the area part of Georgia.

On Sunday 12 November 2006, South Ossetians (mostly ethnic [8] There was also a vote in favour of a new term for South Ossetia's president, Eduard Kokoity.

2008 South Ossetia war

On August 8, 2008, the South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Russia.

See also


  1. ^ "Ossetia", English Dictionary, Oxford .
  2. ^ Sokirianskaia ( .
  3. ^ CA‐C 5 (6), 2003 .
  4. ^ Cornell, Svante E (2001), Small nations and great powers: a study of ethnopolitical conflict in the Caucasus, Routledge,  .
  5. ^ "South Ossetia". Encarta. MSN. Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. 
  6. ^ Ghebali (2003), Helsinki (PDF) 4,  .
  7. ^ Avrasya (2005), Ehatipoglu (PDF),  .
  8. ^ "South Ossetia: Russian, Georgian... independent?". OpenDemocracy. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

External links

  • Ossetian Dance (YouTube), Rustavi Dance Company, 2008  (6 min 19 sec).
  • Ossetian Dance (YouTube), 2008  (6 min 50 sec).
  • Ossetian Folk Dance (YouTube), 2007  (3 min).
  • ]Ossetia [Osetiya (in Russian), SKFO Russia . Ossetian Republic News Portal.
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