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  Field Reports: Russian Federation: Avalanche - Sep 2002, Russia: North Ossetia disaster was "avoidable"
North Ossetia's security service, the FSB, issued a statement refuting rumours of a battle in the mountains between units of the 58th army and Chechen fighters - which was rumoured to be the cause of the disaster.
North Ossetia's neighbours in the North Caucasus were among the first to respond to reports of the avalanche and sent their rescuers to help.
Anzhela Suanova is a correspondent with the newspaper Narody Kavkaza in North Ossetia.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/OCHA-64D2GL?OpenDocument   (1061 words)

  North Ossetia-Alania
North Ossetia-Alania (Се́верная Осе́тия — Ала́ния) is a constituent republic of the Russian Federation, located in the northern Caucasus.
The Ossetian population of North Ossetia is predominantly Christian with some Muslim minority and all population of South Ossetia is Christian.
Despite the inevitable economic burden of a sizeable refugee population, North Ossetia is the most well-to-do republic in the northern Caucasus.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/n/no/north_ossetia_alania.html   (445 words)

 North Ossetia (Russia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The flag of North Ossetia-Alania is: a horizontal tricolour of white-red-yellow (not purple).
According to the Law of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania relative to the coat of arms of the Rep. of NO-A of the 24 November 1994, No.521, the coat of arms is a disk gules with a snow leopard passant or with sable spots on a ground or with as background seven mountains argent.
The flag is of ratio 2:3, the yellow stripe being 1/20 of the flag height and the mauve stripe being 1/5 of the flag height.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ru-se.html   (936 words)

 Wide Angle. Printable Pages | PBS
North Ossetia has the distinct advantage and disadvantage of being the North Caucasus republic with the closest relationship to Moscow.
North Ossetia is the most developed republic in the region, with more industry and advanced urbanization than any of the other republics in the area.
North Ossetia endures an ongoing conflict with neighboring Ingushetia, which in 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, turned bloody and resulted in tens of thousands of ethnic Ingush fleeing North Ossetia.
www.pbs.org /wnet/wideangle/printable/beslan_map_north_print.html   (683 words)

 Ossetia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
On the northern slope is North Ossetia-Alania (1990 est.
North Ossetia-Alania was a signatory to the Mar. 31, 1992, treaty that created the Russian Federation (see Russia).
In 1992, Ingush inhabitants of the Prigorodny region of North Ossetia-Alania, which militants desired to incorporate into newly established Ingushetia, were expelled to the neighboring republic.
www.bartleby.com /65/os/Ossetia.html   (508 words)

 Ossetia - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Ossetia or Alania, region of the central Caucasus, divided between the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation.
In 1992, after several days of fighting, tens of thousands of Ingush inhabitants of North Ossetia-Alania's Prigorodny region, once part of the Checheno-Ingush ASSR and to be reincorporated into it under a 1991 Soviet law, fled or were expelled to the newly established republic of Ingushetia.
North Ossetians have been strong supporters of the nationalists in South Ossetia, and the leaders of both regions have called for their unification as a republic in the Russian Federation.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ossetia.html   (701 words)

 Kommersant - Russia's Daily Online
The threat from the Crimean Khanate and Turkey motivated Ossetia's political orientation toward Russia, and it voluntarily became a part of Russia in the second half of the 18th century.
Ossetia became part of the Terskaya Region of Russia in the mid-19th century.
On July 6, 1937, the VII Congress of Soviets of the North Ossetian ASSR adopted the Constitution of the Republic.
www.kommersant.com /t-105/r_5/n_448/Republic_of_North_Ossetia   (1990 words)

 Ossetia - WikIran
Ossetia (Ossetic: Ирыстон, Iryston; Russian: Осетия, Osetiya) is an ethnolinguistic region in the northern Caucasus Mountains, primarily inhabited by the Ossetians, an Iranian people who speak the Ossetic language, (an Indo-Iranian language.) It's territory currently occupies the political divide between North Ossetia-Alania in Russia, and South Ossetia in Georgia.
In 1989, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia declared itself united with North Ossetia.
South Ossetia is now considered a part of Georgia, but large parts of the region (including the capital of Tskhinvali) are politically independent.
www.wikiran.org /w/index.php?title=Ossetia   (249 words)

 Religioscope - > North Ossetia Honours 'Pagan' Saint George
The festival, known as Jiorguyba, which brings the republic of North Ossetia to a halt in the third week of November, mixes ancient and modern, pagan and Christian.
In fact, St George is depicted here in Ossetia not as a 30-year-old warrior as in most of the Christian world, but as a grey-haired old man. And the information that he died a martyr for Christ, fighting a pagan king, does not bother anyone.
North Ossetia's president Alexander Dzasokhov and prime minister Mikhail Shatalov were in the congregation for the feast-day service and the priest Pavel Samoilenko read out the greetings of Patriarch Alexii II to worshippers.
www.religioscope.com /articles/2002/028_northossetia.htm   (1235 words)

 South Ossetia
As of 1989, the autonomous oblast of South Ossetia within Georgia had a population of nearly 100,000, of whom 66.2% were Ossetes and 29% Georgians.
The term "South Ossetia", for instance, has never been accepted by the Georgian side, as it seems to prompt demands for reunification with North Ossetia, which is a part of the Russian Federation.
South Ossetia, a land that seems to have been forgotten by the outside world: no ties with Georgia, and hence no supplies from there; almost no attempt made (for lack of financial resources) to rebuild what has been destroyed in the war; factories idle, with the population engaged in subsistence farming.
www.policy.hu /~gomelauri/south_ossetia.html   (1537 words)

 The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
North Ossetia-Alania is one of the sovereign republics of Russian Federation.
North Ossetia is a unique country for mountain sheep and goat breeding.
The Republic North Ossetia with its multi-ethnic, hospitable and industrious people, advanced industry and agriculture, vast scientific and cultural potential is rightfully recognized as one of the most developed republics of Russian Federation.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/63/200.html   (1105 words)

 Crimes of War > Chechnya Magazine
On top of the economic and social problems that are common to all regions of Russia, the North Caucasus faces a number of particular difficulties: the continuing bloodshed in Chechnya, the high level of tension between different communities, and the legacy of earlier conflicts and natural disasters.
A number of international humanitarian organizations are present in Ossetia and Ingushetia, but they focus their activities on other tasks, mainly on the situation in Chechnya and refugees from that region (though some of them are carrying out short term programs in the Suburban district on an irregular basis).
The same is true of North Ossetia; there are a number of experts monitoring the situation, but until recently there have been no long-term NGO programs aimed at improving the situation in the Suburban district.
www.crimesofwar.org /chechnya-mag/chech-kamenshikov.html   (2132 words)

 Hope for Beslan - North Ossetia - Alania
It is situated on the northern slopes of the central Caucasus, between two of the highest mountain peaks in Europe, the Elbrous and Kazbeck.
North Ossetia-Alania is one of the smallest, most densely populated and multi-cultural republics in Russian Federation.
North Ossetia ended up in possession to the Russian Federation, and South Ossetia to Georgian republic, but both still within the former U.S.S.R. After the U.S.S.R. collapsed, those parts of Ossetia found themselves in different, neighboring countries, tied up with many contradictions.
www.beslanhope.org /north_ossetia.htm   (685 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: N :: North Ossetia
It is bordered on the south by Georgia and on the north by the Sunzha and Terek ranges.
North Ossetia is mountainous, with the Glavny (Main) Range reaching 15,682 feet (4,780 m) at Mount Dzhimara and other peaks in the republic reaching more than 14,000 feet (4,250 m).
From the 7th century BC to the 1st century AD, Ossetia came under Scythian-Sarmatian influence, which was succeeded by that of the warlike Alani, who are believed to be the direct ancestors of the present-day Ossetians.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/n/north_ossetia.shtml   (576 words)

 Caucasus Foundation
North Ossetia covers 8,000 square km and has 632,428 inhabitants, 61 percent Ossets, 30 percent Russians and 10-15 percent Ingush.
Refugees from South Ossetia were settled in the unstable Prigorodry district with predominantly Ingush settlements, which was one of the causes of the violent clashes.
Ossetia received the territory when the Ingush were deported and has been reluctant to accept their resettlement in their former homeland.
www.kafkas.org.tr /english/bgkafkas/bukaf_kosetya.html   (531 words)

 TURAN - OSSETIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
North Ossetia's economy was transformed by industrialisation and urbanisation in th 19th c., because of its reserves of natural resources (Zinc, lead, natural gas).
In 1936, North Ossetia was upgraded to Autonomous Republic, which in fact had no meaning during Stalin's dictatorship.
In 1989, in the freedom of glasnost and perestroyka and frightened by rising Georgian nationalism, the South Ossetians demanded unification with North Ossetia.
www.hunmagyar.org /turan/caucasus/osset.html   (469 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: North Ossetia
Autonomous status was given to the districts in 1924; in 1936 North Ossetia became an autonomous Soviet republic.
North Ossetia has a history of loyalty to Moscow but this has not exempted it from internal conflict and violence in recent years.
North Ossetia fought a bloody conflict with its western neighbour, the Russian republic of Ingushetia, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/3621698.stm   (829 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus - Self-Determination - Regional Conflict Profile - Ossetia
In North Ossetia, ethnic Ingush refugees in the Prigorodnyi (literally "Suburban") region around the capital Vladikavkaz were demanding the re-attachment of that region (severed by Stalin) to Ingushetia.
(North Ossetia, which is part of the Russian Federation, participates autonomously in the activities of the JCC.) The JCC later expanded its activities later to include promotion of South Ossetia's economic reintegration into Georgia.
Because the referendum was held by the "Republic of South Ossetia" on its own initiative without central Georgian participation, the EU and the OSCE condemned it, declaring it illegal and void.
www.fpif.org /selfdetermination/conflicts/ossetia_body.html   (1295 words)

 North Ossetia - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
North Ossetia, autonomous republic, southern Russia, located in the central North Caucasus, and bordered on the north-east by Chechnya, on the east...
Meanwhile, the conflict between the Russian authorities and Chechen rebels continued with a spate of attacks on Russian military helicopters...
In September 2004, armed terrorists seized a school in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia, taking more than 1,000 children, teachers, and parents...
au.encarta.msn.com /North_Ossetia.html   (97 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: S :: South Ossetia
The South Ossetia became a part of the Georgian Menshevik Republic with the break up of the Russian empire in 1918, while the North formed a part of the Terek Soviet Republic.
Fierce fighting took place in the North Caucasus during the ensuing civil war (1918-21) and in January, 1919 white forces of General Denikin occupied North Ossetia.
On July 7, 1924 Osetia was reorganised as the North Ossetian Autonomous Region and on December 5, 1936, as the North Ossetian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/s/south_ossetia.shtml   (775 words)

 Ossetia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ossetia (Ossetic: Ирыстон (Iryston); Russian: Осетия, (Osetiya); Georgian: ოსეთი (Oset'i)) is an ethnolinguistic region located on both sides of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, largely inhabited by the Ossetians, an Iranian people who speak the Ossetic language (an Indo-Iranian language).
Although a Russian-mediated and OSCE-monitored ceasefire was implemented in South Ossetia in 1992, the Georgian-Ossetian conflict still remains unresolved even though a recent peace plan proposed by the government of Georgia promised the South Ossetians larger 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ossetia   (382 words)

Given how quickly North Ossetia is becoming another battlefield of the Caucasian war, Russian authorities have ordered local security officials to become more active in fighting the local insurgency network.
Arenin made it clear that the North Ossetian authorities blame the Ingush for the recent wave of attacks on soldiers and policemen.
Some observers predicted last year that arrests of Islamic leaders in North Ossetia after the terrorist attack in the town of Beslan in 2004 would contribute to the radicalization of the local Muslim community, especially in view of the conflict spreading from Chechnya to the entire North Caucasus (see Chechnya Weekly, March 30, 2005).
www.jamestown.org /edm/article.php?article_id=2370755   (948 words)

 UNHCR - Russia: Treatment of Ingush in North Ossetia (January 2000 - December 2000)
Eight of the 16 villages in North Ossetia remain closed to those wishing to return, despite the corresponding documents signed at the level of federal bodies of state power.
Organized crowds of ethnic Ossetian citizens, with the active participation of the police in North Ossetia and with the sanction of the republic's leadership, are blocking the roads by which the Ingush would return home and are stirring up anti-Ingush hysteria.
The arbitrary treatment meted out to ethnic Ingush citizens in North Ossetia over several years on ethnic grounds, the reluctance to guarantee their security or to help those who have returned establish themselves allows us to conclude that this republic has totally left the constitutional field of the Russian Federation.
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3df4be9f14.html   (993 words)

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