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  North Ossetia-Alania
The Ossetian population of North Ossetia is predominantly Christian with some Muslim minority and all population of South Ossetia is Christian.
The Ossetian territories were among the first areas of the northern Caucasus to come under Russian domination, starting in 1774, and the capital, Vladikavkaz, was the first Russian military outpost in the region.
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: 2007-11-02)
The flag of North Ossetia is quite the same as of the South Ossetian: white - red - yellow.
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.
Situated in the extreme north of the republic, Mozdok is connected to the rest of North Ossetia by a narrow isthmus.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ru-se.html   (936 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)

 Northern Ossetia Mission of Christian Charity
In January of 1990, "Northern Ossetia Mission of Christian Charity" (COMXM/NOMCC), Religious Charitable Organization, was registered in the Ministry of Justice.
When Northern Ossetia Mission of Christian Charity started to give out the humanitarian aid to the refugees and forced migrants, the news about pay-free distribution of clothing, food, medical equipment spread among different groups of population in Northern Ossetia, Chechnya, Ingushetia.
The church was organized in 1993 by the missionary department of Northern Ossetia Mission of Christian Charity.
globalrecordings.net /article/103   (1756 words)

 Ossetia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1922, South Ossetia was made part of Georgia; in 1924 North Ossetia-Alania (then called North Ossetia) became an autonomous region in the RSFSR.
South Ossetia lost its autonomous region status by an act of the Georgian Supreme Soviet in 1990.
Fighting in the region between Georgian and Ossetian forces was ended by a truce in July, which left South Ossetia under the control of the Ossetians; further accords were signed in 1996, but the political situation remains unresolved.
www.bartleby.com /65/os/Ossetia.html   (508 words)

 Caucasus Foundation
In late March, 1920, however, Vladikavkaz fell to the Red Army, and on November 17, 1920 northern Ossetia was included in the newly formed Mountain ASSR as the Ossetian Okrug.
South Ossetia is in a situation of permanent economic crisis and there is a lack of almost everything including jobs, clothes, food heating and electricity.
In 1990-91, when the South Ossetia parliament was still dominated by leaders from the Soviet period, the main claim was still to became part of the Russian Federation.
www.kafkas.org.tr /english/bgkafkas/bukaf_gosetya.html   (662 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: N :: North Ossetia
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.
Russian colonisation began in the northern Ossetian area, especially after the establishment of the fortress of Vladikavkaz in 1784.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/n/north_ossetia.shtml   (565 words)

 GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable Military News and Military Information
In a couple of subsequent years his negotiations with Ossetia's president Akhsarbek Galazov resulted in a number of agreements providing for a partial return of Ingush refugees to the Prigorodnii raion, but the Ossetian authorities have sabotaged the realization of these agreements.
The firm peaceful stand taken by President Aushev, the inconsistency and contradictions concerning Abkhazia which existed in the Russian ruling circles, the Abkhazians' achievements in 1993 and their final victory after a year of fighting prevented an outbreak of a wholesale new Caucasian war in 1993, though there was a very serious danger of it.
In Northern Ossetia at one time there were as many as 70 thousand refugees from Southern Ossetia and other regions of Georgia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1995/ar.htm   (7072 words)

 Republic of Georgia
Borders: in the North - Russia (Krasnodar, Stavropol, Kabardo Balkania, Northern Ossetia, Dagestan, Chehen-Ingushia); In the sourth - Armenia, Turkey; In the south-east - Azerbaijan; in the west - the Black sea.
The northern part of the region is occupied by the Greater Caucasus and its spurs.
The northern part of the region is hilly, sparsely populated and poorly developed.
www.angelfire.com /ga/georgian/history.html   (6867 words)

 Georgia and South Ossetia
The region of South Ossetia lies in the north central part of Georgia and is home to an ethnic group distinct from both the Georgians and Russians.
Areas on the eastern and western edges of South Ossetia have experienced significant loss of forests and as the area is now without the state’s control, it is hard to both monitor and assess the situation.
South Ossetia is a region in the north of Georgia, which is trying to either establish its independence or secede from Georgia and join Russia.
www.american.edu /ted/ice/ossetia.htm   (2384 words)

Presently, the Northern Caucasus (the Russian part of the Caucasian territories), is one of the most unstable regions of the Russian Federation.
The Northern Caucasus has largely lost its prominence as a fuel and energy base of the country, but as a transport corridor for oil that will come out of the Caspian in the future, this area will grow in importance.
Its output is estimated to be in the region of 1/6th of all agricultural output.
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The nature of Northern Ossetia is magnificent and unique.
Ossetia is an open-air museum, filled with numerous historical- architectural exhibits like cave stockades, ruins of medieval guard walls and towers, temples, camps of prehistoric people discovered by archeologists and multiple traces of Coban culture.
On October 15, 1999 Ossetia have celebrated the significant date - 140th anniversary of Kosta Levanovich Khetagurov - the founder of Ossetian Literature.
www.osetia.ru /~toma/index3.html   (392 words)

 Biodiversity Hotspots - Caucasus - Overview
The Caucasus hotspot spans 532,658 km²; in the nations of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, the North Caucasian portion of the Russian Federation (including the Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Northern Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkesia, and Adigea Autonomous Republics), the northeastern part of Turkey, and a part of northwestern Iran.
The northern third of the hotspot is the broad North Caucasus Plain, the eastern part of which is below sea level.
In the northern part of the hotspot, grassland steppes in the west transition to semidesert ecosystems, and then to desert in the east.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/caucasus   (339 words)

 Margreet Strijbosch, "Last chance for peace" in South Ossetia
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says the pullout from South Ossetia is meant “to give peace a final chance.” For the past week, South Ossetia and Georgia have been teetering on the brink of war.
South Ossetia, with its ethnic patchwork of Georgian and Ossetian villages, is also threatened from inside by intercommunal conflict.
While denying that there was a clash of interests between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia, he suggested that Georgia only has itself to blame for the current problems because it was “stupid” enough to revoke the autonomous status of South Ossetia in the early 1990s.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/63/128.html   (631 words)

 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Russian military police, for its part, said the case of the eight soldiers would be investigated to know the reasons behind their escape from the military base.
The 45-year-old mother of three was hit on the head by an iron device by unknown attackers, who wrote "Death to terrorists" on the back of her naked body.
In the northern Russian city of Noyaborsk, six Russian young men attacked a mosque, smashing its windows and staining its walls with racist remarks.
www.al-amana.org /article.php?id=629   (442 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | 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 fought a bloody conflict with its western neighbour, the Russian republic of Ingushetia, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Thousands of South Ossetians fled to North Ossetia in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and amid the violence that followed South Ossetia's declaration of independence in 1991.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3621698.stm   (771 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: South Ossetia
Mountainous South Ossetia, which is in Georgia, is separated from North Ossetia, which is in Russia, by the border between the two countries running high in the Caucasus.
It prefers to call South Ossetia, which is part of the Georgian province of Shida Kartli, by the ancient name of Samachablo or, more recently, Tskhinvali region.
South Ossetia, its economy and infrastructure a shambles and crime rife, faded from the headlines.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/3797729.stm   (852 words)

 The Kremlin Versus Sovereign Georgia
The period from the end of May through the middle of June was marked by an escalation of the situation in South Ossetia and an outburst of mutual recriminations between Georgian and South Ossetian leaders.
The new head of Northern Ossetia, Taimuraz Mamsurov, added fuel to the fire by his statement that "People of Ossetias should be united.
The provocative statement by Taimuraz Mamsurov, the leader of Northern Ossetia, is one example of this.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=176   (987 words)

 FirstCoast News.com - Print Article
The school in Beslan, a town of about 30,000, is in North Ossetia, near the republic of Chechnya where separatist rebels have been fighting Russian forces since 1999.
Andreyev, the Federal Security Service's chief in North Ossetia, said on NTV television that elders from Chechnya and Ingushetia had offered to come to the school and act as stand-in hostages so that women and children could be released.
He also said that some of the militants had been identified, and investigators were attempting to find their relatives and bring them to the school to help in the negotiations.
www.firstcoastnews.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=23701   (968 words)

Kurtat gorge, one of most beautiful in Northern Ossetia, was stretched from northeast on a southwest more than on 50 kms.
It down to a beginning ХХ of century was considered in Ossetia as third on the importance after Military-Georgian and Military-Ossetian roads.
The towers meeting in a plenty in mountains by Northern Ossetia, are the important architectural monuments.
www.osetia.ru /~toma/fotoalbom4-2.html   (205 words)

 Antoniu Guterrish has promised Northern Ossetia *quot; regenerative »ÑÓ¿«ñ*quot;   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Supreme the commissioner of the United Nations on affairs of refugees Antoniu Guterrish it is measured " to displace accents " at the decision of questions of arrangement of the compelled immigrants in Northern Ossetia, inform RIA of News.
It has declared it at a meeting with the chapter of republic Tajmurazom Mamsurovym which took place within the limits of visit of chapter UVKB to Northern Ossetia.
As he said, " In the express train-variant " for this purpose it is necessary for Northern Ossetia 150 million roubles.
news.rusportal.net /54083.html   (313 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - New Peace Process Needed for South Ossetia
Rather than facilitating an end to the conflict, the 1992 cease-fire agreement that brought an end to hostilities between South Ossetia and Georgia appears to have become a stumbling block for attempts to negotiate a resolution to the crisis amenable to all parties.
Russia and South Ossetia stonewalled on Georgian demands that a joint Russian-Georgian customs checkpoint be installed at the Roki Tunnel linking South Ossetia and Russia to prevent guerilla fighters and illegal weapons from reaching the disputed territory.
Georgia, Russia, South Ossetia and the Russian autonomous republic of North Ossetia are all limited to 500 peacekeeping troops in South Ossetia, but North Ossetian forces are represented by Russian Interior Ministry troops.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav072704.shtml   (1893 words)

 CCCRTE: Dignity among the ruins of the North Caucasus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pressure is put on North Ossetia from the Russian Government to speed up the return of the Ingush displaced in 1992 from the Prigorodnie District.
In North Ossetia hostility towards the Ingush continues to be openly expressed.
The largest such camp is in Maisky, a small town in the district belonging to Northern Ossetia, but inhabited by Ingush and Russians.
www.c-r.org /ccts/ccts5/jarman5.htm   (2586 words)

 Dagestan: Isolated Incident or Beginning of a Chain Reaction?, The Estimate, August 27, 1999
The Northern Caucasus is a hodgepodge of peoples, most but not all of them Muslim (there are many Orthodox Christians in communion with the Russian or Georgian churches, Armenian Christians, and some Jews).
The Northern Caucasus traditionally has meant the northern slope of the Caucasus mountains and the adjacent foothills and plains, as opposed to the “Transcaucasus” (seen from Moscow) consisting of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
North Ossetia, population 632,000, capital Vladikavkaz, is 53% Ossete, 10% Ingush, and 30% Russian, though the Russian population may have declined in recent years.
www.theestimate.com /public/082799.html   (2280 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: S :: South Ossetia
The region is populated largely (about two-thirds) by the Ossetes, a Caucasian people (many Ossetes live in the neighbouring republic of North Ossetia in Russia as well); most of the remainder are Georgians.
In late March, 1920, however, Vladikavkaz fell to the Red Army, and on November 17, 1920 northern Ossetia was included in the newly formed Mountain ASSR as the Ossetian District.
In December the next year, the Georgian Parliament declared that South Ossetia was no longer autonomous and authorised suppression of newspapers and bans on demonstrations.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/s/south_ossetia.shtml   (781 words)

 The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - Official Website
On Thursday, June 22, 2006, His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany brought portions of the relics of Holy Martyrs Elizaveta Feodorovna and Nun Varvara to Northern Ossetia, reports Interfax-Religia.
After the Beslan tragedy, an agreement was made between the Diocese of Vladikavkaz and the Diocese of Berlin and Germany of ROCOR to cooperate in the construction in Northern Ossetia of a rehabilitation center for those who suffered from the terrorist act.
On Thursday, Bishop Feofan of Stavropol and Vladikavkaz and Archbishop Mark erected a cross on the ground under the former School No. 1 in Beslan, now destined to be the site of a church.
www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws /synod/eng2006/6enossetia.html   (344 words)

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