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  South Ossetia
The Ossetes are descendants of the ancient Alan tribes of Iranian stock.
The response from the South Ossetes was either to try to secure federal status within Georgia or, failing that, to seek to be reunited with North Ossetia, forming part of Russia.
The Abkhaz and the Ossetes reacted negatively to the first actions by the Georgian independence movement because, as they said, the flag of the Georgian Republic of 1918-21, banned during the Soviet years but raised again by the new opposition movement, "reminded them of their ancestors killed under that flag".
www.policy.hu /~gomelauri/south_ossetia.html   (1537 words)

 Contested Borders in the Caucasus : Chapter I (3/4)
The decrease might be explained partly by heavy losses in World War II and partly by the resettlement of South Ossetes (on orders from the Kremlin) on former Ingush lands after the Ingush deportation in 1944.
According to Kulumbegov, Ossetes in the AO were barred from entering higher education establishments and restricted in filling administrative posts, a fact the Georgians deny.
Ossetes began to be expelled from their villages which, they said, were pillaged and burned with people still in them.
poli.vub.ac.be /publi/ContBorders/eng/ch0103.htm   (4062 words)

 Caucasus Foundation
Ossetes were strongly involved in the civil war 1918-20.
In the North, Ossetes became part of the Mountaineers Republic 1920-4 when they received their own Autonomous District, the status of which was upgraded to Autonomous Republic in 1936.
In the south, Ossetes received an Autonomous District within Georgia in 1922.
www.kafkas.org.tr /english/bgkafkas/Ethnicgeography_Ossets.htm   (410 words)

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The Ossetes surrounded me clamor- ously and demanded tips; but the staff-captain shouted so menacingly at them that they dis- persed in a moment.
Ossetes all over!" "You have been a long time in the Chechenes' country?" "Yes, I was quartered there for about ten years along with my company in a fortress, near Kamennyi Brod.[1] Do you know the place?" [1] Rocky Ford.
Barefooted Ossete boys, carrying wallets of honeycomb on their shoulders, were hovering around me. I cursed them; I had other things to think of -- I was beginning to share the worthy staff-captain's uneasiness.
www.bralyn.net /etext/literature/m.y.lermontov/ahero10.txt   (23351 words)

 The State Emblem of the RSO.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In the talons and on the wings of the eagle one can see: the Wasamonga cup, a pole-axe, an oak branch, hop and ears of wheat.
According to the ancient Ossetic myths (Nartian epos) all these things were given by God to the Narts, the legendary forefathers of the Ossetes since ancient times.
The cup for every Ossete is the symbol of Justice and equality of all before the laws of morality.
southosetia.chat.ru /en_gerb.html   (227 words)

 Ossetia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
It is inhabited by the Ossetes, descendants of the Alani people who speak the Iranian language Ossetic, and who were conquered by the Russians in 1801–6.
Conflicts between Ossetes and Georgians in South Ossetia from 1989 sent more than 100,000 Ossetes from South Ossetia to Alania 1989–92.
The Ossetes demanded that South Ossetia be upgraded to an autonomous republic as a preliminary to reunification with Alania, and in September 1990 declared the region independent of the USSR (a claim rejected by President Gorbachev).
www.curantbum.org.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011524.html   (305 words)

 TFF Meeting Point - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Kurtat is an Ingush village in the disputed territory.
A young Osset who really wanted to understand the Ingush better, listened to these experiences and said to Roswitha ''I guess when we feel helpless we start to hate.' He was trying to come to terms with the hate of his people for the Ingush.
We had begun to do this with the Ingush and Ossetes but the insecurity and lawlessness springing from neighbouring Chechnya have placed all that part of the North Caucasus out of bounds to any outsiders who might record thesestories.
www.transnational.org /forum/meet/hiddencosts.html   (4521 words)

 Carpe Diem - Drinking with a purpose. Kefir, source of eternal youth.
In its home in the mountains of northern Caucasus, Kefir is also known as the "drink of the centenarians".
The residents of this region, a people known as the Ossetes, have followed this ancient path to long life and often lived to more than 100 years.
Only in the 19th century did the studies of the Russian scientist and Nobel prize winner Elias Metchnikoff introduce the effects of Kefir to a wider public.
www.carpediem.com /eng/Aktuell/Archive/35.html   (437 words)

 Editorial: 2nd Issue of 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Ossetes (Population in 1989: 598,000) mainly inhabit both sides of the central Caucasian mountain chain.
The Ossetes are the only descendants of the medieval Alans, themselves descended from the Scytho-Sarmatian tribes who in antiquity lived in the vast steppes of southern Russia.
To the west of Georgia where the Ossetes live and to the West of Kurdistan lies Turkey.
www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk /~siamakr/Kurdish/KURDICA/2003/1/editorial.html   (472 words)

 TFF 10th Anniversary Collection - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Much of the Ingush territory was given to the Ossetes and not returned to them in 1957 when they were free to return to their homeland from exile in Soviet Central Asia.
They were displaced by the violence that erupted at the end of October 1992 between Ossetes and Ingush over the disputed Prigorodny district near the present Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz, only 20 km from Nazran.
Many of the refugees of the camp were crowded into a building so dilapidated that it should have been condemned as not fit even for cattle to live in.
www.transnational.org /forum/annivers/jarman.html   (3570 words)

 ::: IBT - Latest news :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
As early as 1993 the Institute for Bible Translation published an older Ossetic translation of the New Testament, but today’s Ossetes found the text difficult to understand.
There are approximately 600,000 Ossetes living in the Caucasus.
The Ossetic New Testament is the seventh of fifteen translations of the New Testament which IBT expects to publish by 2005 – all in languages spoken in the former Soviet Union.
www.ibtnet.org /latest_news/040916_ossetNT.html   (162 words)

 Tskhinvali --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It is the leading city of an area populated by a Caucasian people known as Ossetians, or Ossetes.
Tskhinvali has varied industries, including electrical and mechanical engineering and food-processing and wood-working concerns.
The region is populated largely (about two-thirds) by the Ossetes, a Caucasian people (many Ossetes live in the neighbouring republic of Alania [formerly North Ossetia] in Russia as well); most of the remainder are Georgians.
www.encyclopaedia.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9073617   (375 words)

 I THE HEART OF A RUSSIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Thanks, however, to the sheen of the snow, we were able easily to distinguish the road, which still went up the mountain-side, though not so steeply as before.
The Ossetes surrounded me clamorously and demanded tips; but the staff-captain shouted so menacingly at them that they dispersed in a moment.
Owing to the lack of a travellers’ room in the Station, we were assigned a night’s lodging in a smoky hut.
books.rakeshv.org /html/ahero10/ahero10se1.html   (1924 words)

 All posts tagged with Ossetes | Metafilter
If this selection of stories captures your interest, you might want John Colarusso's Nart Sagas from the Caucasus; you can read the introduction online ("A ship sailing across the Black Sea in the year 1780 eventually would have come upon a lush shore at the eastern end of the dark gray waters...").
Although they seem to have been brought by the Ossetes (and J. Cassian is posting an Ossetian tale, The Death of Soslan, on his blog), they're everywhere in the Northern Caucasus.
And some people say they were the source of the King Arthur stories.
www.metafilter.com /tags/Ossetes   (192 words)

 KUBAN (PROVINCE) - LoveToKnow Article on KUBAN (PROVINCE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
There were at the same date 945,873 women, and only 156,486 people lived in towns.
The aborigines were represented by 100,000 Circassians, 5000 Nogai Tatars and some Ossetes.
The Circassians or Adyghe, who formerly occupied the mountain valleys, were compelled, after the Russian conquest in 1861, either to settle on the flat land or to emigrate; those who refused to move voluntarily were driven across the mountains to the Black Sea coast.
www.1911ency.org /K/KU/KUBAN_PROVINCE_.htm   (2597 words)

 Printed Version
The ethnic origins of the Abkhazians is the subject of debate embittered by the bloodshed of the last few months, but most Western students of the question accept that the Abkhazians' ancestors have been resident in what is now north-western Georgia since antiquity.
The Ossetes, another people in conflict with the central Georgia authorities, are descended from the Alans, a barbarian tribe with a language with Iranian roots.
The existence of North Ossetia inside the Russian Federation has encouraged the aspirations of the South Ossetes for unification with their fellow Osssetes on the northern side of the Caucasus.
www.bhhrg.org /Print.asp?ReportID=139&CountryID=10   (10310 words)

 Los ossetes ya están requemados y pueden ser indigestos ;-) (s/t)
Los ossetes ya están requemados y pueden ser indigestos ;-) (s/t)
Los ossetes ya están requemados y pueden ser indigestos ;-) (s/t) - [Desconocido] - 13:25, 12/Dic
Pues debes estar empachado ya de tanto ossete asado.
www.noticiasdenavarra.labolsa.com /foro/mensajes/1071231935   (268 words)

Saratov on the right bank of the Volga was settled upon as the see of the bishop, but the diocese received its name from the small town of Tiraspol, which in the fourteenth century had been the capital of the diocese of Kherson.
Besides its vast extent, the new diocese was also singular on account of the varying nationalities of its inhabitants, who included Germans, French, and Italian colonists, besides Russians, Poles, Armenians, Kirghiz, Circassians, Ossetes, Daghestanians, and other peoples.
The Government promised to build a cathedral, an episcopal residence, a building for the episcopal curia, and a seminary, and to provide an endowment of the cathedral chapter.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14739a.htm   (1016 words)

 OSSETES ancestry
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www.onegreatfamily.com /ancestry/Ossetes.html   (93 words)

 Crisis in the Caucasus (by J. F. Baksh) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In the Georgian part (called South Ossetia) is largely Orthodox Christians because of the Georgian influence, this region some say is drifting towards autonomy, or union with the North Ossetes that essentially means union with the Russian Federation.
The North is filled with silver, iron, lead, zinc and boron deposits whilst the south consists mainly of arable farming land, hence it is in Georgian interest to acquire this land whereas it is in Russia’s interest to hold on to this part [1].
Ingushetia during October 30th – November 6th was at war with the North Ossetes over the Prigorodny region [2].
world.mediamonitors.net /content/view/full/9794   (1262 words)

 Iranian languages --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The southeastern group includes Pashto (in Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan) and the 10 or so Pamir languages (in eastern Tajikistan and adjacent parts of Afghanistan and China).
The northeastern group includes Ossetic, spoken by the Ossetes in the central Caucasus Mountains, and Yaghnobi, formerly spoken in a single valley of the Pamirs.
Nearly all the Modern Iranian languages have been written—if at all—in adaptations of the Arabic alphabet.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article?eu=393471   (980 words)

 A Hero of Our Time by M. Y. Lermontov
Ossetes at the bottom looked like a swallow's
four or five Ossetes, who offered us their services;
say," he added, pointing to the Ossetes, "that they
encyclopediaindex.com /b/ahero10.htm   (10912 words)

 A Hero of Our Time
What a glorious place that valley is! On every hand are inaccessible mountains, steep, yellow slopes scored by water-channels, and reddish
One of our drivers was a Russian peasant from Yaroslavl, the other, an Ossete.
They say," he added, pointing to the Ossetes, "that they will lead us there if you will give them a tip."
etext.lib.virginia.edu /etcbin/browse-mixed-new?id=LerHero&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public   (18653 words)

 Webeverything.co.uk Top > Science > Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics > Natural Languages > Indo-European > ...
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