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  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.
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.
In the case of Georgia, the allegations of the secessionist politicians from Abkhazia or South Ossetia were generally based on particular statements by some Georgian politicians or on reminiscences of ethnic strife in the past.
www.policy.hu /~gomelauri/south_ossetia.html   (1537 words)

 Ossetia - WikIran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
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.
Georgia disagreed, claiming that South Ossetia was an integral part of Georgia, and a civil war ensued.
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)

 Ossetia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In Mar., 1918, the entire area was declared an autonomous soviet republic, and in Jan., 1920, was renamed the Mountain Autonomous Republic.
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.
www.bartleby.com /65/os/Ossetia.html   (508 words)

 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 dissolution of the Soviet Union posed particular problems for the Ossetian people, which were divided between North Ossetia, which was part of the Russian SFSR, and South Ossetia, a part of the Georgian SSR.
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)

 RUSNET.NL :: 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.
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.
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.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/s/print/south_ossetia.shtml   (733 words)

 South Ossetia at AllExperts
Many South Ossetians were resettled in uninhabited areas of North Ossetia from which the Ingush had been expelled by Stalin in 1944, leading to conflicts between Ossetians and Ingush over the right of residence in former Ingush territory.
The Republic of South Ossetia is not a territorially contiguous entity.
South Ossetia covers an area of about 3,900km² on the southern side of the Caucasus, separated by the mountains from the more populous North Ossetia (part of Russia) and extending southwards almost to the Mtkvari river in Georgia.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/so/south_ossetia.htm   (1581 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus - Self-Determination - Regional Conflict Profile - Ossetia
After South Ossetia declared independence (not internationally recognized, and as distinct from sovereignty) on November 28, 1991, Georgia in April 1992 reestablished the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast.
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.
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)

 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).
The Ossetic-speaking area south to the main Caucasus ridge is within the de jure borders of Georgia but is largely under the control of the Russian-backed de facto government of the unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia.
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)

 North Ossetia (Russia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
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)

 Ossetia, and the truth about it - Page 3 - Military Photos
Tualläg in the south became what is now South Ossetia, part of the historical Georgian principality of Samachablo [6] where Ossetians found refuge from Mongol invaders.
The modern-day South Ossetia was annexed by Russia in 1801, along with Georgia proper, and absorbed into the Russian Empire.
Following the Russian Revolution, South Ossetia became a part of the Menshevik Georgian Democratic Republic, while the north became a part of the Terek Soviet Republic.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?p=2218509#post2218509   (1086 words)

 South Ossetia (Georgia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Before Bolshevik revolution in Russia nobody used the term "South Ossetia" and it was always regarded as part of Kartli, one of main historical regions of Georgia.
The coat of arms is identical, except the inscription, to the one of North Ossetia.
These colors are the national colors of Ossetia and are on the flag of both South and North parts of the land.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ge-so.html   (1091 words)

 UNHCR - Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in North Ossetia and Ingushetia
The stream of refugees into North Ossetia and Ingushetia is the result of two conflicts, between Ossetians and Georgians over the status of South Ossetia, Republic of Georgia, and between Ossetians and Ingush over the status of Prigorodniy rayon, a region inside North Ossetia.
Ossetians in Georgia outside South Ossetia were mostly urban dwellers while refugees from South Ossetia have a mixed rural and urban background.
Russian assistance to refugees in North Ossetia is equal to the country's assistance to refugees in Ingushetia, and yet North Ossetia is the richer republic.
www.unhcr.org /publ/RSDCOI/3ae6a6c18.html   (2277 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)

 The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
During the times of II-I millennia BC one of the oldest cultures of the world—the Coban culture, transient from the Bronze to the Early Iron Age, was formed in the territory of modern Ossetia.
Ahsarbek Galazov, the first president in the history of Ossetia was unanimously elected and inaugurated on 16th of January, 1994.
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)

 South Ossetia to Elect Two Presidents - Kommersant Moscow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South Ossetia goes to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president and the independence of the breakaway republic.
South Ossetia has never been part of Georgia, and it should unite with “its brothers in North Ossetia” [in Russia], Kokoity told the press yesterday.
Meanwhile, people in Georgian villages in South Ossetia will go to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in an alternative vote where Dmitry Sanakoev, former head of South Ossetia’s government, is an odds-on favorite.
www.kommersant.com /p720847/r_538/South_Ossetia_Elections   (436 words)

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.
Several millenniums this place was a crossroad for many migrating nations, and each one has left it's traces on this ancient land.
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)

 Avtandil Menteshashvili - Some national and ethnic problems in Georgia (1918-1922)
The uprisal in South Ossetia left its mark on further policy of the Georgian government in respect to the Communists of Georgia who, despite the right to legal activity granted them by the treaty of 7 May, were persecuted as the "initiators and participants" of the South Ossetian armed uprising.
The workers and proletarians of South Ossetia occupying an area north of Tiflis and Kutaisi gubernia and adjoining the Soviet Terek district have overturned the miserable rule of Georgian Mensheviks within its boundaries as that rule was forced upon and extremely unpopular among the people.
Consequently, the uprising that has started in South Ossetia, for instance, must be painlessly liquidated." (*119) But the South Ossetian Bolsheviks would not fulfill those directions of the CC of RCP and V.I. Lenin himself.
sisauri.tripod.com /politic/ossetia.htm   (3367 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Georgia considers force in S Ossetia crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
South Ossetia's de facto leader, Eduard Kokoity, joined in with his own warning on Sunday, commending his forces for firing on the Georgian helicopter and vowed that the next Georgian aircraft caught violating the republic's alleged airspace would be shot down without warning, the South Ossetian Press and Information Committee reported.
Georgia and South Ossetia were at war from 1990 until 1992, when the Georgian government was forced to accept a ceasefire with the separatists in order to avoid a confrontation with Russia.
In the meantime, analysts are interpreting Targamadze's statement about the possibility of using force to solve the South Ossetia crisis as a plea to the international community to step forward and help with a solution before the outbreak of another bloody conflict that could have wide implications for the entire region.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?id=16620   (1373 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)

 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)

 TURAN - OSSETIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
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).
The Bolshevik policy in Ossetia had a main goal of eliminating clan warfare and other "feudal practices", and were moderately successful.
In December the next year, the Georgian Supreme Soviet declared that South Ossetia was no longer autonomous and authorised suppression of newspapers and bans on demonstrations.
www.hunmagyar.org /turan/caucasus/osset.html   (469 words)

 1. Ossetia-Ingushetia
The conflict between Ossetia and Ingushetia that exploded on October 30-November 6, 1992 was the first large-scale ethnic war on the territory of the newly-reconstituted Russian Federation.
The basic source of this conflict was the prolonged dispute between the local populations and authorities of North Ossetia and Ingushetia concerning the administrative status of the Prigorodny region.
For their part, the Ingushetians took until July 1995 to drop their demand that the region be returned to Ingushetia under the terms of the ill-fated statute "On the Rehabilitation of Repressed Peoples," and have since held out for subordinating the region to direct federal control--a proposal that the North Ossetians have adamantly rejected.
www.rand.org /pubs/conf_proceedings/CF129/CF-129.chapter1.html   (2266 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.
South Ossetia is inhabited mostly by ethnic Ossetians who speak a language remotely related to Farsi.
South Ossetia, its economy and infrastructure a shambles and crime rife, faded from the headlines.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3797729.stm   (873 words)

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