Eduard Dzhabeyevich Kokoity (surname also rendered as Kokoyty or Kokoiti or in a Russified version as Kokoyev) is the current President of South Ossetia, a de facto (though internationally unrecognized) independent state within the Republic of Georgia. Born in 1964, Kokoity is a former member, and champion, of the Russian national wrestling team. Prior to 1989, he was the First Secretary of the Tskhinvali branch of the Komsomol, the Young Communists League. He moved to Moscow in 1992 where he became a businessman, before moving back to South Ossetia in 2001. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eduard Kokoity"
The flag of South Ossetia is a tricolour, top to bottom white, red, and yellow. The flag was prescribed by the Constitution of 26 November, 1990 and confirmed by the Regulation on the National Flag of 30 March, 1992. The colours symbolize martial courage (red), moral purity (white), and wealth and prosperity (yellow). ...more on Wikipedia about "Flag of South Ossetia"
Georgian-Ossetian Conflict refers to the inter-ethnic conflict in Georgia’s former autonomous region of South Ossetia, which evolved in 1989 and developed into a civil war in 1991- 1992. Despite a declared ceasefire and numerous peace efforts, the conflict remains unresolved and large part of the region is still out of control of the central Georgian government. ...more on Wikipedia about "Georgian-Ossetian conflict"
Political parties in South Ossetia lists political parties in South Ossetia. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of political parties in South Ossetia"
The Republic of South Ossetia ( Ossetian: Республикæ Хуссар Ирыстон, Respublikae Xussar Iryston; Russian: Республика Южная Осетия, Respublika Yuzhnaya Osetiya; Georgian: სამხრეთ ოსეთი, Samkhret Oseti) is a de facto independent republic within Georgia. Although it has declared its independence, its separation from Georgia has not been recognized by any other country. Georgia itself refuses to recognise South Ossetia as a distinct entity; the government calls it by the ancient name of Samachablo or, more recently, Tskhinvali region (after the republic's capital). South Ossetia is formally part of the Georgian region of Shida Kartli. ...more on Wikipedia about "South Ossetia"
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