Tskhinvali regime adopts law on eradicating Georgian placenames

By | December 5th, 2023|Categories: Conflict news|Tags: , , , |

Occupied South Ossetia’s de facto authorities continue to change toponyms in order to purposefully eradicate Georgian placenames. De facto parliament of South Ossetia adopted the law on (re-)naming geographical places on Tuesday at the session. The head of the Committee on National Politics, Religion and Media Alan Tadtaev said at the session the new law provides [...]

South Ossetia refuses to reopen Akhalgori checkpoint

By | December 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Anatoly Bibilov at the meeting with Akhalgori residents. (Photo by the de facto president's administration.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Tskhinvali refuses to reopen the passage to Akhalgori, a predominantly ethnic Georgian district of South Ossetia, unless Georgia disbands the checkpoint in Tsnelisi, the de facto president of the breakaway republic said on Thursday. "You address me as [...]

Breakaway South Ossetia shuts down more Georgian schools

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A public school in the town of Akhalgori. (DFWatch.) AKHALGORI, DFWatch--Tskhinvali plans to close some of its public schools from due to lack of pupils. The list includes two Georgian schools. One the schools to shut its doors from the 2019-2020 school year is located in the village of Akhmaji in the Akhalgori district [...]

Abkhazia, South Ossetia declare quarantine to limit spread of flu virus

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Razdakhan checkpoint in the Akhalgori district. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia's two breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Friday declared a quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the influenza virus H1N1 from Georgia proper. The quarantine will last for two months and not 20 days, as previously reported. In practice, a quarantine [...]

New Akhalgori travel restrictions delayed for one month

By | January 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Razdakhan checkpoint. (DFwatch.) AKHALGORI, DFWatch--South Ossetia has postponed for a month the coming into force of a new regulation which makes it harder for Akhalgori residents to cross the de facto border. On December 26, Tskhinvali adopted a new regulation which makes it much harder to cross the de facto border between Akhalgori and [...]

Breakaway authorities step up Russification at schools, kindergartens in predominantly Georgian Akhalgori

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Conflict news|Tags: , |

Kindergarten in Akhalgori (cominf.org). Akhalgori, DFWatch – The 2018-19 academic year in Akhalgori schools and kindergartens starts on September 5 instead of September 1 and poses dire problems for ethnic Georgian kids and their parents. Despite the fact that ethnic Georgians compose over 55 percent of Akhalgori population, the Tskhinvali regime disbanded the sole Georgian kindergarten in the district in May. […]

South Ossetia beginning strict control of ‘citizenship’ procedures

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

AKHALGORI, DFWatch–South Ossetia is creating a new body that will examine whether its ‘nationals’ comply with the procedures for obtaining ‘citizenship’ of the breakaway region. A civic activist from Akhalgori might become the first victim of the novelty. […]

South Ossetia deploys security force to Akhalgori, conducting stop and search

By | March 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Tskhinvali OMON. 2016. (Osinform.) TBILISI, DFWatch–South Ossetia has imposed strict security measures in Akhalgori, the only part of the breakaway republic inhabited predominantly by ethnic Georgians. Units of the region’s riot police have been deployed to the town of Akhalgori and its surroundings. […]

Tskhinvali regime closes single checkpoint with Georgia proper for two days

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Razdakhan checkpoint near Akhalgori (cominf.org). De facto authorities of South Ossetia shut down the single checkpoint connecting the breakaway republic with Georgia proper due to the recently introduced public holiday, […]

South Ossetia bars ambulances from leaving at night and during weekends

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(cominf.org). TBILISI, DFWatch–Breakaway South Ossetia is preventing ambulances from crossing the de facto border with Georgia proper on weekends and at nights from 8 pm till  8 am. Echo Kavkaza reports that the informal restrictions were introduced about a month ago, […]

South Ossetia plans to impose customs tax at checkpoint near Akhalgori

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(cominf.org) TBILISI, DFWatch–Breakaway South Ossetia plans to charge customs tax for goods to the region’s lower east corner, to the detriment of the Georgians living there who depend on the trade. A customs point will be opened at the Razdakhan checkpoint near Akhalgori, […]

Georgian schools in Akhalgori facing a language dilemma

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Anatoly Bibilov, de facto president of South Ossetia. AKHALGORI, DFWatch–As eight Georgian schools in Akhalgori, South Ossetia have fully switched to Russian as the language of instruction, teachers find it hard to teach and are afraid of losing their jobs. As most pupils don’t know Russian, this may make their families leave Akhalgori and settle […]

200 tons of produce enters Akhalgori every day

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , |

Mosabruni, or Razdæxæn, checkpoint. (RES.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Every day, about 200 tons of agricultural products is brought from Georgia into the Akhalgori district of South Ossetia, Sputnik Ossetia reports. Akhalgori is a part of the breakaway region which was under Georgian control until the war in 2008. Many people cross […]

Missing 19-year old boy found dead in Akhalgori

By | January 6th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 19-year-old boy who has been missing for six month has been found dead in South Ossetia. Davit Basharuli was declared missed last summer. On Monday, locals discovered his body hanging from a tree between Akhalgori and the village Ikoti, […]

French senators on field trip near disputed Georgian village

By | July 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A group of French senators on a midsummer visit Tuesday toured close to a village which was taken by Russia in the 2008 war. The senators’s trip took them to the surrounding area close to the village Akhalgori. The village was renamed Leningor […]