Leonid Tibilov

Russian-backed enclave plans referendum about naming itself after medieval tribe

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Caucasus region|Tags: , |

Leonid Tibilov, the de facto President of the enclave Republic of South Ossetia. (RES.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian-backed separatists who have ruled a region of Georgia since the early 1990s plan to name their self-declared republic after a nomadic tribe that conquered swaths of Europe and North Africa in the Middle Ages. If the 50,000 population approves […]

South Ossetia prepares to add ‘Alania’ to its name

By | December 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Leonid Tibilov. (RES.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of the breakaway region South Ossetia has ordered a proposal to be put before the elected assembly about changing the entity’s name to South Ossetia – Alania. Along with the proposed name change, a referendum […]

Putin meets with leader of Georgian breakaway region

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Leonid Tibilov. TBILISI, DFWatch–Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to meet the de facto president of South Ossetia on Monday in Moscow. According to the press office of the South Ossetian leader Leonid Tibilov, the two plan to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation […]

South Ossetia restricts medical trips to Georgia during Olympics

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–In and around the Georgian breakaway region South Ossetia, disagreement over a de facto border may place further burdens on ordinary people around the time of the Winter Olympics. The reason is that the region’s border guards are tightening security […]

South Ossetian de facto president dismissed the government

By | January 30th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Leonid Tibilov, president of the breakaway region South Ossetia. TBILISI, DFWatch–The de facto president of South Ossetia, Leonid Tibilov, has dismissed the government. About a week ago, Tibilov said that the government of Rostik Khugaev was unable to fulfill its duties in regard to South Ossetia’s social and economic […]