South Ossetia changing name to Alania

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 […]