That was a deliberate terrorist act prepared by the Georgian Security MinistryExplosion in Georgia kills seven Russians Oct 03, 2008
Despite the severe blow to our nation, South Ossetians' will and striving for independence remains unchangedS. Ossetia, Abkhazia to seek recognition Aug 14, 2008
Although these gunfire posts have been eliminated already, when you speak about a truce you mustn't open gunfireS. Ossetia seeks recognition of genocide Aug 11, 2008
We'll appeal to all the international organizations to recognize the fact of genocideS. Ossetia seeks recognition of genocide Aug 11, 2008
The blocking of settlements on the Transcaucasian highway will continue until Georgia withdraws to its territory all of the armed formations which are staying there in violation of earlier accordsSouth Ossetia blocks highway May 11, 2007
Eduard Dzhabeyevich Kokoity (Ossetic: Кокойты Джабейы фырт Эдуард, Russian: Эдуа́рд Джабе́евич Коко́йты, Georgian: ედუარდ კოკოითი; surname also rendered as Kokoyty or Kokoiti or in a Russified version as Kokoyev) (born October 31, 1964, Tskhinvali, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union) is the President of South Ossetia.
Eduard Kokoity was born on October 31, 1964 in Tskhinvali, in the Georgian SSR, a part of the Soviet Union at the time. Kokoity was a member, and champion, of the Soviet Union's national wrestling team. Prior to 1989, he was the First Secretary of the Tskhinvali branch of the Komsomol, the Young Communist League. He moved to Moscow in 1992, where he became a businessman, after learning about capitalism. In 2001, he moved back to South Ossetia.
Kokoity was elected president, at the age of 38, with a majority in the presidential elections of November-December 2001. In the first round of the elections on November 18, 2001, he collected 45% of the vote, with Stanislav Kochiev collecting 24%, and incumbent Lyudvig Chibirov collecting 21%. In the Second and final round, he won 53% of the vote to Stanislav Kochiev's 40% on December 6. Kokoity assumed office on December 18, 2001.