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Seeking Recognition: South Ossetia

Locked into a legacy of conflict

South Ossetia is a small, mountainous republic that declared independence from Georgia in 1992 but remained largely unknown until 2008 when war broke out with Tbilisi. Now only a handful of states recognise the breakaway state's sovereignty. Take a trip to South Ossetia to witness its recovery and hear local people discuss their hopes for their homeland's future.

South Ossetia Georgia's breakaway region striving for international recognition
“Attention! A state border! No trespassing,” a sign on the border between South Ossetia and Georgia.