DPR delegation takes part in celebrations dedicated to tenth anniversary of recognition of state independence of Republic of South Ossetia

On August 26, the celebrations dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the recognition of state independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation took place in Tskhinvali. The events, which were held in the framework of the celebrations, were attended by the DPR delegation, which included the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, Deputies of the Chairman of Council of Ministers Dmitry Trapeznikov and Alexander Timofeyev, President of the DPR Supreme Court Eduard Yakubovsky.

Within the framework of the visit, the members of the DPR delegation took part in a flower-laying ceremony to a memorial “To the defenders of the Fatherland” at the Cathedral Square in Tskhinvali.

According to the press service of the Administration of the Head of the DPR, Anatoly Bibilov hosted the reception of the heads of official delegations, who arrived to attend the celebrations in South Ossetia.

A solemn meeting, which was dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the recognition of independence of the Republic of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation and where one minute of silence in tribute to the memory of the Ossetian and Russian soldiers, who died in combat, was observed, took place in the South Ossetian State Drama Theatre on the day of the celebration. The President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov awarded the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko with the Order of Honour during the event.

In addition, the DPR delegation visited a presentation entitled “South Ossetia. A story of courage”, which took place at a republican stadium in Tskhinvali and an international single-combat tournament “Complex-9”, which took place in the Alina Kabaeva’s Palace of Sports “Olympus”.

At the end of the event, there was a festive concert with the participation of the Ossetian and Russian pop stars.

Let us add that the delegations from such regions of the Russian Federation as the Republic of Ingushetia, the Republic of Crimea, Karachayevo-Circassian Republic, Kabardino-Balkaria and Chechen Republic arrived in Tskhinvali to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the recognition of state independence. In addition, the delegations of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Syria, Italy, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh and Republic of Nauru joined the celebrations.

It should reminded that the Russian Federation recognised the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia and Abkhazia on August 26, 2008, taking into account the free will of the Ossetian and Abkhaz peoples in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter and other fundamental international documents.

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