On the night of August 8, 2008 the Georgia armed forces attacked
the territory of South Ossetia, shot part of the Russian contingent of
Peacekeeping forces, and destroyed the capital Tskhinval. The Russian Federation,
having took part in defence of inhabitants of South Ossetia and own citizens,
It entered armies into the republic and after five days of operations forced
out the Georgian military from the region.
On August 26, 2008 Russia recognized the state sovereignty
of South Ossetia and Abkhazia - two former autonomies entering as a part of
Georgia and achieving full independence of it still before disintegration of
the USSR. In reply Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and declared
two Transcaucasian republics occupied territories.
Five years later, on July 14, 2013, in Tskhinval in the
presence of the President of the Republic South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov and the
Minister of Communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov took place solemn presentation
of the first South Ossetia postage stamp from the moment of official recognition of the
republic as the sovereign state. Issue is dated for the 5th anniversary of
recognition of independence of the Republic South Ossetia by the Russian
Federation. The announcement about issue is published on the website Ukrafil in
release of August 16, 2013.
On stamp are presented a national flags and the coats of
arms of Russia and South Ossetia, framed with a national Ossetian ornament, and
the text in the Ossetian language "August, 26, Recognition of independence
of the Republic South Ossetia by the Russian Federation". And also the
state name in English and Ossetian languages, year of the edition and face
value - 15 som (rubles).
printing – offset. Paper coated, gummed.
The stamp is printed by Goznak Printing House of the Russian