Interesting facts about North Ossetia-Alania

North Ossetia is one of the southernmost regions of Russia. The peoples inhabiting it can boast of the richest cultural and historical heritage – national cuisine, songs, dances, not to mention the nature of incredible beauty. The Caucasian mountains will not leave anyone indifferent, who will have the good fortune to admire them live.

North Ossetia borders on the unrecognized (more precisely, partially recognized) South Ossetia. The Ossetians themselves are very painful in the mass of their attitude to the division of their one people.

North Ossetia is one of the most densely populated regions of Russia.

More than half of the population of the whole North Ossetia lives in one city – Vladikavkaz.

Vladikavkaz from 1924 to 1934 was the center of two autonomous regions within the RSFSR – North Ossetia and Ingush. At the same time, the city itself was an independent administrative unit outside these regions.

The absolute majority of Ossetians are Orthodox. And all because these lands were baptized for seventy-two years before the baptism of Rus.

In the Ossetian language there is a letter “Æ”, which in different parts of Ossetia is pronounced differently. However, it is not a problem to communicate between Ossetians from different parts of the region.

Representatives of a dozen different nationalities live on the territory of North Ossetia.