The President of South Ossetia has scheduled a Referendum on Unification with Russia

World | May 14, 2022, Saturday // 09:00
Bulgaria: The President of South Ossetia has scheduled a Referendum on Unification with Russia South Ossetian's acting President Anatoly Bibilov @Wikimedia Commons

South Ossetian's acting President Anatoly Bibilov has scheduled a referendum on unification with Russia. This is stated on the website of the head of state.

The decree is reported to be from May 13. The text states briefly that the consultation will take place on July 17, 2022.

The question for the referendum will be: "Do you support the unification of the Republic of South Ossetia and Russia?"

Bibilov lost the presidential election in the partially recognized state a few days ago by the oppositionist Alan Gagloev. However, the outgoing head of state promised "steps" to join in the course of his election campaign. Then the ruling "United Russia" republished his words.

In the first minutes after the decree, the reaction of the chosen successor is unknown.

South Ossetia, which declared independence in 1991 and was recognized by Russia in August 2008 (during the war with Georgia), spoke about such a referendum in 2015. However, the current schedule coincides with both the war in Ukraine and the concerns about destabilization in another pro-Russian region, Transnistria in Moldova.

Days ago, the pro-Russian administration of the occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson and the surrounding area spoke about unification with Russia - but not with a referendum, but with a decree and a request to President Vladimir Putin.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook

Write to us at

Информирайте се на Български -


We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: South Ossetia, Russia, Referendum, unification
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria