Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 209

President Akhsarbek Galazov of the Russian Federation’s republic of North Ossetia has endorsed the planned presidential election in South Ossetia, the breakaway region of Georgia. In an address to the people of South Ossetia, Galazov also said he personally hoped for the election of a president there who would contribute to the attainment of political status for South Ossetia and to its "integration with North Ossetia." The two Ossetias are "closely linked not only ethnically and culturally but also politically," Galazov said in his address. (Iprinda, November 5)

The Monitor is a publication of the Jamestown Foundation. It is researched and written under the direction of senior analysts Jonas Bernstein, Vladimir Socor, Stephen Foye, and analysts Ilya Malyakin, Oleg Varfolomeyev and Ilias Bogatyrev. If you have any questions regarding the content of the Monitor, please contact the foundation. If you would like information on subscribing to the Monitor, or have any comments, suggestions or questions, please contact us by e-mail at, by fax at 301-562-8021, or by postal mail at The Jamestown Foundation, 4516 43rd Street NW, Washington DC 20016. Unauthorized reproduction or redistribution of the Monitor is strictly prohibited by law. Copyright (c) 1983-2002 The Jamestown Foundation Site Maintenance by Johnny Flash Productions