[skin-vuh-lee, tskin-; Russian tskhyeen-vuh-lyi]


a city in and the capital of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region, NW of Tbilisi.

South Ossetian Autonomous Region


an autonomous region of the Georgian Republic, in the N part. 1428 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km). Capital: Tskhinvali.
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  • He fought alongside Russian forces in the heaviest fighting of the brief war at Tskhinvali, forcing Georgian forces to retreat.

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    East Ukraine: Back in the USSR

    Jamie Dettmer

    November 19, 2014

British Dictionary definitions for tskhinvali



the Georgian name for South Ossetia
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