Wednesday, 23 August 2017

MARI EL - Mari El Republic / Республика Марий Эл

The Mari El Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Мари́й Эл, Respublika Mariy El; Meadow Mari: Марий Эл Республик; Hill Mari: Мары Эл Республик) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its capital is the city of Yoshkar-Ola. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the Mari El Republic was 696,459.
The republic is located in the eastern part of the East European Plain of Russia, along and mostly to the north the Volga River. The swampy Mari Depression is in the west of the republic, contrasted by more hilly landscapes in the east where the highest point of the republic (at 278 meters (912 ft) is located. The republic borders with Kirov Oblast in the north and east, the Republic of Tatarstan in the southeast and south, the Chuvash Republic in the south, and with Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the west and north.




This is my first cover from Mari El Republic. The covers posted on July 21, 2017 and I received on August 23, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublica Mari El' . The particular stamp issued is 2001 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Alexandra sent me the cover by exchanging postcards. She specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Alexandra for the perfect cover into my collection ! 

TATARSTAN - Republic of Tatarstan / Республика Татарстан

The Republic of Tatarstan (Russian: Респу́блика Татарста́н, tr. Respublika Tatarstan; IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə tətɐrˈstan]; Tatar: Cyrillic Татарстан Республикасы, Latin Tatarstan Respublikası; Bulgarian: Република Татарстан), or simply Tatarstan, is a federal subject (a republic) of the Russian Federation, located in the Volga Federal District. Its capital is the city of Kazan. The republic borders Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Orenburg Oblasts, the Mari El, Udmurt, and Chuvash Republics, and the Republic of Bashkortostan. The area of the republic is 68,000 square kilometres (26,000 sq mi). The unofficial Tatarstan motto is: Bez Buldırabız! (We can!). As of the 2010 Census the population of Tatarstan was 3,786,488.The state has strong ties with its eastern neighbor the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The republic is located in the center of the East European Plain, approximately 800 kilometers (500 mi) east of Moscow. It lies between the Volga River and the Kama River (a tributary of the Volga), and extends east to the Ural mountains. 
Borders: internal: Kirov Oblast (N), Udmurt Republic (N/NE), Republic of Bashkortostan (E/SE), Orenburg Oblast (SE), Samara Oblast (S), Ulyanovsk Oblast (S/SW), Chuvash Republic (W), Mari El Republic (W/NW).

This is my first cover from Tatarstan Republic. The covers posted on August 04, 2017 and I received on August 22, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Tatarstan' . The particular stamp issued in 2000 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Alexander sent me the cover by exchanging thematic stamps. He specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Alexander for the perfect cover into my collection !



DAGESTAN - Republic of Dagestan / Республика Дагестан

The Republic of Dagestan (/dɑːɡˈstɑːn/ or /ˈdæɡstæn/; Russian: Респу́блика Дагеста́н, Respublika Dagestan), also spelled Daghestan, is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital and largest city is Makhachkala, located at the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea.
The republic is situated in the North Caucasus mountains. It is the southernmost part of Russia, and is bordered on its eastern side by the Caspian Sea. Area: 50,300 square kilometers (19,400 sq mi) Borders: internal: Republic of Kalmykia (N), Chechen Republic (W), and Stavropol Krai (NW). international: Azerbaijan (S), Georgia (SW)



This is my first cover from Dagestan Republic. The covers posted on July 28, 2017 and I received on August 22, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Dagestan' . The particular stamp issued in 2001 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Asya sent me the cover by exchanging thematic stamps. He specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Asya for the perfect cover into my collection !

MORDOVIA - Republic of Mordovia / Республика Мордовия

The Republic of Mordovia (Russian: Респу́блика Мордо́вия, tr. Respublika Mordoviya; IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə mɐrˈdovʲɪjə]; Moksha/Erzya: Мордовия Республикась Mordovija Respublikaś), also known in English as Mordvinia, is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its capital is the city of Saransk.
The republic is located in the eastern part of the East European Plain of Russia. The western part of the republic is situated in the Oka-Don Plain; its eastern and central parts are located in the Volga Elevation. Area: 26,200 square kilometers (10,100 sq mi) Borders: internal: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (N), Chuvash Republic (NE/E), Ulyanovsk Oblast (E/SE), Penza Oblast (S/SW), Ryazan Oblast (W/NW)



This is my first cover from Mordovia Republic. The covers posted on July 26,2017 and I received in my hands on 22, August 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Mordovia' . The particular stamp issued is 2005 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Mikhail sent me the cover by exchanging postcards and stamps. He specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Mikhail  for the perfect cover into my collection !

ALTAI REPUBLIC - Республика Алтай

The Altai Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Алта́й, Respublika Altay, Russian pronunciation: [rʲɪˈspublʲɪkə ɐlˈtaj]; Altay: Алтай Республика, Altay Respublika) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its capital is the town of Gorno-Altaysk. The area of the republic is 92,600 square kilometers (35,800 sq mi), and its population is 206,168 (2010 Census).
The Altai Republic is situated at the Altai Mountains in the very center of Asia at the junction of the Siberian taiga, the steppes of Kazakhstan and the semi-deserts of Mongolia. Forests cover about 25% of the republic's territory.
Area: 92,600 km2 (35,800 sq mi) Borders: internal: Kemerovo Oblast (N), Republic of Khakassia (NE), Tuva Republic (E), and Altai Krai (W/NW) international: Mongolia (Bayan-Ölgii Province) (SE), China (Altay Prefecture) (S), and Kazakhstan (East Kazakhstan Province) (S/SW)

This is my first cover from Altai Republic. The covers posted on 28 July 2017 and I received on August 23, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Altai' . The particular stamp issued in 2002 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Darija sent me the cover by exchanging postcards. She specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Darija for the perfect cover into my collection !