Wednesday, 13 January 2016

CRIMEA - Республика Крым

The Republic of Crimea Russian: Республика Крымtr. Respublika Krym; IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə krɨm]; Crimean Tatar: Къырым Джумхуриети, Qırım Cumhuriyeti; Ukrainian: Республіка Крим,Respublika Krym) is a federal subject of Russia that is located on the Crimean Peninsula. Population:1,891,465 (2014 Census).
In March 2014, following the takeover of Crimea by pro-Russian separatists and Russian Armed Forces, a controversial referendum was held on the issue of reunification with Russia; the official result was that a large majority wished to join with Russia. Russia then annexed the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol as federal subjects of Russia. While Russia and six other UN member states recognize Crimea as part of the Russian Federation, Ukraine continues to claim Crimea as an integral part of its territory as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, supported by most foreign governments and United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262.

These are my latest cover got from the new Autonomous Russian Republic called Crimea. I have used old Ukraine stamps on the right side, that also postmarked by the new Russian post in Simferopol, which is the capital city of Crimea. Thank You Anastasia for the perfect covers.

This rare cover sent by my good friend Yulia, a postcard collector. After annexation of Crimea by Russia, they issued 'Region of Russia' series stamps for Crimea and Sevastopol, which is a federal district in Crimea. Yulia offered covers from there, so I prepared quickly and sent to her for postmarking. The cover posted on  June 21, 2014 and I received on JUly 14, 2014. Thank You Yulia for the nice gift into my collection.

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