Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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 !

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