Wednesday, 2 May 2018

CHECHNYA - Chechen Republic / Чеченская Республика / Нохчийн Республика

The Chechen Republic (Russian: Чече́нская Респу́блика, tr. Chechenskaya Respublika,  Chechen: Нохчийн Республика, Noxçiyn Respublika), commonly referred to as Chechnya  Russian: Чечня́, Chechen: Нохчийчоь, Noxçiyçö), is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia.
It is located in the North Caucasus, situated in the southernmost part of Eastern Europe, and within 100 kilometres (62 miles) of the Caspian Sea. The capital of the republic is the city of Grozny. As of the 2010 Russian Census, the republic was reported to have a population of 1,268,989 people; however, that number has been questioned by multiple demographers, who think such population growth after two deadly wars is highly implausible.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was split into two parts: the Republic of Ingushetia and the Chechen Republic. The latter proclaimed the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, which sought independence. Following the First Chechen War with Russia, Chechnya gained de facto independence as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russian federal control was restored during the Second Chechen War. Since then there has been a systematic reconstruction and rebuilding process, though sporadic fighting continues in the mountains and southern regions of the republic.
Situated in the eastern part of the North Caucasus, partially in Eastern Europe, Chechnya is surrounded on nearly all sides by Russian Federal territory. In the west, it borders North Ossetia and Ingushetia, in the north, Stavropol Krai, in the east, Dagestan, and to the south, Georgia. Its capital is Grozny. Area: 15,300 kilometers (9,500 mi) Borders: Internal: Republic of Dagestan (NE),Republic of Ingushetia (W),Republic of North Ossetia–Alania (W), Stavropol Krai (NW) Foreign: Georgia (S)


These are my first cover from Chechnya Republic. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Checheskaya Respublika' . The particular stamp issued is 2009 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Elita sent me the cover from Groznyy, the capital city of Chechnya. She specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Elita for the perfect cover into my collection !

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