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Russia started issuing stamps in 1857 and has since become one of the most prolific stamp-issuing countries in the world, with over 7000 regular issues. During WWI, several territories, which would become autonomous republics, existed in Russia. These republics, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Far Eastern Republic, Georgia, North Ingermanland, Siberia, South Russia, Transcaucasian Federated Republic and the Ukraine, issued their own stamps, independently of Russia. In 1992, after the breakup of the Soviet Union, all of the autonomous republics became independent and started issuing their own stamps. They included the above countries, also the following - Byelarus (White Russia), Karelia, Kazakhstan, Kryzyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Tannu Tuva, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Our stock includes stamps from all of these countries and most of the regular and BOB issues from Russia. We also have a wide range of locals, occupations and Offices in China and Turkey.

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