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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Russia 2016 - Commonwealth of Independent States



COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 9 June 2016
CIRCULATION: 288 000
STAMP SIZE: 37 x 37 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: H. Betredinova







The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) also called the Russian Commonwealth, to distinguish it from the British Commonwealth of Nations) is a regional organization formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. 9 out of the 15 former Soviet Republics are member states, and two are associate members (Ukraine and Turkmenistan). Georgia withdrew its membership in 2008, while the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) refused to participate.

FLAG OF CIS






Stamp images thanks to Russian Post


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