Monday, October 24, 2016

Kyrgyzstan 2016 - 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Kyrgyz Republic

COUNTRY: Kyrgyzstan
ISSUE DATE: 23 August 2016
THEME: Independence of Kyrgyz Republic
STAMP SIZE: 68 х 34 mm
SHEET SIZE: 117 х 66 mm
STAMP DESIGN:Vitaliu Pogolsa

The 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Kyrgyz Republic. The stamp depicts the national Flag and a gyrfalcon, which is also called “Ak-shumkar”. The sheet borders depict a mountain landscape, together with the Coat of Arms, the Parliament building Jogorku Kengesh and a phrase from the Kyrgyz Republic Anthem. 

The Declaration of Independence, which was adopted on August 31, 1991, started a new chapter of the centuries-old history of the Kyrgyz people. A sovereign state was formed, with all its necessary attributes: the first President of the country was elected, the Constitution was adopted on May 5, 1993, the Flag (March 3, 1992), Coat of Arms (January 14, 1994) and Anthem (December 18, 1992) were approved, and the national currency “som” was put into circulation on May 3, 1993. Kyrgyzstan was also acknowledged internationally, thus becoming an equal member of the international community and a full member of important world and regional organisations.



Stamp images and description thanks to Kyrgyz Express Post