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The Tuva Republic is a federal subject of Russia and located in the far south of Siberia. It was an independent state between 1921-1944 (Tuvan People's Republic). Tuva became a part of the Soviet Union on 11th October 1944.

From 1934 to 1936, Tuvan People's Republic issued about 100 different postage stamps with exotic images.  According some sources the stamps were designed, printed and franked in Moscow and sold abroad by a Moscow state trading firm to earn hard currency. However, most of the major catalogues are listing this stamps.

The three mountain ranges Altai, Sayan and Tannu-Ola circumscribe the interior regions of Tuva. The highest point of the Tuva Republic is the Mount Mongun-Tayga (3'970 m) in the Altai Range.

 

Tannu Tuva

 

Tuvan People's Republic 1934, plane over Yaks.

 

Tuvan People's Republic 1934

 

 

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