Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic

Transnistria or Pridnestrovien Moldavian Republic is a breakaway territory located mostly on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the eastern Moldovan border with Ukraine.
The total population of the PMR is 550,000, with three major ethnic groups: Moldovans (31.9%), Russians (30.4%) and Ukrainians (28.8%). The capital of the Republic is the city of Tiraspol with a population of 144,000.

Since its declaration of independence in 1990, and especially after the War of Transnistria in 1992, it is governed as Pridnestrovie, a sovereign state with limited recognition. The Republic of Moldova does not recognize the secession and considers the territory to be part of Moldova's autonomous region of Stînga Nistrului ("Left Bank of the Dniester").

This postcard is picturing the building of the Presidential Administration and the Supreme Council of the PMR.

Originally a fiscal stamp, but now these are used as a stamp. It is a real PMR stamp but it cannot be used to send mail outside Moldova. 


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