Transnistria (Moldova)

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Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR); also called Transdniester, Trans-Dniestr, Transdniestria, or Pridnestrovie, is a self-proclaimed republic on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the border with Ukraine, recognized only by three non-United Nations (UN) states. The region is considered by the UN to be part of Moldova. The PMR controls most of the territory to the east of the River Dniester, and also the city of Bender and its surrounding localities on the west bank, in the historical region of Bessarabia.  Unrecognised by any United Nations member state, Transnistria is designated by the Republic of Moldova as the Transnistria autonomous territorial unit with special legal status
After the dissolution of the USSR, tensions between Moldova and the breakaway Transnistrian territory escalated into a military conflict that started in March 1992 and was concluded by a ceasefire in July of the same year. As part of that agreement, a three-party (Russia, Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission supervises the security arrangements in the demilitarised zone, comprising twenty localities on both sides of the river.
Transnistria is an unrecognised but de facto independent  presidential republic with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system, currency and license plates. Its authorities have adopted a constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms. It is the only country still using the hammer and sickle on its flag.
 More information about the Transnistria are on Wikipedia  WikiTravel       
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On November 18, 1993, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (Council) of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic made decision on issuing the first stamps. The first Transnistria stamp was designed by Grigoriy Bronza and appeared on December 31, 1993. Since then it has typically issued between 3 and 5 different series of stamps per year. The region's name is given only in Cyrillic, as 'ПОЧТА ПМР' (POST OF PMR, with PMR standing for Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic). The stamps of Transnistria are not recognised outside the country and are valid only for domestic service within Transnistria. International mail and mail to the rest of Moldova requires Moldovian stamps.
Stamps of Transnitria are not recognized by FIP and can not be used in exhibit sponsored by this organization.
More information about postal history of Transnistria on:  Wikipedia   



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15.03.1996  "History of Transnitria: Paleolit" 01.09.2005 "History of Transnistria. Fauna of Pleistocene"
Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990 Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990 Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990
07.03.2015 "Archeology of Transnistria. Paleolith" (Stamps of 1996 Overprinted in Gold and Silver) 28.03.2015 "Archeology of Transnistria. Pleistocene" (Stamps of 2005 Overprinted in Gold) 19.03.2016 "Dinosaurs"
Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990 Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990 Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990
25.06.2016 "Dinosaurs" (reprint) [1]
Plant fossils on stamps of Transkei 1990

Notes:
[1] Original stamp of Giganotosaurus is misspelled on the original issue, where it called Gigantosaurus. Three months after the issue, Post Authority of not recognized teritorry, Transnitria, corrected the mistake.

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