Thursday, September 4, 2014

San Marino


officially the Republic of San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) with an estimated population of over 30,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino, its largest city Dogana. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.
San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arbe. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when the future emperor, Diocletian, issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates.
To know more about the country click here.

Cover :

My friend Ruedi send me this cover. This is my second cover from SAN MARINO. I become so happy to get this cover. He use 2 nice stamp to send me this cover. But, unfortunately the post mark is not clear. I like to see the clear postmark on the cover. After all I liked the cover. Thank u Ruedi for send me this nice cover.



officially the Russian Federation is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. 
To know more about the country click here.

Cover :

This Cover is from Tatarstan, Russia.
My friend Denis send me this cover. I become so happy to get this cover. He use few nice stamp to send me this cover. And, postmarks are clear also. I like to see the clear postmark on the cover. 
This cover is come from Tatarstan, Russia. Tatarstan is a federal subject of Russia (a republic) located in the Volga Federal District. Its capital is the city of Kazan. The republic borders with Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Orenburg Oblasts, and with the Mari El, Udmurt, and Chuvash Republics, as well as with the Republic of Bashkortostan. 
Thank u Denis for send me this very nice cover.