Cover from Republic of South Ossetia – the State of Alania
This is my first cover from Republic of South Ossetia – the State of Alania, or the Tskhinvali Region, disputed territory in the South Caucasus, in the northern part of the internationally recognised Georgian territory. It has a population of 53,000 people who live in an area of 3,900 km2, south of the Russian Caucasus, with 30,000 living in Tskhinvali. The separatist polity, Republic of South Ossetia (or the State of Alania), is recognized as a state by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru, and Syria. While Georgia lacks control over South Ossetia, the Georgian government and most members of the United Nations consider the territory part of Georgia.
Stamp on cover is very interesting, it's joint issue of South Ossetia and Transnistria, celebrating 20 yours of friendship treaty by South Ossetia and Transnistria! Stamp is part of set issued on 26.12.2014.