Mountain Goat on 1927 Definitive
Until 1926, control of Tuva was disputed between Russia and China. After a mixed claims commission awarded control to Russia, this Autonomous Region of the Soviet Union issued its first stamps. On October 11, 1944 the region was integrated into the Soviet Union and ceased to use its own stamps. Tuva is now part of the Russian Federation and uses Russian stamps. At the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union numerous offical and unofficial issues appeared but none of them were released for postal use.
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