COVER N.119 - KYRGYZSTAN
Postmark: Kyrgyz Express Post Bishkek - 729001 18.05.2022
Posted on the 18th May; received on the 27th May 2022
Kyrgyzstan. Another former Soviet Republic on the silk road, neighbouring other 3 same such "...ystan" - what translates as "the land of" - countries: Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the West, Tajikistan to the South and China to the East.
Thanks to the usual suspect, I can now add another nice entry into my philatelic Atlas. Un très grand merci, Roland!
An independent Republic since Christmas day 1991, the history of Kyrgystan has since been one of political and social unrest, as far as I could learn here and there on the internet. This notwithstanding the country is always described as immensely beautiful and the pictures I've looked at, do indeed support this allegation.