Kyrgyzstan declared independence in August 1991. Under the Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz SSR postal service was part of the Soviet system. The republic was periodically recognized in sets of USSR stamps. In 1993 Kyrgyzstan became a member state of the Universal Postal Union. The first postage stamps of Kyrgyzstan were issued on 4 February 1992. Since independence olitical stability has been difficult to achieve. 2015 stamp issues salutedt he New Year on the Eastern calendar – Year of Sheep; Breeds of Sheep; 125 years of the singer-improviser Korgool, 100 years of composer Zh.Sheraliev, 100 years of M.Omurkanova and 100 years of poet A.Osmonov; Cats and Dogs; the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the World War II; Salburuun – traditional Kyrgyz hunting; the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC).

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