Far Eastern Republic
The Far Eastern Republic (Russian: Дальневосто́чная Респу́блика (ДВР); English transliteration: Dalnevostochnaya Respublika (DVR)) was a government established in the Russian Far East and Siberia east of Lake Baikal on April 6, 1920. It was created for the reasons of external politics, as a "buffer state" between the RSFSR and the territories of the Far East occupied by Japan. Although nominally independent, it was mostly controlled by RSFSR.
It occupied the territory of modern Chita Oblast, Amur Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, and Primorsky Krai of Russia (was: Transbaikal, Amur, and Primorsky oblasts). Before October 1920 its capital was Verkhneudinsk (now Ulan-Ude), and after—Chita.
The Republic issued a number of postage stamps during its brief existence. Initially it overprinted stamps of Russia, then issued its own designs. Large numbers of these were produced, and are readily available today, although genuine usages on cover are seldom seen.