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Tatarstan (Tatar Republic) began issuing distinct plates from around 1992.
They were displayed alongside Russian plates until 1994.
They were never officially recognized and many Tartarstan drivers changed to Russian plates in 1994/1995.
Today, Tartarstan license plates are rarely seen on vehicles.
Location Eastern Europe and North Asia (Siberia) Capital Moskva [Moscow] Main Religion Christianity (orthodoxy) National Language Russian. Many other languages are used in the federation. History The Russian state was formed in 1521 and became the main constituent part of the Soviet Union in 1922. Russia became independent in 1991. The Russian Federation also includes the following autonomous republics:
Adygeya, Altai, Bashkortostan, Burjatia, Chakasia, Chechnia, Chuvasia, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmukia, Karacha-Cherkesia, Karelia, Komi, Mari El, Mordovia, North-Ossetia, Sacha (Jakutia), Tatarstan, Tuva and Udmurtia.
Chechnia and Tatarstan did not sign the federation treaty.
International Oval RUS ISO Code RU
(1) Picture by Dirk Elbers