insightsDead countries spawned or killed by the Russian Civil War
December 29, 2009 02:19 PMThe 20th century saw the coming and going of many countries. Some were born and also died in the 20th century. Those spun off or extinguished in the formation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics can be particularly confusing, if you aren't familiar with the geopolitics of the region.
insightsFinding out where the stamps in your collection came from
December 08, 2008 02:41 PMThere are thousands of languages in the world and scores of alphabets or other writing systems in which they are written. It can be tricky to identify stamps when the country of origin is written in an unfamiliar language or alphabet.