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Newsletter no. 86
22 January 2023

Kyrgyz Stories and Myths. The Legend of Bugu-Ene (Mother Deer)

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    On January 30, 2023 the Ministry of Digital Development of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a 2022 Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: "Kyrgyz Stories and Myths. The Legend of Bugu-Ene (Mother Deer)".
    The centuries-old culture of the Kyrgyz people is extraordinarily rich in various legends, stories and myths. One such beautiful, slightly sad and very instructive story is the legend of Bugu-Ene, the Mother Deer who saved two children (a boy and a girl) from death.
    She took them from the shores of the Siberian river Yenisei to the Issyk-Kul Lake, where the grown children founded a new tribe called Bugu ("bugu" in Kyrgyz means "deer") in honor of the Mother Deer. This was the beginning of the harmonious coexistence of Man and Nature, which, unfortunately, has been going through fire and water century after century, including modern times.
    The legend of Bugu-Ene became widely known all over the world thanks to the great Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov. Mother Deer featured in his famous novel "The White Steamboat".
    For this stamp, KEP also issues a postcard, which is used to realize a maximum card.

Stamp description

No. 193. 150 KGS. Bugu-Ene (Mother Deer)

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamp size: 46.00 x 27.50 mm.
Stamp is issued in minisheets of 5 stamps with one label.
Minisheet size: 113 x 108 mm.
Quantity issued: 6 000 stamps.
Artist: Ivanka Costru.
Designer: Daria Maier.
Printer House: "Nova Imprim" (Chișinău, Moldova).

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamp issuing day.
The first day cover, postcard and special postmark are designed by Daria Maier. Artist: Ivanka Costru.
Cover size: C6 (162 x 114 mm).
Quantity of covers issued: 300 pieces.
Quantity of postcards issued: 400 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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