The Karachay-Cherkess Republic is a sub-sovereign of the RF, a Republic in its composition. It makes part of the North Caucasus Federal District and a part of the North Caucasian Economic Region. The capital is the city of Cherkessk. The population is 469.8 thousand people. The official languages are Abazin, Karachay, Nogai, Russian, and Circassian.
The Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region was formed on January 12, 1922. In 1926, the Region was splt into the Karachayevo Autonomous Region and the Cherkess National District, and in 1957, the uniform Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region was formed in the composition of the Stavropol Territory.
In 1991, the Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region seceded from the Stavropol Territory and was transformed into the Karachay-Cherkess Soviet Socialist Republic in the composition of the RSFSR. The present name of the Region was given to it in 1992. Karachay-Cherkessia is one of the most multinational federal entities of the Russian Federation.
Karachay-Cherkessia is an industrial and agrarian republic. Industry is represented by mining, machining, chemical, food and garment production. The agro-industrial complex of the Republic incorporates more than 200 agricultural organizations of various forms of ownership and more than 52 thousand private subsidiary farms. The territory of the Republic is abundant with specially protected natural areas of federal importance, such as the Teberda State Nature Biosphere Reserve, the Dautsky Federal Nature Reserve, as well as a part of the Caucasian Mineral Waters Eco-Resort Region of the Russian Federation and a part of the Caucasian State Nature Biosphere Reserve.
The postal block provides images of the coat of arms, natural and architectural sites of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic in the national ornament design.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Cherkessk.
Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 135×88 mm; stamp size in the block (diam): 32.5 mm.
Quantity: 23 thousand blocks.