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Tuvan People's Republic

Tьʙа Arat Respuʙlik
Flag of Tuvan People's Republic
Tannu Tuva in 1936
Tannu Tuva in 1936
51°41′53″N 94°23′24″E / 51.698°N 94.390°E / 51.698; 94.390Coordinates: 51°41′53″N 94°23′24″E / 51.698°N 94.390°E / 51.698; 94.390
Common languages
GovernmentMarxist-Leninist single-party socialist republic
Prime Minister 
Historical eraInterwar period, World War II
14 August 1921
11 October 1944
1944170,500 km2 (65,800 sq mi)
• 1944
CurrencyTuvan akşa
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Asiatic Cavalry Division controlled Russia
Republic of China
Tuvan Autonomous Oblast
Today part ofMongolia
Map of the modern Republic of Tuva. The People's replubvlic had mostly the same borders.

Tuvan People's Republic was a partially recognized state that existed from 1921 to 1944. After 1944 it became part of the Soviet Union. Until 1926, it was also known as People's Republic Tannu-Tuva. Only two states recognized the Tuvan People's republic: the USSR and Mongolia. Even when it existed, it was seen as a puppet state of the USSR. The economy was largely based on nomads raising and selling cattle. The republic was between the Siberian part of Russia, and Mongolia. The capital was the city of Kyzyl. Since 1992, the territory is known as the Tuvan Republic. It is a self-governing part inside the Russian state.