TERRITORIES, PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES OF THE FORMER USSR.  ======================================================(Updated list of prefixes and suffixes of former USSR radioamateur stations). Compiled by Oleg Chernozyomov, UA4CIF, 31 March, 1995 Text corrections and additional information by RW3AH, Dec. 24th 1995. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: Literature - "Amateur Stations of the former Soviet Commonwealth" by RA6YR, 1995. Two-letter combinations after oblasts names in Russia and Ukraine are adopted for ham tests and other purposes. Russia        R, RA, RK, RN, RU, RV, RW, RX, RZ, UA; 1-4, 6, 8-0; Armenia       EK                            UG) Moldavia      ER                               (ex-UO) Byelorussia   EU-EW; EV5                       (ex-UC) Kirghizia     EX                               (ex-UM) Tadjikistan   EY                               (ex-UJ) Turkmenia     EZ                               (ex-UH) Uzbekistan    UK                               (ex-UI) Kazakhstan    UN; UP                           (ex-UL) Ukraine       UR-UY; EM-EO; UV, UW, UZ, U5     (ex-UB) Azerbaijan    4J, 4K                           (ex-UD) Georgia       4L                               (ex-UF)  Russia   R, RA, RK, RN, RU, RV, RW, RX, RZ, UA; 1-4, 6, 8-0;  ============================================================ * The second letter in a suffix: W, X, Y, Z - Club stations * U1-4, 6, 9-0 World War II veterans * U1MIR  - U9MIR cosmonauts * R1ANA  - R1ANZ Antarctica * R1FJA  - R1FJZ Franz Josef Land (Arctic) * R1MVA  - R1MVZ Maly Visotski Island (ex-4J1.) * R3ARES - Russian amateur radio emergency service H.Q (RARES), Moscow. * RE0RAS - RARES, Regional service. Central Siberia, Krasnoyarsk. * R3ARC  - H.Q. Rescue service of Russian Red Cross. Moscow. * R3RRC  - "Russian Robinson Club" H.Q. Lipetsk city (R3G area). * R3SRR  - Russian Amateur Radio Union H.Q. Moscow. * R3VHF  - VHF Committee of Russian Amateur Radio Union.   Oblast Identification by Combination of a Figure and 1st letter in a   suffix. __________________________________________________________________________*** Russia, Region 1 ***                              Central cityNorth-West Russia                                    of a territoryA, B, D, F, G, H, I, J, L, M - St.Petersburg (SP)C       Leningradskaya oblast (LO)                      St.PetersburgN       Republicarelia (KL) (Prefix RN1)                PetrozavodskO       Arkhangelskaya oblast                           ArchangelskP       Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug (NO)                  Nar'yan-MarQ, R, S Vologodskaya oblast (VO)                        VologdaT, U    Novgorodskaya oblast (NV)                       NovgorodW, X    Pskovskaya oblast (PS)                          PskovY, Z    Murmanskaya oblast (MU)                         Murmansk*** Russia, Region 2 ***BalticsF       Kaliningradskaya oblast (KA)                    Kaliningrad*** Russia, Region 3 ***Central RussiaA, B, C, F, H   Moscow ciA)D       Moskovskaya oblast (MO)                      Moscow area (Pushkino)E       Orlovskaya oblast (OR)                          OryolG       Lipetskaya oblast (LP)                          LipetskI, J    Tverskaya oblast (TV)                           Tver'L       Smolenskaya oblast (SM)                         SmolenskM       Yaroslavskaya oblast (JA)                       YaroslavlN, O    Kostromskaya oblast (KS)                        KostromaP       Tul'skaya oblast (TL)                           TulaQ       Voronezhskaya oblast (VH)                       VoronezhR       Tambovskaya oblast (TB)                         TambovS       Ryazanskaya oblast (RA)                         Ryazan'T       Nizhegorodskaya oblast (NN)                     Nizhny NovgorodU       Ivanovskaya oblast (IV)                         IvanovoV       Vladimirskaya oblast (VL)                       VladimirW       Kurskaya oblast (KU)                            KurskX       Kaluzhskaya oblast (KG)                         KalugaY       Bryanskaya oblast (BR)                          BryanskZ       Belgorodskaya oblast (BO)                       Belgorod*** Russia, Region 4 ***Volga river area.A, B    Volgogradskaya oblast (VG)                      VolgogradC, D    Saratovskaya oblast (SA)                        SaratovF       Penzenskaya oblast (PE)                         PenzaH, I    Samarskaya oblast (SR)                          SamaraL, M    Ul'anovskaya oblast (UL)                        Ul'anovskN, O    Kirovskaya oblast (KI)                          Kirov (Vyatka)P, Q, R Republic of Ta (Tatarstan) (TA)                 Kazan'S, T    Republic of Mari (Mari-El) (MR)                 Joshkar-OlaU       Republic of Mordovia (MD)                       SaranskW       Republic of Udmurtia (UD)                       IzhevskY, Z    Republic of Chuvashia (CU)                      Cheboksary*** Russia, Region 6 ***Northern CaucususA, B, C, D      Krasnodarsky Kray (KR)                  KrasnodarE               Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia (KC)  CherkesskF, G, H         Stavropolsky Kray (ST)                  StavropolI               Republic of Kalmykia (KM)               ElistaJ               Republic of Northern Ossetia (SO)       VladikavkazL, M, N, O      Rostovskaya oblast (RO)                 Rostov-on-DonP, Q, R         Republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya (CN)  Grozny, Nazran'U, V            Astrakhanskaya oblast (AO)               Astrakhan'W               Republic of Daghestan (DA)               MakhachkalaX               Republuc of Kabardino-Balkaria (KB)      Nal'chikY               Republic of Adygeya (AD)                 Maykop*** Russia, Region 8 ***Far East (Buryatia)T       Ust' Ordynsky Buryatsky Autonomous Okrug (UO)    Ust' OrdynskyV       Aginsky Buryatsky Autonomous Okrug (AB)          Aginskoe*** Russia, Region 9 ***Ural mounts. area and Central, Western Siberia.A, B    Chelyabinskaya oblast (CB)                      ChelyabinskC, D, E Sverdlovskaya oblast (SV)                       YekaterinburgF       Permskaya oblast (PM)                           Perm'G       Komi-Permyatsky Autonomous Okrug (KP)           KudymkarH, I    Tomskaya oblast (TO)                            TomskJ       Khanty-Mansyisky Autonomous Okrug (HM)          Khanty-MansyiskK       Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Okrug (JN)           SalekhardL       Tyumenskaya oblast (TN)                         Tyumen'M, N    Omskaya oblast (OM)                             OmskO, P    Novosibirskaya oblast (NS)                      NovosibirskQ, R    Kurganskaya oblast (KN)                         KurganS, T    Orenburgskaya oblast (OB)                       OrenburgU, V    Kemerovskaya oblast (KE)                        KemerovoW       Republic of Bashkiria (Bashkortostan)(BA)       UfaX       Republic of Komi (KO)                           SyktyvkarY       Altaysky Kray - (AL)                            BarnaulZ       Republic of Altay (GA)                          Gorno-Altaysk*** Russia, Region 0 ***Eastern Siberia and Far East.A       Krasnoyarsky Kray (KK)                          KrasnoyarskB       Taymyrsky Autonomous Okrug (TM)                 DudinkaC       Khabarovsky Kray (HK)                           KhabarovskD       Yevreyskaya (Jewish) Autonomous Oblast (EA)     BirobidzhanE, F, G Sakhalinskaya Oblast (SL)                       Yuzhno-SakhalinskH       Evenkiysky Autonomous Okrug (EW)                TuraI       Magadanskaya oblast (MG)                        MagadanJ       Amurskaya oblast (AM)                           BlagoveshenskK       Chukotsky Autonomous Okrug (CK)                 Anadyr'L, M, N Primorsky Kray (PK)                             VladivostokO, P    Republic of Buryatia (BU)                       Ulan-UdeQ, R    Republic of Yakutia (Saha) (YA)                 YakutskS, T    Irkutskaya oblast (IR)                          IrkutskU, V    Chitinskaya oblast (CT)                         ChitaW       Republic of Khakassia (HA)                      AbakanX       Koryaksky Autonomous Okrug (KJ)                 PalanaY       Republic of Tuva (TU)                           KyzylZ       Kamchatskaya oblast (KT)                        Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky __________________________________________________________________________ Armenia      EK                Yerevan city. ======= -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moldavia (Moldova) ER ======================6, 7, 8, 9 - In reserve, special event licenses.0 - For foreign amateurs.Suffixes: KAA - KZZ - Club station          AAA - ZZZ - 4 - Category          AA -  ZZ -  1, 2, 3 - CategoryER1     Kishinev, Dubossary, Orgeev, KhyncheshtyER2     Tiraspol, Bendery, KaushanyER3     Beltsy, Rybnitsa, FloreshtyER4     Yedintsy, Drokia, SorokiER5     Kagul, Komrat, Leovo, Chadyr-Lunga  __________________________________________________________________________ Byelorussia  EU. EW. EV. ========================EU - EW1        MinskEU - EW2        Minskaya oblast                         Minsk (Borisov)EU - EW3        Brestskaya oblast                       BrestEU - EW4        Grodnenskaya oblast                     GrodnoEU - EW6        Vitebskaya oblast                       VitebskEU - EW7        Mogilyovskaya oblast                    MogilyovEU - EW8        Gomel'skaya oblast                      GomelEU, EW9         In reserveEU, EW0         For foreign amateursEV5             For special event licensesSuffixes YAA - YZZ                      female operatorSuffixes, beginning with  W, X, Z       Club stationEV1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, Suffixes A - Z   World War II veterans,                                        special memorial event stations. __________________________________________________________________________ Kirghizia  EX. ==============EX2, 8, 0  one-letter suffixes Extra licenseEX6, 7, 8  two-letter suffixes I CategoryEX8, three-letter suffixes - 2, 3 CategoryEX9, second letter in a suffix - W, X, Y, Z - Club stationOblast identification by the 1st letter in a suffix (excluding Extra stations)M       Chuyskaya oblast, Bishkek                       BishkekN       Oshskaya oblast                                 OshP       Narynskaya oblast                               NarynQ       Issyk-kul'skaya oblast                          PrzhevalskT       Talasskaya oblast                               TalasV       Dzhalal-Abadskaya oblast                        Dzhalal-Abad __________________________________________________________________________ Tadjikistan   EY. =================EY1, 2, 3, 0 - In reserveSuffixes ZA - ZZ, ZAA - ZZZ - Club stationEY4     Gorno-Badakhshanskaya Autonomous Oblast        KhorogEY5     Khatlonskaya oblast (region of Kulyab)EY6     Khatlonskaya oblast (region of Kurgan-Tyube)EY7     Leninabadskaya oblast                          KhodzhentEY8     DushanbeEY9     Nurek and Republican subordinate regions __________________________________________________________________________ Turkmenia EZ. =============EZ3     Akhalsky veloyatEZ4     Balkansky veloyatEZ5     Maryisky veloyatEZ6     Dashkhovuzsky veloyatEZ7     Lebapsky veloyatEZ8     AshgabadOne-letter suffixes             Club stationOne-letter suffixes W,X,X,Z     For special event licenses  __________________________________________________________________________Uzbekistan   UK================UK7, 8, 9UJ, UL, UM - In reserveSuffixes WA - ZZ        Club stationU8                      World War II veteransOblast identification by the 1st letter of a suffix:A       TashkentB       Tashkentskaya oblast                            TashkentC       Kashkardar'inskaya oblast                       KarshiD       Syrdar'inskaya oblast                           GulistanF       Andizhanskaya oblast                            AndizhanG       Ferganskaya oblast                              FerganaI       Samarkandskaya oblast                           SamarkandL       Bukharskaya oblast                              BukharaO       Namanganskaya oblast                            NamanganQ       Navoiyskaya oblast                              NavoiT       Surkhandar'inskaya oblast                       TermezU       Khorezmskaya oblast                             UrgenchV       Dzhizakskaya oblast                             DzhizakZ       Karakalpakia                                    Nukus __________________________________________________________________________ Kazakhstan UN =============UN      ordinary licensesUP      For special event licensesSuffixes XA - XZ        Emergency servicesUN1, UO, UQ             In reserveOne-letter suffixes: Extra licenseTwo-letter suffixes: I CategoryThree-letter suffixes: 2, 3, 4 categoryOblast identification by the 1st letter of a suffix:A       Mangistauskaya oblast                           MangistauB       Akmolinskaya oblast                             AkmolinskC       Severo-Kazakhstanskaya oblast                   PetropavlovskD       Semipalatinskaya oblast                         SemipalatinskE       Kokchetavskaya (Kokshetau) oblast               KokchetavF       Pavlodarskaya oblast                            PavlodarG       Alma-Ata (Almaty)I       Aktyubinskaya oblast                            AktyubinskJ       Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast                Ust' KamenogorskK       Kzyl-Ordinskaya oblast                          Kzyl OrdaL       Kustanayskaya oblast                            KustanayM       Ural'skaya oblast                               UralskN       Chimkentskaya oblast                            Chimkent (Shymkent)O       Atyrauskaya oblast                              AtyrauP       Karagandinskaya oblast                          KaragandaQ       Alma-Atinskaya oblast                           Alma-Ata (Alamaty)R       Dzhezkazganskaya oblast                         Dzhezkazgan                                                        (Zhezkazgan)S       Leninsk (Baikonur)T       Dzhambulskaya oblast                            Dzhambul (Zhambyl)V       Taldy-Kurganskaya oblast                        Taldy-Kurgan                                                        (Taldykorgan)Y       rgayskaya oblast                                Arkalyk __________________________________________________________________________ Ukraine  UR-UY. ===============UR - UY         ordinary licensesEM - EO         For special event licensesUV, UW, UZ      In reserveU5              World War II veteransTwo-letter suffixes:            I CategoryThree-letter suffixes:          2, 3, 4 CategiriesSecond letter of a suffix:      W, X, Y, Z - Club stationsUU1-8J, UU0J    Crimea (KR)                            SimferopolUU9J            Sevastopol (SL)Oblast identification by the 1st letter of a suffix:A       Sumskaya oblast (SU)                            SumyB       Ternopolskaya oblast (TE)                       TernopolC       Cherkasskaya oblast (CH)                        CherkassyD       Zakarpatskaya oblast (ZA)                       UzhgorodE       Dnepropetrovskaya oblast (DN)                   DnepropetrovskF       Odesskaya oblast (OD)                           OdessaG       Khersonskaya oblast (HE)                        KhersonH       Poltavskaya oblast (PO)                         PoltavaI       Donetskaya oblast (DO)                          DonetskK       Rovenskaya oblast (RI)                          Rovno (Rivno)L       Kharkovskaya oblast (HA)                        KharkovM       Luganskaya oblast (LU)                          LuganskN       Vinnitskaya oblast (VI)                         VinnitsaP       Volynskaya oblast (VO)                          LutskQ       Zaporozhskaya oblast (ZP)                       ZaporozhieR       Chernigovskaya oblast (CR)                      ChernigovS       Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast (IF)                  Ivano-Frankovsk                                                        (Ivano-Frankivsk)T       Khmelnitskaya oblast (HM)                       KhmelnitskyU       Kievskaya oblast (KO)                           KievU       Kiev (KV)V       Kirovogradskaya oblast (KI)                     KirovogradW       Lvovskaya oblast (LV)                           Lvov (Lviv)X       Zhitomirskaya oblast (ZH)                       ZhitomirY       Chernovitskaya oblast (CN)                      ChernovtsyZ       Nikolaevskaya oblast (NI)                       Nikolaev __________________________________________________________________________ Azerbaijan   4J. 4K. ====================4J, 4K1, 0    For special event licenses and foreign amateurs.Suffixes AWA - ZZZ      Club station         AAA - ZVZ      2, 3 Category         AA - ZZ        1 Category         A - Z          Extra licenses4J2, 4K2        Nakhichevan'4J4-9, 4K4-9    Baku city4J3, 4K3        Azerbaijan territories excluding Baku and Nakhichevan' __________________________________________________________________________ Georgia   4L. ==============4L1, 4L4, 4L6, 4L7, 4L0    ordinary licenses2, 3, 5, 8, 9              In reserveOne-letter suffiz          Extra licenses

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