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Tuva, Ossetya and other "republics" are not autonomies, dependiies or territories. They have no special status, different from other Russian regions. Just another name, but the same status. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:47, 2 December 2009 (UTC)