Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

#564 Russia 12/01/06

Thanks, Victor, for sending this nice cover from Russia! It was posted in Bozoy (БОЗОЙ) in the Irkutsk Oblast on January 6 and arrived on January 20, 2012.

The definitive on the left was issued on 29 August 2008; it depicts a bear. The EUROPA stamp was issued on May 5, 2011.

See also: #512 Russia 11/08/04

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#544 Russia 11/07/15

Thank you, Tanya, for sending this nice cover from Moscow (Москва́), Russia! It was posted on July 15 and arrived on July 25, 2011.

The top left stamp is part of the set “Old Carriages”, which was issued on July 25, 2002. It depicts a closed sleigh of Moscow 1732.

The top middle stamp was issued on September 26, 2007. It is part of the joint issue set Russia/PDR Korea and depicts the flower Gladiolus gandavensis.

The stamp top right is part of the bridges set (issued on November 28, 2008) and commemorates the Zhivopisnyi Bridge (Живописный Мост) across Moskva River.

The two definitives on the left were issued on August 29, 2008, and depicts a hare and a fox. The bottom middle stamp is part of the beetles set and depicts a Lucanus cervus. It was issued on July 22, 2003.

Finally, the last stamp commemorates the 1946 bicycle ZiCh-1 (ЗиЧ-1). This bicycle stamp set was issued on December 11, 2008.

See also: Russia 08/11/28

#513 Russia 10/10/27

Alexander sent me this nice letter from Russia, thank you! It was posted in Kolomna on October 27, 2010.

The attached stamps are part of the set “50th Anniversary of Nuclear Russian Navy”, which was issued on June 18, 2009. It depicts the nuclear icebreaker “Lenin“.

See also: #459 Russia 10/10/27

#512 Russia 11/08/04

Victor sent me this nice cover from Russia, thank you! It was posted in Bozoy of the Irkutsk Oblast on August 4 and arrived on August 17, 2011.

There are two 1998 definitives on the left and a set of two painting stamps on the right. The right stamp set was issued on March 19, 2010. It commemorates the 275th Anniversary of Birth of Fyodor Rokotov (1736-1808). The left stamp depicts a portrait of Knyaz D.M. Golitsyn and the right one a portrait of Countess E.A. Musina-Pushkina.

#500 Russia 11/06/29

The 500th cover, which I present, is a very special one. It is the official mail, which was on board of the Gagarin anniversary rocket RSM-54.

The rocket flight took place on June 29, 2011. The cover shows the blue boarding postmark, the red space mail postmark, and the postmarks of the start in Severomorsk (Северомо́рск) and landing in Viluchinsk (Вилючинск).

The stamp commemorates the 75th anniversary of the birth of Yuri. A. Gagarin (1934-1968). It was issued on March 6, 2009.

Less than 2000 copies of this cover were transported by the rocket.

#459 Russia 10/10/27

Alexandr sent me this nice cover from Kolomna, Russia, thank you!

The stamp is part of the set “50th Anniversary of Nuclear Russian Navy”, which was issued on June 18, 2009. It depicts an atomic ice breaker.

#440 Russia 10/03/15

Alexandr sent me this nice cover from Astrakhan, Russia, thank you! It was posted on March 15 and arrived on March 24, 2010.

The 2010 mini-sheet commemorates the famous author Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).

#365 Russia 10/04/18

Thank you, Alexander, for this beautiful cover from St. Petersburg. It was posted on April18 and arrived on April 28.

The left stamp was issued on July 25, 2008; it commemorates the Pokrovsk Cathedral. The middle stamp is part of the definitives set “Russian Kremlins” (issued on October 1, 2009); it depicts the Rostov Kremlin. The right stamp was issued on November 30, 2009. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.

#269 Russia 10/01/10

Vladimir sent me this beautiful cover from Krasnodar, Russia, thank you!

The top left definitive depicts the Pavlovsk Palace; it was issued on December 16, 2002.

The bottom left stamp is part of the definitives set “Russian Kremlins” (issued on October 1, 2009) and depicts the Astrakhan Kremlin.

The two commemoratives at the right were issued on September 23, 2009. They are psrt of the set “Culture of Russian People” and depict 19th century head dresses of the provinces (oblasts) Novgorod and Yaroslavl.

#263 Russia 09/11/30

Thank you very much, Vladimir, for this nice cover from Krasnodar, Russia!

The left stamp was issued on July 4, 2005. It is part of the lighthouses set and depicts a lighthouse on the Solovetsky Islands. The middle stamp was issued on October 1, 2009, and is part of the definitive series “Russian Kremlins”. It depicts the Moscow Kremlin. The right stamp commemorates the 200th birthday of Vladimir Istomin (1809-1855), the “Hero of the Siege of Sevastopol“.

#241 Russia 09/04/13

Alexandr sent me this nice cover from Astrakhan, thank you!

The attached mini-sheet was issued on March 16, 2009. It commemorates the 150th birthday of A. S. Popov (1859-1906), a Russian physicist, electrical engineer, and radio pioneer.

The three definitives on the left were issued on August 29, 2008. They depict a fox.

#234 Russia 09/04/07

This nice cover from Russia was sent to me by Alexander on April 7, 2009, from Kolomna. Thank you!

I already wrote about the Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907) mini-sheet in this article.

#166 Russia 09/07/21

Russia 090721Oleg sent me this nice cover from Kazan, Russia, thanks! The cover was posted on July 21, 2009.

#161 Russia 09/06/23

Russia 090623Cover from Russia, posted in Bozoy on June 23, 2009.

On the left there are three definitives and on the right there are two stamps commemorating the physicist and Nobel Prize winner Ilya Frank (1908-1990) and the physicist Lev Landau (1908-1968).

Thank you, Victor!

#121 Russia 09/03/18

russia-090318Thank you, Alexandr, for this beautiful cover from Astrakhan, Russia!

Alexandr attached the Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907) mini-sheet, which was issued on February 6, 2009, and three definitive stamps.

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