Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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“.
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.
Oleg sent me this nice cover from Kazan, Russia, thanks! The cover was posted on July 21, 2009.