Sunday, 22 February 2009

Wooden churches cover from Russia

Another beautiful cover with a sheet from Alexander, from the city of Astrakhan. It was sent on 10 February 2009 and reached me in 6 days. The Kizhi Pogost is an ensemble of wooden churches, chapels and houses on an island on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia.

On 31 July 2008 the Russian post issued, in 100,000 copies, this souvenir sheet featuring the most significant buildings of this UNESCO World Heritage Site: the 22-domed Transfiguration Church (1714), the smaller, 9-domed Intercession Church (also known as the "winter church") built in 1764, and the belltower which was built in 1874. Fantastic!

I covered a similar topic here.

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