Sunday, 19 April 2009
Cover from Russia no. 6
Another great cover received on 30 March 2009 from Alex in Astrakhan, Russia, with stamps of my favourite topic: regions. This time there is a 5 ruble stamp of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region issued on 6 January 2004, with a print-run of 200,000, featuring Boldino hall, a tower of the Nizhegorodsky Kremlin, the Nizhegorodskaya Fair building, a monument to Seraphim Sarovsky in Sarov and also productions of the local handicrafts. The other stamp was issued on 20 May 2008, in a series of 5 (print-run 210,000), presenting the Sverdlovsk Region in the Ural Mountains, and with it its landscape, malachite, and also the Nevjansky inclined tower, which is the unique monument of architecture of the first quarter of the XVIII century. The last stamp is from 13 November 2008 and commemorates the 15th anniversary of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (print-run 700,000).