Sunday, 28 November 2010
Postcard from Russia no. 2
A beautiful panoramic postcard received in September 2010 from Dalnerechensk, Russia, showing a vista of the city of Vladivostok, the capital of Primorsky Kray in Russian Far East on the Pacific Ocean, the terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In 2010 Vladivostok celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding, which is also commemorated by the 7.70 rouble stamp with the city's coat of arms (tiger on the rock). The other smaller stamp shows the coat of arms of the city of Yaroslavl (both issued on 27 August 2010), and the large 2 rouble stamp, issued in 2002, shows the portrait of admiral P. S. Nakhimov (1802-1855), who during the Crimean War defeated the Turkish fleet. The small hare definitive is part of the fifth issue of definitive stamps (2008). Thank you, Elena!