Monday, September 14, 2009

Russia Symbol FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The Historical Character of St. Petersburg - Ship on the Spire of the Admiralty
Date of Issue: 06 August 2009

Admiralty - one of the masterpieces of architecture of St. Petersburg, a monument of Russian classicism. Ship on its spire is one of the symbols of the city along with the Bronze Horseman and the Palace Bridge.

It is believed that the prototype ship became the first Russian ship - a frigate "Eagle", which was built by Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in 1667-1669 gg.

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