Name: Russian Kremlins (6th Definitive Issue)
Date of Issue: 01 October 2009
4.00: Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, as it is supposed, was erected in the beginning of ХVI century under the direction of the Italian military engineer and architect Peter Fryazin. On the territory of the Kremlin there is the Michael-Arhagnelsky Cathedral, which was built in 1631 in honor of the victory of militia in 1612. Kuzma Minin is buried there, and also the monument to Minin and Pozharsky is established there.
10P.: Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin is one of the greatest monuments of the history of Russia. Aboriginal сenter of the national craft and culture, it attracted the best town-planners, carpenters, blacksmiths, artists and all artisan people who brought with them the experience and skills of the peoples. Moscow Kremlin has been used as a sample for the construction of many Kremlins in other cities of the Old Russian State.
50P.: Tobolsk Kremlin
Tobolsk Kremlin - the only stone Kremlin in whole Siberia. It is known, that "exile" alarm bell from Uglich was hanging there for some time, on a purpose-built belltower, which townspeople rang after the murder of Tsarevich Dmitry. By order of Basil Shuisky, "ear" and "tongue" of the bell (like it was a human) were pulled out, and in 1592 the bell was exiled to Siberia.
Comment: This issue contains 12 denominations: 1.00; 1.50; 2.00; 2.50; 3.00; 4.00; 5.00; 6.00; 10P.; 25P.; 50P.; 100P.. Every denomination stamp issues a single FDC, it's very difficult to collect complete FDCs of this issue.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009