St Michael’s Castle is a former royal residence in the center of Saint Petersburg, and a major architectural landmark of 18–19 centuries. It was built as a water castle for Emperor Paul I by architects Vincenzo Brenna and Vasily Bazhenov in 1797–1801.
The postage stamp features St Michael's Castle and the EUROPA logo.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with the postage stamp and first day cover with cancellation (Moscow) inside and a maximum card, as well as special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and St Petersburg.
Design: G. Schegol.
Face value: 24 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 420,000 stamps (28,000 sheets).