A fable is a story in prose or verse of sententious or satiric character, with a short lesson (a moral) in the beginning or in the end. The characters are often animals, plants or inanimate objects given human qualities, ridiculing human faults.
The postage stamps feature illustrations to such fables as The Rooster and the Pearl
by Vasily Trediakovsky, The Wolf and the Crane
by Aleksandr Sumarokov, The Fox and Grape
by Ivan Krylov and The Hare and the Tortoise
by Sergey Mikhalkov.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with the stamps and first day covers with cancellation (Moscow) inside
Design: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×50 mm, size of sheet: 168×176 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 12 (4×3) stamps.
Circulation: 150,000 stamps each (50,000 sheets).