Saint Petersburg is among the most beautiful and undamaged cities of the world from an artistical point of view. The Northern capital differs by its logic nature of the space composition, including severe straight streets, spacious squares as well as numerous channels, bridges, embankments, gardens and parks.
The Admiralty is the first building on the left bank of the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, which has been conceived by Peter I only like a shipyard. The place wasn’t chosen by chance: the Neva River is wide enough to launch ships from stocks. From the 1740s the construction of grandiose, festive buildings in appearance in baroque style has been begun. The most influential representative of this direction V.V. Rastrelli has created one of the most outstanding monuments of the Saint Petersburg’s baroque – the Winter Palace that has been served the main residence of the Russian tsars for many years. At the beginning of the XIX century the city has been decorated with the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island with the Stock Exchange building and the Rostral Columns as well as the St. Isaac Cathedral that has been built during 40 years.
The illustrated cover is prepared for the issue; there is a stamp sheet and FDC with cancellation inside of it.
The postage stamps depict the building of the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and the St. Isaac Cathedral, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.
Design: O. Ivanova.
Denomination: 10 rubles, 15 rubles, 20 rubles
Size of stamps: 58х26 mm, size of se-tenant: 174х26 mm, size of sheet: 194х124 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 12 (3х4) stamps (4 horizontal se-tenants).
Circulation: 220 thousand se-tenants (55 thousand stamp sheets).