On February 7, a souvenir sheet with three stamps “XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi” will be released into circulation

The opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games will take place on February 7, 2014 at the Fisht stadium, located in the Olympic Park. More than 5,500 athletes and team members from over 80 countries will attend the event, which will be held on February 7 to 23, 2014.

15 winter sports disciplines combined into seven Olympic sports are included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games of 2014: three skating sports, six ski sports, two types of bobsleigh, as well as four separate sports: biathlon, curling, ice hockey and luge. In total, 98 sets of medals will be given away.

The margins of the souvenir sheet carry a QR code with an encrypted link to the www.sochi2014.com website, against the background of Krasnaya Polyana mountain peaks; there are gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals depicted on the postage stamps.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a souvenir sheet and FDCs with cancellation (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi) inside.

Design: A. Drobyshev.
Face values: 25, 50, 75 rub.
Sheet size: 136х80 mm, stamp size in the sheet: 37х26 mm; 26х37 mm.
Circulation: 150 thousand souvenir sheets.

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