On March 7, a souvenir sheet “XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi” will be released into circulation

First-ever Paralympic Winter Games were held in Örnsköldsvik in 1976. The establishment of the contest between disabled people is related to the name of Ludwig Guttmann, a neurologist, who changed the rehabilitation procedure for people having spinal injuries having focused on sport exercises. This idea gave rise to the development of the global sport movement for disabled persons.

For the first time ever, XI Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Russia, Sochi, from March 7 to March 16, 2014. The Ray of Light and Snowflake have been declared to be the Paralympic Mascots.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a souvenir sheet and FDCs with cancellation (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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