September 5, a souvenir sheet with one stamp “World Cultural Heritage of Russia. Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoe”

The Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye is a masterpiece of the world architecture and the first Orthodox stone tent-shaped church built in Russia. It was erected on the right bank of the Moscow River in the Kolomenskoye village in 1528-1532 by Italian architects.

The design of the building which is 62 m high is centre-oriented. The interior is small but seems rather spacious due to the absence of columns and pillars. The church was created as a symbol of power of Moscow Grand Dukes.

The Church of the Ascension has undergone several reconstructions, with the last one finished in 2007. The church was included in the conservation area of the Kolomenskoye Museum in Soviet times and the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1994.

The souvenir sheet depicts the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with the souvenir sheet and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: А. Moskovets.
Face value: 45 RUB.
Size of souvenir sheet: 71×85 mm  (maximum width and length), size of stamp in the sheet: 30×42 mm.
Circulation: 75 thousand souvenir sheets.

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