November 7, three stamps in the series “The Fauna of Russia. Wild Cats” is to be released into circulation

Big wildcats belong to a cat subfamily which includes the largest representatives.  Among wildcats living in the territory of Russia are the leopard, tiger and snow leopard.

The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is the largest and most perfect predator in the world, the only tiger who has adapted to living in the snow. The snow leopard is the only feline representative able to survive in the severe highland conditions. The Amur leopard, also known as the Far Eastern leopard, lives in Khasan and Nadezhdinsky districts of Primorsky Krai and in north-eastern China. The world population of the species is less than 50 nowadays.

The Amur leopard, the Siberian tiger and the snow leopard are protected by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with three stamps and FDC with cancellation (Moscow, Vladivostok) inside.

Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: 15 RUB, 18 RUB, 20 RUB
Size of stamps: 65 × 32,5 mm, size of sheet: 223 × 190,5 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 12 (3x5) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 172 thousand stamps of each subject (43 thousand sheets).

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