January 13, a postage stamp of a Joint Issue of the RCC Member-Countries Communication Administrations. National Cuisine is to be released into circulation

An integral part of every national culture is a cuisine. World-famous Russian cuisine boasts diversity and abundance. Throughout its centuries-old history, cookery in Russia was enriched by a lot of recipes of delicious dishes.

Russian cuisine is distinguished by various sour, salted and retted vegetables, fruits and mushrooms, as well as a multitude of delicacies: sturgeon, salmon, salmon roe and caviar, cold boiled pork, etc. Profusion of soups is also a tradition, the best-known are okroshka, shchi, borsch, rassolnik, solyanka, kalya, ukha, botvinia.

The postage stamp depicts a still life of the traditional Russian cuisine.

An illustrated cover with a postage stamp and a FDC with cancellation (Moscow) prepared for the release by FSUE "Marka" Publishing and Trading Centre in addition to the issue.

Design: V. Beltyukov
Face value: 21 RUB
Size of a stamp: 37 × 50 mm; size of a souvenir sheet: 168 × 170 mm
Circulation: 480 thousand copies (40 thousand sheets).

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