April 22, a postage stamp dedicated to Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park, a gem of the Caucasian Mineral Waters resort region, has been issued

Kislovodsk, a resort of federal importance, has unique natural therapeutic resources — a salubrious climate, mineral springs, picturesque landscape, as well as diverse flora and fauna. Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park is the largest man-made site in the European part of Russia. It was established in the Olkhovka River valley, on the slopes of the Dzhinalsky Ridge, in 1823 by the order of General Alexey Yermolov.

The park comprises unique architectural, historical and cultural monuments, more than 250 species of local and exotic trees and bushes, as well as the famous Narzan mineral spring. More than 800 species of various flowering grass and gramineous herbaceous plants grow on the meadows. The park provides particularly favorable conditions for terrainkur, landscape therapy, aerophytotherapy and prospects for climatotherapy development.

In 2015, the Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park complex was listed as a Cultural Heritage Object of Federal Importance.

The postage stamp features one of the Park’s cultural heritage objects, Cascade Stairs (1936, architectures L.S. Zalesskaya and K.A. Shevchenko).

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured an illustrated cover with a block of four stamps sheet and first day covers with cancellations (Moscow and Kislovodsk, Stavropol Krai) inside.

Design: N. Karpova.
Face value: 23 RUB.
Size of stamp: 65×32.5 mm, size of sheet: 154×154 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 7 (2×4) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 259,000 stamps (37,000 sheets).

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