August 6, a postage stamp dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Omsk is issued

Omsk was founded in 1716 as frontier fortress for protection from nomad raids and as a stronghold for Russian conquest of Siberia. In the 19th century after the construction of the Western section of the Siberian railway, which connected Omsk with the other centers of Siberia, began an intensive economic development of Omsk.

Nowadays, Omsk is a major industrial cluster with enterprises of various industries and the most important port on the Irtysh; also it is a strategic transport hub of Siberia. Omsk takes the 8th place in number of inhabitants in Russia.

The postage stamp features the architectural objects of the city: a monument “Soldier” on the background of the Omsk Fire Tower, Omsk State Agrarian University named after P.A. Stolypin and a residential building “House with a Spire”.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured a first day cover and a first day stamp for Moscow and Omsk.

Design: G.Shegol
Face value: 24.00 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 465,000 stamps (31,000 sheets).

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