Russian Arctic National Park is the most northern natural area of preferential protection in Russia situated on two polar archipelagos.
National park’s unique location determines its several peculiarities and provides for drastic biodiversity. Bowhead whales live at sea near the islands all the year round, and narwhals, rare sea unicorns, usually approach the land. In spring, polar bears are born here and start their journey through the ice.
The main tasks of the Russian Arctic National Park are to conserve natural complexes and objects, to protect rare species of animals and plants, and to carry out educational and research activities. Russian Arctic is of huge interest for developing ecological and recreational tourism.
The souvenir sheet depicts a polar bear, a characteristic landscape of the national park and its logo.
Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured a first day cover and first day postmarks for Moscow and Arkhangelsk, as well as an illustrated cover
with the souvenir sheet and first day cover with cancellation (Moscow) inside. Moreover, a stamp booklet is to be released in September 2016.
Design: A. Kradyshev.
Face value: 80 RUB each stamp.
Size of sheet: 115×65 mm, size of stamp: 65×32.5 mm.
Circulation: 75,000 stamps.