September 1, a postage stamp dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the city of Ulan-Ude is issued

Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia. The city was founded in 1666 as a Cossack winter settlement of Udinskoye; from 1783, it was called Verkhneudinsk. Later, the town was renamed Ulan-Ude in 1934.

The city is a major industrial center of East Siberia and an important transport hub of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Nowadays Ulan-Ude is also a leading scientific center of Siberia and the Russia’s Far East. Fundamental science is represented by the Buryat Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It comprises five 5 research institutes, whose spheres are management of natural resources, Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan studies, general and experimental biology, geology, material physics, as well as scientific institutions of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The postage stamp features the coat of arms of Ulan-Ude against the background of the fountain at the Teatralnaya Square and Tsidinzhapov Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture a first day cover and first day postmarks for Moscow and Ulan-Ude.

Design: O. Shushlebina
Face value: 24.00 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 390,000 stamps (26,000 sheets).

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