March 29, four postage stamps dedicated to the 125 th anniversary of the Sochi Arboretum to be issued as part of the Russian Flora series

Russian flora is distinguished by its diversity — there are more than 12,500 species of plants, approximately 5,000 mosses and lichens, and as many as 11,000 fungi. The plant kingdom of the Caucasus Black Sea coast is exceptionally rich, which is stipulated by the terrain and several different climate zones present within the region. The best plant collections are showcased in Arboretum Park situated in the resort city of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai

The postage stamps feature plants growing in Arboretum Park, such as the green snowdrop, Erythronium caucasicum, the date-plum, and the eastern sowbread.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with the postage stamps and first day covers with cancellation (Moscow and Sochi, Krasnodar Krai) inside, as well as 4 maximum cards

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 29 RUB.
Size of stamp: 36.5×29 mm, size of sheet: 100×150 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation: 100,000 stamps each (50,000 sheets).

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