The coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast was adopted on December 17, 2001. It is a quadrangular heraldic shield with rounded lower corners and pointed tip.
The modern coat of arms of Astrakhan was approved by the Astrakhan City Council. It features a crown of a particular shape above a silver sword in an azure heraldic shield. The coat of arms of Astrakhan is a quadrangular French heraldic shield with rounded lower corners and pointed lower tip.
The postage stamp depicts the coat of arms of Astrakhan, and the souvenir sheet margins feature the coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast and a map of the Russian Federation with the region highlighted in color.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Astrakhan.
Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 60 RUB.
Size of sheet: 90×60 mm, size of stamp in sheet: 30×42 mm.
Circulation: 85,000 copies.