June 5, a postage stamp dedicated to the Year of Ecology to be issued

The year 2017 is declared a Year of Ecology in Russia with the aim to raise ecological awareness, preserve Russia’s biodiversity and provide ecological safety. A large number of events aimed at developing reserve management and studies, their promotion and increasing public support for natural areas of preferential protection (NAPP) are planned. The federal NAPP system comprises 103 state nature reserves, 49 national parks and 64 state wildlife sanctuaries currently.

The stamp features the Year of Ecology logo against the background of a typical Russian landscape.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture a first day cover and first day postmark for Moscow.

Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 22 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 131×131 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 225,000 stamps (25,000 sheets).

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