August 30, two postage stamps dedicated to the Aleksandrovsky Kremlin and Vologda Kremlin to be issued as part the Russian City Fortresses series

The Aleksandrovsky Kremlin or the Aleksandrovskaya village is an ancient Russian fortress known from mid-14th century. Ivan the Terrible makes the Aleksandrovsky Kremlin the headquarters for negotiating with foreign ambassadors to sign government treaties and receive ambassadors from different states and the Pope.

The Vologodsky Kremlin is a historical and architectural ensemble in Vologda founded as a fortress in 1567 by the order of Ivan the Terrible. It was used as a fortification in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The postage stamps feature the Aleksandrovsky Kremlin and Vologodsky Kremlin.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day cover and special cancellation postmark for Moscow, Aleksandrov, Vladimir Region, and Vologda.

Design: K. Beterdinova.
Face values: 22 RUB and 41 RUB.
Size of stamp: 38×23 mm, size of sheet: 200×304.8 mm.
Issue form: 40 stamps on sheet (4 segments 10 (2х5 stamps) on each).
Circulation: 50,180,000 postage stamps (Aleksandrovsky Kremlin).
Circulation: 30,180,000 postage stamps (Vologodsky Kremlin).

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