December 18, a joint postage stamp issue dedicated to architecture between the Russian Federation and the Democratic Social Republic of Sri Lanka to be put into circulation


A bilateral relationship between the two countries was established on 19 February 1957. In the 1960s the states signed bilateral agreements in the field of trade, economic cooperation, science, technology, education and culture. Sri Lanka is becoming a popular tourist resort among Russian travellers. About 70 000 tourists from Russia have come to visit Sri Lanka over the last years.

The postage stamps depict Bakhchisaray Assumption Monastery and the Golden Temple of Dambulla.

In addition to the stamps, JSC Marka is to issue FDCs and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Bakhchisaray in the Republic of Crimea. A souvenir pack with illustrated cover and the stamps of the two countries is scheduled to be released too.

Design: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 108×150 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation: 100 thousand copies of each value (25 thousand sheets of each value).

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