The theme of birds is quite popular in the issues of postage stamps of the Russian Federation. In 2019, the brand is dedicated to Siberian Cranes. The Siberian Crane, or White Crane, is a species of cranes, endemic to the northern territories of Russia. Sterkh breeds exclusively on the territory of Russia. They are threatened with extinction and are listed in the international lists of the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the convention on international trade in animal CITES, as well as the Red Book of Russia. Currently, the number of the Yakut population of the species (in the wild) is estimated at about 3000 individuals.
The postage stamp depicts a Siberian Crane with a cub and the Europa logo.
In addition to the issue of a postage stamp of JSC “Marka”, an envelope of the first day will be issued and stamps of the first day will be made for Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as a maximum card and art cover, inside - stamps, the first day envelope with cancellation will be issued for St. Petersburg.
Designer: V. Beltyukov.
Rating: 45 r.
Brand size: 50 × 37 mm; sheet size: 170 × 168 mm.
Form release: sheet with decorated fields of 12 (3 × 4) marks.
Circulation: 180 thousand marks (15 thousand sheets).