On April 7, a stamp dedicated to the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences was put into postal circulation in the frame of a joint issue of the Communications Administrations of the RCC Member Countries

The N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) occupies the location of unique natural forest areas on the territory of Moscow: the Ostankino Oak Grove and the Leonovsky Forest. April 14, 1945, is considered the official date of the Garden foundation. In the period between 1950 and 1970, the main expositions were arranged and collection areas were established in the Main Botanical Garden, which comprise reconstructions of geographical landscapes of the USSR in the Flora Department, a comprehensive collection of ornamental plants and expositions Rose Garden, Continuously Flowering Garden, Garden of Coastal Plants and Shade Garden. The Stock Greenhouse has accumulated one of the largest collections of tropical and subtropical plants in Europe, numbering about 7,000 species and forms. In July 1987, exposition Japanese Garden opened.

The N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the RAS has the richest collections of plants representing the diverse flora of virtually all continents and climatic zones of the globe. The central objective of the activities of the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the RAS is to conduct fundamental scientific research and tackle applied tasks in the field of experimental botany.

The postage stamp provides an image of New Fund Greenhouse buildings and the Laboratory Building of the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden, and the emblem of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Design Artist: N. Karpova.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 58×26 mm, sheet size: 136×129 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).

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