The K. Timiryazev State Biological Museum was founded in 1922 by Boris Zavadovsky, an academician, a prominent expert in physiology, endocrinology, and biology. The Museum is located in a former homestead of Russian collector and philanthropist Pyotr Shchukin, the founder of the Museum of Russian Antiquities.
Nowadays, the collection of the Museum amounts to more than 90,000 depository items. The exposition covers all the branches of biology. The collections are unmatched: anthropological reconstructions (the authors are M. Gerasimov, the author of the method, and his disciples from the Laboratory of Plastic Reconstruction and the Institute of Forensic Medicine); clamshells (the basis of the collection is the materials of A. Lisichenko and A. Sokolov); botanical exhibits (including A. Petunnikov’s herbaria); naturalists’ zoological collections (E. Spangenberg's bird collection); wet preparations of abnormal embryological development; and a lot more. Besides, the collections are being replenished owing to the expeditionary work of the museum staff.
The Museum annually holds about 50 exhibitions, including exhibitions of enthusiasts of cacti, orchids, indoor plants, and the Florists of Moscow Club.
The postage stamp provides an image of exhibits and the building of the K. Timiryazev State Biological Museum.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as an illustrated envelope with a postage stamp, a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow and a label inside.
Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 99 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).