May 10, 2013

Russia FDC on "Historical Centre of Saint Petersburg"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Historical Centre of Saint Petersburg

Date of Issue : 26 April 2013

The postage stamps depict the building of the Winter Palace, the Admiralty and the St. Isaac Cathedral, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island.

The Admiralty is the first building on the left bank of the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, which has been conceived by Peter I only like a shipyard. From the 1740s the construction of grandiose, festive buildings in appearance in baroque style has been begun. The Winter Palace has been served the main residence of the Russian tsars for many years. At the beginning of the XIX century the city has been decorated with the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island with the Stock Exchange building and the Rostral Columns as well as the St. Isaac Cathedral that has been built during 40 years.

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