May 26, 2012

0224 RUSSIA - Mirages

At first glance, this postcard is out of the pattern of my collection. Only at first glance, because its purpose, the purpose of the collection, is to form an image of each country, with its history and its present,  with its people and their forms of manifestation in daily life, in art or whatever. In this context, this wonderful postcard is no longer out of the pattern that I set, because it seems to me a very Russian landscape. Alexey Arzomasov, the russian photograf who realize this picture, was born in 1971 in the little town Tulun, Irkutsk Oblast, and now lives in Bratsk.

About the stamps
The first two stamps are part of a series with wild animals, issued on 2008, about which I wrote here.

The third, which shows the giant panda, was designed by A. Gribkova and was issued on September 26, 2011, with the occasion of 50th anniversary of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - it's also here.

sender: Yelena / vergi (postcrossing)
sent from Saint Petersburg (Russia), on 29.04.2012
photo: Alexey Arzomasov

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