In the area are more than 25,000 lakes, which are between 180-420m deep, and together they form the second largest store of fresh water in Russia by capacity after Lake Baikal. They form whole ecosystems, spread over lots of tens of kilometers. Actually "Putorana” comes from the Ewenki language and translates to "the country of lakes with steep banks". Russia's geographical center, Lake Vivi, is situated on the plate. In the postcard is Lake Lama, of tectonic origin, with 100 km long and up to 20 km wide, investigated only in 1921.
About the stamps
The first two stamps are part of a series dedicated to Russian Kremlins, about which I wrote here. The last stamp, depicting the painting The Bouquet by Viktor Maly (2005), is part of the third set of the series The contemporary art of Russia, about which I wrote here.
Putorana Plateau - Wikipedia
Putorana Plateau - UNESCO official website
sender: Eugene Volodin (direct swap)
sent from Ussuriisk (Primorsky Krai / Russia), on 14.12.2013
photo: Sergey Drozd