December 6, 2015

2103 RUSSIA (Republic of Buryatia) - Red poppies in Buryatia mountains

Located in the south-central region of Siberia, along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal, Buryatia consists of a complex of mountain ranges (which cover 80% of the territory), plateaus, basins, and river valleys. It includes the Sayan Mountains in the panhandle, which rise to over 3,000 metres; the Khamar-Daban Range, which rises from the southern end of Lake Baikal; the Barguzin Mountains, which parallel the lake’s northeastern shore; the Vitim Plateau in the northeast; and the Yablonovo Range on the republic’s eastern border.

About the stamps
The first two stamps are part of a definitive series about which I wrote here. The last stamp is part of a series depicting the mascots of XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014, about which I wrote here.

Sender: Policheva Viktoriya
Sent from Ulan-Ude (Republic of Buryatia / Russia), on 28.04.2014 

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