April 2, 2016

2428 MOLDOVA - Rudi Geodetic Point - part of Struve Geodetic Arc (UNESCO WHS)


The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea (designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005), about which I wrote here. In Oblast of Moldavia and Bessarabia, back then in Russian Empire, were 27 observation points, but UNESCO included only one in World Heritage Site, located near Rudi village, in Soroca district. This point was set up in 1847, and the obelisk was opened on June 17, 2006.

About the stamp
The first stamp is part of the series Local Coats of Arms - Definitive Stamps, issued on March 7, 2015. The issue comprises six stamps, designed by Nicolae Sîrbu:
• Arms of the City of Căuşeni (0.10 MDL)
• Arms of the City of Hînceşti (0.25 MDL)
• Arms of the City of Ungheni (1.00 MDL)
• Arms of the City of Orhei (1.20 MDL)
• Arms of the Municipality of Bălţi (3.00 MDL)
• Arms of the Municipality of Chişinău (5.00 MDL) - It's on the postcard 2428


The second stamp, actually a perfored souvenir sheet designed by Oleg Cojocaru, was issued on February 11, 2016 to mark 200 years since the establishment of the Struve Geodetic Arc.

Sender: Mihnea Răducu
Sent from Chişinău (Chişinău / Moldova), on 26.02.2015
Design: Alexandr Kornienko

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