November 8, 2016

2859 RUSSIA (Leningrad Oblast) - Z Geodetic Point in Hogland - 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. Two of the geodetic points are located in Russia, both, i.e. Maki-Paalys Point and Z Point, on the small Hogland Island in the Gulf of Finland, at about 180 km west from Saint Petersburg and 35 km from the coast of Finland. The two points were established on the hill Mäkiinpäällys in 1826, and in memory of the historic event, here were placed two memorial plaque.

About the stamps

The first two stamps are part of the series Amber Room. The State Museum Tsarskoje Selo, designed by Sergey Lemeshko and issued on May 25, 2004. All three stamps have the same face value, 5 RUB.
1172 - It's on the postcard 2859
1173 - It's on the postcard 2859

The last stamp is part of the series FIFA Football World Cup 2018 - Russia, designed by O. Shushlebina. The 21st edition of FIFA World Cup will take place from 14 June until 15 July 2018, on 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities. It will be the first time when the tournament is held simultaneously across two continents, Europe and Asia.

• Luzhniki Stadium (21 RUB)
• Spartak Stadium (21 RUB) - It's on the postcard 2859
• Fisht Stadium (21 RUB)
• Kazan Arena (21 RUB)

• Volgograd Arena (21.5 RUB)
• Ekaterinburg Arena (21.5 RUB)
• Rostov Arena (21.5 RUB) - It's on the postcard 2998
• Samara Arena (21.5 RUB)

Sender: Olga Dorogova
Sent from Pskov (Pskov Oblast / Russia), on 21.10.2016

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