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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Russia 2016
Kontinental Hockey League KHL - 2016 Gagarin Cup.




COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 20 February 2016
CIRCULATION: 342 000
STAMP SIZE: 37 x 37 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: P. Komca






The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is an open international ice hockey league founded in 2008. It is the strongest league in Europe comprising hockey clubs from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland.

The ultimate trophy of the competition, the Gagarin Cup, is awarded to the winner of the KHL final playoff series and is a challenge prize. The trophy is handed over to the captain of the winning team at the championship closing ceremony. The owner of this award receives the title of the Champion of Russia regardless of the team’s national affiliation. The 16 best teams of the KHL regular season compete for the Gagarin Cup in series of up to four victories.




Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post