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Monday, April 25, 2016

Russia 2016
Kislovodsk Treatment Resort Park


COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 22 April 2016
CIRCULATION: 259 000
STAMP SIZE: 65 x 32.5 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: N. Karpova







Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park is the largest man-made site in the European part of Russia. The park was established in the Olkhovka River valley, on the slopes of the Dzhinalsky Ridge in 1823 at the order of General Alexey Yermolov.



The park comprises unique architectural, historical and cultural monuments, more than 250 species of local and exotic trees and bushes, as well as the famous Narzan mineral spring. More than 800 species of various flowering grass and gramineous herbaceous plants grow on the meadows. The park provides particularly favorable conditions for terrainkur, landscape therapy, aerophytotherapy and prospects for climatotherapy development.


In 2015, the Kislovodsk Sanatory Health Resort Park complex was listed as a Cultural Heritage Object of Federal Importance.

The postage stamp features one of the Park’s cultural heritage objects, Cascade Stairs (1936, architectures L.S. Zalesskaya and K.A. Shevchenko).




 
Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post