Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Russia 2016 - The 350th Foundation Anniversary of Ulan-Ude City

ISSUE DATE: 1 September 2016
STAMP SIZE: 42 x 30 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: O. Shushlebina

Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia. The city was founded in 1666 as a Cossack winter settlement of Udinskoye; from 1783, it was called Verkhneudinsk. Later, the town was renamed Ulan-Ude in 1934.

The city is a major industrial center of East Siberia and an important transport hub of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Nowadays Ulan-Ude is also a leading scientific center of Siberia and the Russia’s Far East. Fundamental science is represented by the Buryat Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It comprises five 5 research institutes, whose spheres are management of natural resources, Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan studies, general and experimental biology, geology, material physics, as well as scientific institutions of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The postage stamp features the coat of arms of Ulan-Ude against the background of the fountain on the Teatralnaya Square and Tsidinzhapov Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.

Stamp images thanks to Russian Post

Russian Post