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Monday, June 5, 2017

Russia 2017 - The 125th Foundation Anniversary of the Sochi Arboretum




COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 29 March 2017
CIRCULATION: 100 000
STAMP SIZE: 36.5 x 29 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: A. Povarihin



Russian flora is distinguished by its diversity — there are more than 12,500 species of plants, approximately 5,000 mosses and lichens, and as many as 11,000 fungi. The plant kingdom of the Caucasus Black Sea coast is exceptionally rich, which is stipulated by the terrain and several different climate zones present within the region. The best plant collections are showcased in Arboretum Park situated in the resort city of Sochi, Krasnodar Krai.

The postage stamps feature plants growing in Arboretum Park, such as the green snowdrop, Erythronium caucasicum, the date-plum, and the eastern sowbread. 







Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post