Thursday, November 20, 2014

Church of the Ascension, UNESCO Site in Moscow, Russia

Unesco World Heritage Site

Moscow. The Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye

This postcard is postmarked in 2014 with three Russian stamps.

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The Church of the Ascension was built in 1532 on the imperial estate of Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible').  It is one of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure.
Russia stamp 2012
Traditional Costumes
15 p. 
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Russia stamp 2012
The 1150th Anniversary of the Russian Statehood
10 p. 
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Russia stamp 2004
The 125th Birth Anniversary of P.P.Bazhov