Thursday, April 23, 2015

UNESCO Churches in Kizhi, Russia

Kizhi ensemble

This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with eight 2008 animal stamps from Russia.

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Kizhi Pogost is a historical site dating from the 17th century on Kizhi island. The island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. The pogost is famous for its beauty and longevity, despite that it is built exclusively of wood. In 1990, it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites and in 1993 listed as a Russian Cultural Heritage site.
four of these fox's 1.00
one lynx stamp 2.00
one moose 5.00
and two bear stamps 10 p.

1 comment:

Sabinka said...

I have the same! It`s beautiful