May 8, 2017

Sights of the cities of St. Petersburg and Ohrid

Russia Post jointly issued a set of 2 stamp on the Sights of the cities of St. Petersburg and Ohrid, Macedonia on 13th December 2016.

St. Petersburg is considered the cultural capital of Russia, there is a large number of architectural ensembles and monuments, museums, cathedrals and garden complexes that impress the imagination with stylistic diversity and splendor. The peculiarities of the architecture of St. Petersburg are the proportionality of urban ensembles, the consideration of the influence of the natural environment and the harmony of various architectural styles.

The city of Ohrid is the pearl of the Republic of Macedonia, the first capital of the Macedonian state, the birthplace of the famous brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Slavonic script. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid in 1980 were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is famous for its architectural monuments, in which Byzantine murals were preserved.

The stamps depict the Cathedral of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity of the Izmailovsky Life Guards Regiment in St. Petersburg and the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Caneo in Ohrid.

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