December 17, 2015

The 500th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod Stone Kremlin

Russian Post issued a souvenir sheet to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod Stone Kremlin on 5th September 2015.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a unique military and engineering installation of the beginning of the 16th century. Built in 1515, it was considered one of the most complete constructions of Russian military architecture. Nowadays Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a historical and cultural center of Nizhny Novgorod. It houses the Plenipotentiary of the President in the Volga Federal District, regional and city administrations, Art Museum and a Modern Art Center. Since 1958 the Kremlin has been a part of Nizhny Novgorod Historical and Architectural Museum Preserve.

The souvenir sheet depicts a scene of inspection of Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin from the opposite shore of the Volga at the end of the construction in 1515. From left to right: Pietro Francesko (an Italian architect, who built the Nizhny Novgorod Stone Kremlin from 1509 till 1511), boyars from the Tsar’s entourage, builders who took part in the Kremlin construction, Grand Prince Vasily Ivanovich and Nizhny Novgorod Prince Andrey Borisovich Gorbatyi-Shuisky.

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