Postage Stamp Issued for the 100th Anniversary of the Caucasian Reserve

Postage Stamp Issued for the 100th Anniversary of the Caucasian Reserve


The ceremony of extinguishing was held by Russian Post. The fields of the souvenir sheet depict the surroundings of the reserve, as well as the jubilee emblem. The circulation of the souvenir sheet is 18 thousand copies, and the denomination is 200 rubles.

"The stamps have already arrived at the post offices of Krasnodar and Sochi. In addition to them, first day envelopes have been issued and special cancellation stamps have been made for these two cities, as well as Maykop, Moscow and Cherkessk. An art cover has also been released, inside which are a souvenir sheet, a vignette, first day envelopes with cancellation for Moscow," - said Irina Makarenko, the chief specialist in corporate communications of the Krasnodar Territory Federal Postal Service Department of JSC Russian Post.

On May 12, it was exactly 100 years since the founding of the Caucasian State Natural Biosphere Reserve, which is the largest mountain-forest reserve in Europe and the main component of the "Western Caucasus" object from the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. Its total area exceeds 280 thousand hectares, it is located in the Krasnodar Territory, Adygea and Karachay-Cherkessia and borders on Abkhazia. The bison population, which lives in the Caucasian Reserve, was completely exterminated in 1927. Scientists have made great efforts to restore it by crossing bison hybrids and bison brought here from the Askania-Nova steppe reserve with the Caucasian subspecies. Today, the number of the species exceeds 1,100 individuals.

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