Great official (RU-1135528)... St Petersburg is certainly known by the number and variety of beautiful churches... Lots of them are on postcards!! Thans Olya!!
(Issued July 10 2009) For 100th Anniversary of the Birth of M.L.Mil (1909-1970), designer of the Mi-28 Helikopter.
The second stamp shows
Afanasy Lavrentievich Ordin-Naschokin (1605–1680) one of the greatest Russian statesmen of the 17th C.(issued October 21 2011)
The Cathedral of the Lord's Transfiguration of all the Guards is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and has the rare distinction of never being closed by the Soviets.