The back of the card is almost as beautiful as its front... Thanks a lot CharlesLing!!
Wonderful matching stamps:
World Cultural Heritage in Russia
(Issued 17-07-2009) andThe 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Aram Khachaturyan (composer) stamp.
The Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea, near the Arctic Circle. They have been inhabited since the 5th century B.C. and important traces of a human presence from as far back as the 5th millennium B.C. can be found there. The archipelago has been the site of fervent monastic activity since the 15th century, and there are several churches dating from the 16th to the 19th century.