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Here are two more cards from Vicky in Russia; these two are Russian UNESCO sites:

First there is the Solovetsky Monastery, which was founded in 1436. In addition to being a monastery, it was also an important frontier fortress in the 16th and 17th centuries, a prison camp in the early 20th century, and now it is a museum.

This is the Church of Elijah the Prophet, which is part of the Historic Center of Yaroslavl site. Yaroslavl is one of the historic Golden Ring cities surrounding Moscow, and is well known for its lovely architecture.

Once again Vicky has used some excellent stamps:

The snowflake shaped stamp says “Happy New Year!” The stamps in the middle show the Natural World Heritage Golden Mountains of Altai. The far right stamp is a Europa stamp from 2004, when the theme was “Holidays.”

The second set of stamps shows a Zenit rocket, a boat and plane for Antarctic exploration, and a KA-32 which is a civilian-use helicopter. I love how the stamps are as interesting as the cards! Thanks again, Vicky!

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