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Some Postcrossing cards from two users in Russia:


First is this view of the Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg. Behind the bridge you can see the Peter and Paul Fortress. Konstantin, the sender, writes that the Palace Bridge is a symbol of the city. Konstantin used this nice stamp of what look like speed skaters:

The stamp celebrates the 2014 Winter Olympics which are taking place in Sochi, Russia. The second card shows the Royal Gates in Kaliningrad:

Kaliningrad is in that part of Russia between Poland and Lithuania that is separate from the rest of Russia (it’s an exclave). The three statues in the center of the gate are (from left to right) King Ottakar II, Frederick I of Prussia, and Duke Albert, Prussia’s first duke.