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2018 Russia Lighthouse Souvenir Sheet

On 14 June 2018 Russia released a souvenir sheet commemorating the World Cup held in that country this year. In the lower left margin of the soccer ball we can see the decorative lighthouse in the Kaliningrad Fishing Village on the banks of the Pregolya River. This lighthouse serves no useful purpose for navigation but looks good in the shopping and dining area of the city.

Kaliningrad Fishing Village L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 14 Jun 2018 Kaliningrad Fishing Village L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 14 Jun 2018

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2017 Russia Lighthouse Stamp

On 7 Feb 2017 Russia issued this souvenir sheet to commemorate the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. At the lower right one of the Rostral columns can be seen. The two columns are located on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg and are lighted on special occasions. A rostral is a type of victory column which date to ancient Greece where prows of captured vessels were mounted on the column.

Rostral column L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Feb 2017 Rostral column L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 7 Feb 2017

Rostral column. Photo by Terry Jednaszewski

Rostral column. Photo by Terry Jednaszewski

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