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2019 Russia Lighthouse Stamp

On 13 August 2019 Russia issued a stamp that is very similar to the ones issued in 2005 and 2006. The 2019 stamp depicts Tolbukhin Lighthouse which is located in the Gulf of Finland near Kotlin Island which is the home of Russia’s Baltic fleet. The first lighthouse at this location was ordered by Peter the Great and built in 1719. The current light was built in 1810 and is the oldest active lighthouse in northwestern Russia.

Tolbukhin L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Aug 2019 Tolbukhin L/H | Sc ?, Mi ?, SG ?, Yt ?, WADP ? | 13 Aug 2019

 

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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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