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July 10, a souvenir sheet dedicated to Kaliningrad Oblast is issued as part of the Coat of Arms of Constituent Territories and Cities of the Russian Federation series



The coat of arms of Kaliningrad Oblast was adopted on June 8, 2006. It is a heraldic shield divided into two parts. There is an image of a silver serrated fortress wall with an open gate and two silver crenellated towers emerging from the wall in the red upper field. There is the monogram of Empress Elizabeth of Russia in the shield between the towers. The lower undulating extremity is azure with five golden circles. The coat of arms is capped with an amber crown and framed by a ribbon of the Order of Lenin.

The coat of arms of Kaliningrad was approved on July 17, 1996. The coat of arms bears fragments of the old coat of arms of Königsberg. There is a silver ship with one sail and a two-pointed silver pendant with an azure St Andrew’s Cross on a mast sprouting below by three green leaves in the azure field. Golden bezantas decreasing to the edges laid in a wavy belt are depicted in the extremity. The shield is framed by a ribbon of the Medal for the Capture of Königsberg. A sailboat on the coat of arms of Kaliningrad symbolizes the connection of the enclave territory of Kaliningrad with the rest of Russia.

The postage stamp depicts the coat of arms of Kaliningrad, and the souvenir sheet margins feature the coat of arms of Kaliningrad Oblast and a map of the Russian Federation.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Kaliningrad.

Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 60 RUB.
Size of souvenir sheet: 90×60 mm, size of stamp in sheet: 30×42 mm.
Circulation: 60,000 copies.

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