800th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod
On April 18, a stamp dedicated to the 800th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod will go into postal circulation.
Nizhny Novgorod is the administrative center of the Nizhny Novgorod oblast of Russia, the capital of the Volga Federal District, the center of the Nizhny Novgorod region and the Volga-Vyatka economic region. The population of the city is more than 1,200,000 residents.
The rapid economic development of Nizhny Novgorod began in the 19th century owing to the advent of the Russia largest fair. In 1932, Nizhny Novgorod was renamed as Gorky. At the same time, one of the largest industrial enterprises, the Gorky Automobile Plant, started running in the city. In 1990, the city was renamed Nizhny Novgorod once again.
Today, the city is a major center of shipbuilding, aircraft- and motorcar industries and information technology, as well as the largest center of river tourism in Russia. Nizhny Novgorod has more than 600 unique historical, architectural and cultural monuments. This afforded ground for the UNESCO to put Nizhny Novgorod on the list of 100 cities of global historical and cultural significance.
The postal stamp provides images of the places of interest in Nizhny Novgorod.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.
Artist: V. Nikonov; Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 56 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 173×177 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 132 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).