2020 WORLD HERITAGE – Russian Federation

2020 WORLD HERITAGE – Russian Federation

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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

The United Nations Postal Administration is proud to present to collectors the 2020 World Heritage stamps and prestige booklets, focusing on sites in Russia.

Date of issue: 11 September 2020
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy
Denominations: US$ 0.55¢, US$ 1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 1,00, € 1,80
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 14 ½ x 14 ¼
The Designs:
– US$ 0.55 Lake Baikal
– US$ 1.20 Kremlin and Red Square Moscow
– CHF 1,00 Historic Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
– CHF 1,50 Saint Petersburg
– € 1,00 Novodevichy Convent
– € 1,80 Kizhi Pogost
Quantities:
Stamps
– US$ 0.55 4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps)
– US$ 1.20 4,500 sheets (90,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,00 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
– CHF 1,50 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
– € 1,00 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps
– € 1,80 3,500 sheets (70,000 stamps)
Prestige Booklets
– New York (US$ 0.35, US$ 0.55) 6,500 booklets
– Geneva (CHF 0,30, CHF 0,50) 6,500 booklets
– Vienna (€ 0,35, € 0,40) 9,000 booklets

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