Thursday, February 28, 2013

Uvs Nuur Basin Theme of Russian Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 27, 2013 - Russia

Russia has issued a new souvenir sheet with one postage stamp featuring the Uvs Nuur Basin as part of their World Natural Heritage of Russia series.

In 1993, in the territory of Uvs Nuur Basin there was created a Russian natural biospheric reserve, which is the Russian part of trans-boundary Russian-Mongolian UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

There are more than 80 species of mammals and about 350 species of birds in the basin. In addition, ancient graves, prehistoric cave drawings and stone images have been found.

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