Sunday, July 13, 2014

World Natural Heritage of Russia - Republic of Tyva, Russia

I've been feeling so sick all day long that I almost missed today's Sunday Stamps' episode...but thanks to the different time zones, the deadline is convenient, so here is my contribution for today's theme on Landscapes :)

I've chosen this Russian FDC - Russian stamps often feature some beautiful landscapes, though unfortunately I do not have many of those in my collection.

Here you can see the Uvs Nuur Basin, , which is a UNESCO whs and is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia (on the territorial border of Mongolia and the Republic of Tuva in the Russian Federation). It takes its name from Uvs Nuur Lake, a large, shallow and very saline lake, important for migrating birds, waterfowl and seabirds.

Enjoy more breathtaking views over at Viridian's!


  1. How strange.... I was just reading a travel book about a man traveling y horseback from Mongolia to Hungary. He went right by this lake!
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful stamps.

  2. beautiful! and riding on a horse through such a scenery sounds epic

  3. Beautiful. I'd never seen a Russian landscape stamp before. Not harsh as I expected.

  4. What a wonderful landscape, I like the contrast of what I assume is an eagle in the highlands and lowlands of the cover.