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FDC exchange RU-567
07 March 2024
08 April 2024
Duration: 31 days
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Photo by juliasaleh
08 Apr 2024, 19:40:10
In 2018, Russia was the first in the world to introduce AR content into postage stamps.
The free of charge mobile application of the mARka project is available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and RuStore. After the application has been installed and launched, follow the screen prompts. In order to "animate" a postage stamp or block, point the camera at the stamp image and you will see an animated 3D model and hear a sound accompaniment.

Stamps with AR on the current envelope is:
1. 25 Rub. № 2948. International Forum for Preservation of Tiger. Joint issuance of postage stamps of the Russian Federation and the tiger habitat countries.
2. 22 Rub. № 2388. The “New Wave” International Contest for Young Pop Singers. Sochi.

About FDC:

A lighthouse is a high building, a tower on the sea shore designed to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea using visual surveillance, radiolocation and audio detection.

The Tarkhankut and the Chersonesus Lighthouses is located on the Black Sea coast of the Republic of Crimea. They are called “twin-brothers” because they both were built in 1816 by one and the same design and they were put into service in June 1817 after installation of parabolic reflectors that were delivered from St. Petersburg.

The Chersonesus Lighthouse belongs to Sebastopol, it is located on the most western point of the city. During the Great Patriotic war the lighthouse was completely destroyed and built anew in 1950-1951 by the military engineers of the Black Sea Fleet. The white architecturally styled reinforced-concrete lighthouse’s tower topped by a huge glassed-in lantern construction is 36 metres high. The tower is coated with Inkerman limestone The Chersonesus Lighthouse is known by the seamen by the signal letters “SB” that is short of “Sebastopol”. The lighthouse transmits this two-letter identifier in Morse code every night.

The Tarkhankut Lighthouse is made of the Inkerman limestone. The lighthouse is about 40 metres high and it can be seen from afar off. It is a conical stone tower topped by a wooden hexagonal-shaped lantern construction. The lighthouse was built so qualitatively that in the past 200 years there was held only cosmetic repairs.

The postages stamps feature the Tarkhankut and the Chersonesus Lighthouses against the maps appropriating to their location, and the mariner's cards.

I am also trying my best to choose interesting stamps and FDC for my exchange partners. Hope you will like it ;-) Welcome to Russia ).
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