Russia Issued Stamp on Coats of Arms of Krasnodar Krai

\"russiaRussia  issued the stamp on 25th September 2014 under  the series “Coats of arms of the cities of Russian Federation”. This stamp depicts the coats of arms of Krasnodar Krai. Krasnodar Krai is a federal subject of Russia (a krai), located in the Southern Federal District. Its administrative center is the city of Krasnodar.

The coat of arms of Krasnodar Krai was introduced in 1841 by the Cossack yesaul Ivan Chernik. The royal letter “E” in the middle is for Ekaterina II (Russian for Catherine II). It also depicts the date city was founded, the Imperial double headed eagle (symbolizing Tsar’s patronage of Black Sea Cossacks), a bulawa of a Cossack ataman, Yekaterinodar fortress, and flags with letters “E”, “P”, “A”, and “N” standing for Catherine II, Paul I, Alexander I and Nicholas I. Yellow stars around the shield symbolized 59 Black Sea stanitsas around the city.

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