Towns of Belarus. Zaslavl

Newsletter # 34 (587) August 8, 2014
On September 5, 2014 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp Zaslavl of the series Towns of Belarus.
Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 131/2. Size of the stamp: 52x29,6 mm. Sheet composition: 6 (2x3) stamps. Size of the sheet: 130x120 mm. Print quantity: 54.000 stamps.
 
The stamp was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
 
No. 1032
Zaslavl
(Zaslawye)
M
Elements of protection
Letter M is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
 
Zaslavl is a town in Minsk region. It was founded at the end of the 10th century. According to a legend Prince Vladimir of Kiev presented the town to his former wife Rogneda and his son Izyaslav. The town's current name derives from Izyaslav's name.
In the Russian Primary Chronicle Zaslavl is mentioned in the year 1127.
From ancient times some historical monuments have survived in Zaslavl. On their basis in 1986 they founded the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Zaslavl. It includes the Zamechak archaeological site (10th — 11th cent.), the Val site (11th — 17th cent.), the Savior Transfiguration Church (late 16th — early 17th cent.), the catholic St Mary Church (1779), a wing of the Pshezdetskies' Palace (late 18th cent.) and the mound necropolis (10th - 12th cent.) situated in the town and near it.
 

Colour of the postmark — black.
 
Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya. Biadonik.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out on the stamp issuing day at the post office No.1 of Zaslavl, Minsk region.
 

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