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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1992.01   12.03.1992   The Prioksko-Terrasny nature reserve      
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
50k     13     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     

1992.02   01.07.1992   Ducks      
Garganey Spatula querquedula Common Pochard Aythya ferina Falcated Duck Mareca falcata
1r     8     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2r     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     
3r     8     Falcated Duck    Mareca falcata     

1992.03   01.07.1992   Ducks   Sheet   1992.02
Garganey Spatula querquedula Common Pochard Aythya ferina Falcated Duck Mareca falcata
1r     8     Garganey    Spatula querquedula     
2r     8     Common Pochard    Aythya ferina     
3r     8     Falcated Duck    Mareca falcata     

1993.01   01.07.1993   Ducks      
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri Common Eider Somateria mollissima King Eider Somateria spectabilis
90r     8     Steller's Eider    Polysticta stelleri     
100r     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     
250r     8     King Eider    Somateria spectabilis     

1993.02   01.07.1993   Ducks   Sheet   1993.01
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri Common Eider Somateria mollissima King Eider Somateria spectabilis
90r     8     Steller's Eider    Polysticta stelleri     
100r     8     Common Eider    Somateria mollissima     
250r     8     King Eider    Somateria spectabilis     

1993.03   06.07.1993   Fauna of Russia's Pacific region   5v set   
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
250r     19     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     

1993.04   06.07.1993   Fauna of Russia's Pacific region   Sheet   1993.03
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
250r     19     Northern Fulmar    Fulmarus glacialis     

1993.05   30.12.1993   Fauna   8v set   
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus White-naped Crane Antigone vipio
250r     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
250r     46     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

1993.06   30.12.1993   Fauna   Sheet   1993.05
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus White-naped Crane Antigone vipio
250r     36     Bald Eagle    Haliaeetus leucocephalus     
250r     46     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

1994.01   01.07.1994   Ducks      
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa
150r     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
250r     8     Tufted Duck    Aythya fuligula     
300r     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     

1994.02   01.07.1994   Ducks   Sheet   1994.01
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa
150r     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
250r     8     Tufted Duck    Aythya fuligula     
300r     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     

1994.03   01.07.1994   Moscow 97   Sheet   1994.02
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa
150r     8     Eurasian Wigeon    Mareca penelope     
250r     8     Tufted Duck    Aythya fuligula     
300r     8     Baikal Teal    Sibirionetta formosa     

1995.01   15.06.1995   Skylark x2, Thrush x2 and Nightingale   Sheet   
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
250r     183     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     
250r     218     Song Thrush    Turdus philomelos     
750r     219     Thrush Nightingale    Luscinia luscinia     

1995.02   15.06.1995   Goldfinch x2, Bluethrush x2 and Nightingale   Sheet   
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
500r     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
500r     219     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
750r     219     Thrush Nightingale    Luscinia luscinia     1995.01

1995.03   01.09.1995   Ducks      
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri Common Merganser Mergus merganser
500r     8     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     
750r     8     Baer's Pochard    Aythya baeri     
1000r     8     Common Merganser    Mergus merganser     

1995.04   01.09.1995   Ducks   Sheet   1995.02
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri Common Merganser Mergus merganser
500r     8     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     
750r     8     Baer's Pochard    Aythya baeri     
1000r     8     Common Merganser    Mergus merganser     

1995.05   15.11.1995   Europa      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia White Stork Ciconia ciconia
1500r     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     
1500r     23     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

1997.01   30.04.1997   Definitives   Glazed paper   
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
250r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

1997.02   10.06.1997   Definitives   Ordinary paper   1997.01
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
250r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

1997.03   10.07.1997   Wild animals of Russia   5v sheet   
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
1000r     13     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
3000r     62     Eurasian Curlew    Numenius arquata     

1998.01   01.01.1998   Definitives   Glazed paper   1997.01
0.25r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

1998.02   01.01.1998   Definitives   Ordinary paper   1997.01
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
0.25r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

1999.01   29.01.1999   Hunting   5v set   
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
1r     13     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
1.50r     8     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     
2r     104     Gyrfalcon    Falco rusticolus     
and     13     Black Grouse    Lyrurus tetrix     

1999.02   03.05.1999   Europa      
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
5r     159     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     

1999.03   26.10.1999   Definitives   pho   1997.01
0.25r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

2001.01   09.05.2001   Europa      
 Not identified
8r              Not identified     

2002.01   29.08.2002   Birds      
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo Pallas's Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
2.50r     46     Demoiselle Crane    Grus virgo     
2.50r     64     Pallas's Gull    Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus     

2002.02   29.08.2002   Birds   Booklet   2002.01
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo Pallas's Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
2.50r     46     Demoiselle Crane    Grus virgo     
2.50r     64     Pallas's Gull    Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus     

2003.01   10.01.2003   Regions   6v set   
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
3r     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     

2003.02   20.05.2003   40th anniversary of first woman in space      
Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
3r     64     Mediterranean Gull    Ichthyaetus melanocephalus     

2004.01   12.08.2004   WWF   4v sheet   
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
8r     163     Spotted Nutcracker    Nucifraga caryocatactes     

2005.01   10.01.2005   Regions   6v set   
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
5r     8     Red-breasted Goose    Branta ruficollis     

2005.02   15.04.2005   Fauna   4v sheet   
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga
5r     36     Greater Spotted Eagle    Clanga clanga     

2006.01   26.01.2006   Russian research in the Antarctic   3v set   
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
7r     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
and     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

2006.02   26.01.2006   Russian research in the Antarctic   Sheet with 6x7r   2006.01
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri
7r     15     Emperor Penguin    Aptenodytes forsteri     
and     15     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

2006.03   29.08.2006   Fauna of Sakha   5v set   
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
3r     64     Ross's Gull    Rhodostethia rosea     
4r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

2006.04   29.08.2006   Fauna of Sakha   5v sheet   2006.03
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus
3r     64     Ross's Gull    Rhodostethia rosea     
4r     46     Siberian Crane    Leucogeranus leucogeranus     

2007.01   21.03.2007   Polar year   3v sheet   
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
8r     13     Rock Ptarmigan    Lagopus muta     

2007.02   01.10.2007   Fauna, with WWF logo   3v set   
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
5r     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

2007.03   01.10.2007   Fauna, with WWF logo   Sheet   2007.02
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
5r     23     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

2008.01   12.09.2008   Forest fauna and flora   3v set   
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
7r     103     White-backed Woodpecker    Dendrocopos leucotos     

2011.01   05.05.2011   Europa      
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
15r     163     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

2012.01   27.02.2012   Wrangel Island      
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
45r     8     Harlequin Duck    Histrionicus histrionicus     MS

2013.01   27.02.2013   World heritage      
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
45r     104     Saker Falcon    Falco cherrug     MS

2013.02   26.04.2013   St Petersburg   3v set   
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
15r     64     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     

2014.01   12.10.2014   Birds of prey, joint issue with North Korea   Sheet with 3 sets   
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
15r     36     Eurasian Sparrowhawk    Accipiter nisus     
18r     35     Western Osprey    Pandion haliaetus     

2015.01   14.08.2015   Leningrad Zoo      
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
19r     28     Great White Pelican    Pelecanus onocrotalus     

2016.01   30.08.2016   Arctic national park      
Little Auk Alle alle
80r     66     Little Auk    Alle alle     MS

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Location: Northern Asia (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe)
Population: 140.7 million
Climate: ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast
Terrain: broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions

Birds: 780 species; 1 endemic

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