Monday, 21 December 2015

Russia: Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude (Russian: Улан-Удэ) is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. According to the 2010 Census, 404,426 people lived in Ulan-Ude making the city the third largest in eastern Siberia by population.

On the card you can see "The Head of Lenin"-Monument located at Soviet Square in Ulan-Ude. With a height of 7,7 meters, a maximum width of 4,5 meters and a weight of 42 tons it is the largest head of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin ever built.

Winter Olympics - Sochi, Russia (from a set of three) - Issued: 03-10-2011
Wild Life.Definitive Issue (from a set of 15) - Issued: 29-08-2008

Thanks Tatiana for this nice card!

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