A few days ago I received this nice cover from Nastasya, Russia.
As usual the current Russian stamps have offered to collectors around the world a few chapters of the millennial history of the Russian people, which is not limited to just the nineteenth or twentieth centuries. Within this large envelope were two FDC.
The first commemorate 1025 years The Baptism of Russia on 28th July 2013 (the joint issue of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine). The stamp is illustrated with beautiful artwork The Baptism of Rus' by Viktor Vasnetsov (1885-1896).
The second Patriarch Alexy II on or Alexius II (1929-2008), the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church which was awarded The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle was the first and the highest order of chivalry of the Russian Empire. Abolished under the USSR and re established the Russian Order in the top 1998.
All great examples of beautiful Russian stamps today. Thanks Nastasya.