Beautiful stamp ! A l'allure où vont les choses ,il y aura plus d'animaux sur les timbres que dans la nature :((
I hope that humans will get better at recognizing and solving this problem.
This stamp (or similar ones with other postage rates) must be quite common. I have got some of them, and I think it is a beautiful design.
Yes, I was a bit confused at first seeing it in many denominations, before finally finding out it was a definitive for many years.
Bears may be intimidating but they are such lovely animals! This is probably one of the most frequent stamps I have received on Russian mail :)
They are. My favorite of the bears is the polar bear.
I am happy to have received this stamp also on my mail from Russia, and as happy to see it here. It is a very tiny stamp, and now that it is enlarged on your blog, I see details (like the fur) I hadn't noticed before :-)
Sometimes the scanner has its limitations for showing stamps, but when it comes to small stamps it is perfect for revealing details like this.
I liked that series of definitives, bears are fascinating creatures.
I like the series, too, I wish I had received more of them.
Who wouldn't be captivated by this bear.
A perfect stamp to represent Russia.