Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ft. Ross anniversary gets commemorative Russian stamp

(ROCOR-WAD) - Today in Russia a new postal stamp dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Fort Ross went into circulation. The postal news release states that Fort Ross is a historic park in California that includes a former Russian settlement and wooden fortress. It was founded founded by A. Baranov, the ruler of Russian colonies in America. This fort was to be the main food base for Russian settlements in Alaska. It was here that California's first wind mills and shipyard were built. In the 1820s an Orthodox chapel was constructed at Fort Ross. The new postal stamp depicts a panorama view of the fort from the first half of the XIX century.

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