Russia post issued a set of stamps featuring XXII Winter Olympics and Paralympic games mascots.
The Leopard, Polar Bear and Hare are of Olympic games and Snowflake and Ray of Light are talismans of the XI Winter Paralympic Games.
XXII Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics 2014, officially the XXII Winter Olympics Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to be celebrated from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, the Russian Federation with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana.
Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games are being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOOC).
The 2014 Winter Olympics are the first Winter Olympics (and first Olympics altogether) for the Russian Federation, as the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were in the former Soviet Union.
It is a highly powerful and emotional image that, despite the difference in their make-up, the Ray of Light and the Snowflake are so united.
Title: Mascots of the XXII Winter Olympics and XI Winter Paralympics 2014 in Sochi
Date of Issue: 27 February 2012
Denominations: 15p x 3, 30p
Source: Russian Stamps
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