Vasilyevsky Island is the largest of St. Petersburg's islands. In the first years of St. Petersburg, the Island was planned as the heart of the city, and Tsar Peter The Great (1672 – 1725) forced prominent citizens to settle here.
Part of a large set of stamps “Contemporary Art of Russia”. Both issued 2014.
(left) Near Radonezh. The Vorya River, by Aleksandr Sytov (born 1957). (right) The Victory of Peresvet, by Pavel Ryzhenko (1970—2014).