Towards the western end of the Tienshan Mountains in the southeast of Kazakhstan, the Chu-Ili mountain spur forms a canyon around the Tamgaly Gorge. The Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly features a remarkable concentration of some 5,000 (!) petroglyphs, associated settlements and burial grounds. All dating back as far as the Bronze Age.
A stamp to celebrate 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Mikhail Lermontov, the ‘poet of the Caucasus’. He was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter.
On the right a stamp to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance between six post-Soviet states: Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.