On Wednesday I got three postcards: one from Russia, one from France and my first card from Benin.
The card from Russia shows the monument of Vsevolod Rudnev in Tula. Vsevolod Rudnev was born in 1855 in Riga. He was a naval officer in the Imperial Russian Army and is especially known for his role in the Battle of Chemulpo Bay during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. He died in 1913 in the Tula Oblast. The monument was erected in 1956.
Native Military Equipment of World War I (from set of four) (issued 10-09-2015)
The stamp shows the Sikorsky S-22 Ilya Muromets heavy bomber. It was designed and constructed at the Russo-Baltic Carriage Factory in 1913. During World War I 80 aircrafts were constructed, which were used in 400 mission sorties. Between the end of the war and 1923 they were used for the transport of post and passengers.
Russian Kremlins (from set of twelve) (issued 01-10-2009)
Flora and Fauna (from set of fifteen) (issued 29-08-2008)
with a special postmark from Tula
Thank You very much Kira!