My sender, Sasha, says she loves bicycles I would imagine Russia has a lot of open country to enjoy from a saddle. The card came with two contrasting stamps, the
The Palace on the left is the Aleksandrovsky Palace, one of a set issued in June 2010 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Foundation of Tsarskoye Selo, now know as Pushkin. A town on the outskirts of St Petersburg which has two palaces, this is the lesser known so not as visited. Built by Giacomo Quarenghi on order of Catherine the Great for her favourite godson Alexander (later Tzar Alexander I). Its interesting short history and for what is happening to it now see the St Petersburg site here The stamp is from an attractive miniature sheet
with the writer and poet Alexander Pushkin's statue featured in the middle.
Thank you Sasha for both the interesting stamps and card