I am travelling to eastern Europe this week to the vastness of Russia. When these stamps were issued in 1961 they were part of a series called "Provincial Costumes", the provinces in question were part of the Soviet Union. Now both the place of this first stamp, Georgia, and this one
of Byelorussia are countries in their own right. What a century of change Russia and eastern Europe has experienced, shifting borders, wars, social change and revolution.
The imperial Russian eagle of 1889
1943 Teheran Three Powers Conference and 26th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
Throughout the post has got through although I am not sure what these Young Pioneers are doing with this postbox in 1936.