Troika as a symbol of Russian New Year

December 17th, 2014 got info that Russian Post is to issue its New Year stamp depicting traditional troika of horses that became a real symbol of winter and this holiday. The item is to be put into circulation on the 12th of December.

New Year is a special holiday. It came to us long time ago, but still remains one of the most vivid and long-awaited triumph.

For the Russian people three horses has always been a national symbol. It is mentioned many times in the poems, songs and literary works. Russian trio appeared in the second half of the XVII century.

The first half of the XIX century is the peak of their popularity. According to foreigners this troika embodies the bold Russian soul and is a symbol of Russia.

The stamp depicts three horses in the colors of the flag of the Russian Federation.