Russia's Post Office has issued a souvenir set of vignettes and envelopes to mark the 50th jubilee of the US President Barack Obama. These stamps are not for sale and they don't have postal validity ("50" is the age of Obama). The collection was specially designed for the US leader birthday.
According to a source in Russian Post, it was the initiative of the Ministry of Communications management to create this set. It's for the first time leader of a foreign country receives such a present, he added.
The Voice of Russia reports, "In August Russia's Post Office also presented Obama with a postmark featuring his portrait. Mr. Obama liked the gift, stamped several envelopes and then signed one of them with dedication to the museum of the Russian Post Office".