In Beijing at the end of November 2012 on the annual XI China voting competition for best foreign stamp the Russian stamp block issued in 2011, "The historical and cultural heritage of Russia. Museum of Wooden Architecture and Folk Art "Malie Korely" was awarded the special prize of the experts for the best print quality.
The competition was organized by the Chinese National Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, All-China Philatelic Federation and other organizations.
The event was attended by 38 countries. According to the conditions participants could submit to the contest one stamp and one stamp block.
Winners in the categories "Best Design", "Best Subject" and "Best Print Quality" were chosen by competent jury. "Best Stamp" and "Best Block" were selected by more than 330 000 participants of the online poll. Images of contesting stamps were placed on the pages of the top five Chinese philatelic magazines and two Internet sites.