I managed to get the new Russian Postcrossing stamp with a first day cancellation! Thank you ever so much for the swap, Olga! I think I read a comment somewhere on the Postcrossing blog once that someone had contacted the Royal Mail about a Postcrossing stamp, only to be told they wouldn't even consider it. Nice... :( At least postal services in some other countries are a bit better.
I have no idea where this house is. It does sort of look like those olden wooden houses in Irkutsk, but I suppose this style is pretty common in Russia...??