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State Signs of Postal Payment to Be Issued in January

January 16, a postage stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Yevgeny Zababakhin, a nuclear physicist, to be issued



Yevgeny Ivanovich Zababakhin (1917–1984) was a nuclear physicist, engineer, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, General Lieutenat of the Soviet Air Force, a Hero of Socialist Labor Герой, and a recipient of the Lenin and Stalin Prizes.

He was born in Moscow. He enrolled into the physical department of the Moscow State University in 1938. During the Great Patriotic War, he was called up for service in the Red Army and sent to Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy. After the war, he continued studying at a postgraduate military course, where he upheld a thesis on processes in an imploding shock wave. Works on creating an atomic bomb were underway in the USSR at that time, and Zababakhin was sent to the Institute of Chemical Physics, and in spring 1948 — to KB-11 (Design Bureau 11, currently VNIIEF, the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov).

In 1949, Yevgeny Zababakhin was awarded the Stalin Prize, 2nd class, and the Order of Lenin for participating in developing the first Soviet atomic bomb and its successful test. In 1951, he was awarded the Stalin Prize, 1st class, and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for developing and testing a bomb of an improved design. In 1953, he received a title of a Hero of Socialist Labor and the Stalin Prize, 1st class, for perfecting the physical diagram of fission charges. He was awarded the Lenin Prize and became a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The postage stamp features a portrait of Yevgeny Zababakhin against a chart from his book Some Issues of Gas Dynamics of an Explosion.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: S. Sviridov
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42 x 30 mm, size of sheet: 146 x 166 mm
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3 x 5) stamps.
Circulation: 330,000 stamps (22,000 sheets).


January 24, a Joint Issue of the RCC Member – Countries Communication Administrations.National crafts


Straw shoes are one of the most important symbols of the traditional national way of life of Russian peasants. It is low footwear that was actively used in rural areas up to 1930s. They were made of wooden bast (linden, elm and others), birch bark or hemp. The soil was braided in twig, bast, rope or leather. The straw shoes were affixed to the leg with long strings, leather povoroz or obor, which intersected several times at the ankle, thus fixing the onucha. Such footwear was cheap, affordable, light and hygienic.

The stamp depicts the straw shoes on the wooden fence on the background of the Russian countryside and the emblem of the RCC.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” manufactured first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow.

Design: I. Ulyanovskiy
Face value: 29 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42 x 30 mm, size of sheet: 146 x 170 mm
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3 x 5) stamps.
Circulation: 360,000 stamps (24,000 sheets).


January 26, an envelope with an original stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Petrov to be issued as part of To the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945 series



Vasily Ivanovich Petrov was a Soviet military commander, a Marshal of the Soviet Union, and a Hero of the Soviet Union. During the Great Patriotic War, he was a commander of a platoon, a squadron of automatic riflemen, and a deputy executive officer of a motorized rifle brigade. He took part in combat activities at defending Odessa, Sevastopol, the Caucasus, assault crossing the Dnieper and the Dniester rivers, as well as liberating Romania and Hungary. He served at staff and commanding positions in the Army after the war.

He was awarded four Orders of Lenin, as well as the Orders of the October Revolution, Red Banner, Patriotic War, 1st and 2nd class, two Orders of Red Star, the Order For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class, an Order of Alexander Nevsky, and 14 USSR medals, orders and medals of foreign countries.

The envelope with an original stamp features a portrait of Vasily Petrov against a background of a tank battle, the Gold Star Medal, and an emblem of celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture a special cancellation postmark for Moscow and Chernolesskoye Village, Stavropol Krai.

Envelope design: R. Komsa
Emblem design: A. Moskovets
Circulation: 1,000,000 copies.

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