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State Signs of Postal Payment to Be Issued in March

March 2, four stamps dedicated to sports venues of the 29th Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk are to be put into circulation

The 29th Winter Universiade 2019 is scheduled to be held between 2-12 March 2019. 73 medal sets will be competed for in 11 sports. The Universiade programme will include eight compulsory sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, short track speed skating, snowboarding, figure skating, curling. There will also be three optional sports in the programme: ski orienteering, freestyle and bandy. The postage stamps of 2018 feature the Bobrovy Log Fun Park; Platinum Arena Krasnoyarsk Sports and Entertainment Complex; Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace; Biathlon Academy Multi-Purpose Complex.

The postage stamps feature Krasnoyarsk sports venues and the 2019 Winter Univarsiade logo.

In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to produce FDCs and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Krasnoyarsk as well as a souvenir set in an illustrated cover with postage and poster stamps inside.

Design: Е. Plotnikova.
Face value: 40 RUR each stamp.
Size of stamps: 65×32.5 mm, size of sheet: 170×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation: 80 thousand of each stamp (40 thousand sheets). 


March 5, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa (1818–1910), ballet master, is to be put into circulation

Marius Ivanovich Petipa (1818–1910) was a French and Russian principal ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer.

In 1847 Petipa was invited by the Russian authorities to come to Saint Petersburg. He made his début on the stage of the Saint Petersburg Bolshoi (Stone) Theatre. Among his great performances were Lucien in Paquita (1847), Diavolino in Catarina, la Fille du Bandit, Faust in the eponymous ballet (1854), Conrad in Le Corsaire (1858), the dual role of Lord Wilson/Ta-Hor in The Pharaoh’s Daughter (1862).

Starting from 1862, Marius Petipa acted as a ballet master, and as the premier maître de ballet from 1869 till 1903. He staged over 60 his masterworks in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, including The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Le Talisman.

The envelope depicts Marius Petipa’s portrait against a ballet scene from La Bayadère; the main image shows The Sleeping Beauty (1890) at the Imperial Ma-riinsky Theatre.

In addition to the envelope, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Saint Petersburg.

Design: О. Savina.
Circulation: 1 million.


March 21, four postage stamps dedicated to lilac cultivars are to be put into cir-culation as part of the “Flora of Russia” series

Leonid Alexeyevich Kolesnikov (1893−1968) was an outstanding Soviet self-educated breeder; he created hundreds of lilac cultivars which got popular in the USSR and other countries. Lilac cultivation became his lifework. It was Leonid Kolesnikov who introduced the world to the “Russian lilac”. His lilac cultivars can be found in botanical gardens in many countries all over the world.

The postage stamps feature Leonid Kolesnikov’s lilac cultivars: Hortensia, Nadezhda (Hope), Krasavitsa Moskvy (Beautyof Moscow) and Jambul.

In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to produce a FDC and first-day postmarks for Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Design: О. Savina.
Face value: 30 RUR each stamps.
Size of stamps: 36.5×29 mm, size of sheet: 100×150 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation:110 thousand of each stamp (55 thousand sheets).

March 16, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Mikhail Kuznetsov, an outstanding Soviet actor, is to be put into circulation

Mikhail Artemyevich Kuznetsov (1918−1986) was a Soviet film and theatre actor, the winner of the Stalin Prize of the first degree, People’s Artist of the RSFSR.

Among his best roles in the cinema were Alexey Solovyev in Mashenka, Fyodor Basmanov in Ivan the Terrible, Doctor Kolosov in In the Name of Life, Solder Skobelev in Taras Shevchenko, Taras in Marina’s Destiny, Chizhik in Salor Chizhik, Anton Lutenko in The Silver Coach, Colonel Lartsev in The Game without Rules, Laktionov in The Guarneri Quartet, Soldier in The Magic Weaver, Military Governor Prozorovsky in The Young Russia, Chistov in Mister High-School Student.

The card with a commemorative stamp depicts Mikhail Kuznetsov’s portrait and a scene from Ivan the Terrible (Mosfilm Studio, 1945) in which he starred in the role of Fyodor Basmanov.

In addition to the card release, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: V. Khablovsky.
Circulation: 10 thousand.

March 20, a souvenir sheet commemorating the 140th anniversary of the Liberation of Bulgaria and the end of the Russo-Turkish War 1877–1878 is to be put into circulation in a joint postage stamp issue between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Bulgaria

Russo-Turkish war (1877–1878) was a conflict between the Russian Empire together with its Balkan allies on the one hand, and the Ottoman Empire on the other. As a result of the war, the Balkan nations were liberated from the Ottoman domination, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro became independent, and Bulgaria received broad powers of autonomy.

The Russo-Turkish War 1877–1878 brought glory to such outstanding heroes as Nikolai Grigoryevich Stoletov, Iosif Vladimirovich Gurko and Eduard Ivanovich Totleben.

The postage stamps depict Nikolai Stoletov, Iosif Gurko and Eduard Totleben, the illustrated margins of the souvenir sheet feature a map of Plevna surroundings.

In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to produce an FDC and first-day postmark for Moscow as well as a souvenir set in an illustrated cover with a souvenir sheet and FDC with cancellation for Moscow inside.

Design: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 60 RUR each stamp.
Size of sheet: 165×100 mm, size of stamps in the sheet: 37×50 mm.
Circulation: 50 thousand.

March 22, a postage stamp dedicated to Major Alexey Bukhanov is to be put into circulation as part of the Heroes of the Russian Federation series

Alexey Borisovich Bukhanov (1965–2003) was a major of the RF Ministry of Internal Affairs, participant in the Second Chechen War, posthumous Hero of the Russian Federation (2004).

The postage stamp depicts Alexey Bukhanov’s portrait and the Gold Star medal.

In addition to the postage stamp, JSC Marka is to produce an FDC and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Design: А. Drobyshev.
Face value: 22 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm; size of sheet: 104×110 mm.
Form of issue: sheets with illustrated margins of 5 (2×3) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 115 thousand stamps (23 thousand sheets).

March 28, a souvenir sheet dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of A.M. Gorky (1868–1936), a writer, is to be released into circulation

Maxim Gorky (Alexei Maximovich Gorky, born Alexei Maximovich Peshkov) (1868–1936) was one the world’s most significant and renowned Russian writers and theorists. His most famous works were Foma Gordeyev, The Mother, The Artamonov Business, Enemies, The Philistines, The Lower Depths, Summerfolk, Vassa Zheleznova, Life of Klim Samgin, etc.

The souvenir sheet depicts a portrait of Maxim Gorky (1940) by Nikolai Bogdanov-Belsky stored at A.M. Gorky Institute of the World Literature of the Russian Academy of Science.

In addition to the souvenir sheet, an FDC is to be produced together with special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod as well as a souvenir set in an illustrated cover with a souvenir sheet and FDC with cancellation for Moscow inside.

Design: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 RUB.
Size of sheet: 108×82 mm, size of stamp in the sheet: 50×37 mm.
Circulation: 50 thousand.

March 29, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Andrei Popov (1918–1983), an actor, stage and film director, pedagogue, People’s Artist of the USSR, is to be released into circulation

Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (1918–1983) was a Soviet stage and film actor, theatre director and pedagogue. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize (1950) and a People’s Artist of the USSR (1965).

Among his best cinema roles were Novikov in The Ward, Adamov in The Seventh Companion, Logunov in Taming of the Fire, Krymov in The Story of a Human Heart. Special mention should be made of his acting in screen versions of classic novels: Dyukovsky in The Sweedish Match by Anton Chekhov, the pawnbroker in A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nazansky in The Duel by Alexander Kuprin, William Shakespeare’s heroes – Iago in Othello and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. One of Popov’s significant screen performances is Zakhar the servant in A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov.

The postcard with a commemorative stamp features Andrei Popov’s portrait and a film scene from Othello (Mosfilm Studio, 1955).

In addition to the postcard, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: R. Komsa.
Circulation: 10 thousand.

March 29, a postage stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of military commissariats in Russia is to be released into circulation

On 8 April 1918, county, district and governorate military commissariats were established by the Council of People’s Commissars Decree in Russia.

At present, military commissariats (voyenkomaty) are one of the links to ensure national conscription. They have greatly contributed and are still crucial for maintaining strong defence capability at the national level.

The postage stamp depicts the emblem of the Main Organisation and Mobilisation Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In addition to the postage stamp, JSC Marka is to release an FDC and a first-day postmark for Moscow.

Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: 25 RUR.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 131×131 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 198 thousand stamps (22 thousand sheets).


 

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