November 8, four postage stamps to be issued in the “History of the Russian Uniform” series dedicated to the uniform coats of the Russian Ministry of Interior

On June 7, 1718 Emperor Peter the Great by his decree established The Chief Police Office in Saint Petersburg. A special uniform for police officers was introduced a year later. The armament included halberds, partisans, swords and fusils with bayonets.
Since then the police uniform has undergone a number of upgrade and innovations. The latest uniform for Russia’s police officers was presented in February 2012.

The postage stamps depict a Dragoon with a horse and a police officer (1718); a city policeman and a cavalry captain of the Separate Gendarmerie Corps (end of the 19th century); a traffic police woman and a militia sergeant major (1934), a senior lieutenant and a major general of the police (2012) with the cityscapes of different times on the background.

There are four stamps in an illustrated cover and a FDC with cancellation inside. 

Design: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 15 rub. each stamp.
Size of stamp: 32,5
х65 mm, size of sheet: 154х152 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 8 (4
х2) stamps with illustrated margins.
Circulation: 320 thousand copies of each stamp (40 thousand sheets of each stamp, 50 thousand small sheets).

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