On September 18, a post-treatment unit went devoted to the World Cup FIFA 2018 Russia ™. This is the first release under the philatelic program of FIFA 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be the 21st edition of the tournament and is set to take place from 14 June until 15 July 2018. For the first time in history, Russia will host the FIFA World Cup™ and it will also be the first time the tournament is held simultaneously across two continents — Europe and Asia.

The souvenir sheet will have a round ‘ball’ shape and bear an image of the ultimate prize of the FIFA World Cup™ – the Official Trophy.

Today, on the day of the launch countdown - a thousand days before the 2018 World Cup in Moscow Red Square will host a commemorative ceremony of special cancellation of postage block.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with the souvenir sheet and first day covers with cancellations (Moscow) inside.

Design: O. Shushlebina.
Face value: 100 RUB.
Diameter of sheet: 110 mm, size of stamp in sheet: 37×50 mm.
Circulation: 200,000 copies.

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