The cancellation ceremony of postage stamps was held September 22, in the framework of the opening of an international philatelic workshop, which is held in Sochi September 22-23.
The event was attended by Vladimir Shelikhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency and Intigam Bagirli, Director of “Azermarka Ltd”.
The subject of a joint issue is “Modern Architecture”. It is a trend characterized by usage of new architectural methods, which meet the modern social needs, aesthetic demands and industry development level. Stamps depict not only modern architecture but also famous historical monuments located in both capitals Moscow and Baku and survived several eras. The combination of these objects in one composition emphasizes the link of ages and generations, the connection of past and present.
The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress in the center of Moscow and the oldest part of it, the main socio-political, historical and artistic complex of the city, the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. Nowadays the main sights of Moscow is not only the old buildings in the city center, but the skyscrapers that have been built over the past 10-15 years. In the capital, there are 87 buildings with a height exceeding 100 m.
One of the most majestic and mysterious monuments of Baku is the Maiden Tower (Giz Galasi). It rises in the south-eastern part of the fortress, and has been considered as a symbol of the city. Flame Towers is the highest building in Azerbaijan, located in Baku.
Postage stamps depict:
1. Moscow River embankment with the Moscow Kremlin walls on the background;
2. Maiden's Tower with Flame Towers in Baku on the background.
Deputy head of the Federal Communications Agency has expressed the confidence that the joint issues of stamps allow to promote historical events and cultural values of both countries for the general public, thus reflecting the universal nature of philately.
Intigam thanked the Federal Communications Agency and FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre for the operational work in the framework of a joint issue and noted that these issues not only demonstrate the main achievements in the field of history and culture, but also characterize the overall level of relations between the participating countries.
In addition to the issue an illustrated cover
will be prepared for the release by FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre with four postage stamps with coupons and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.
Design: A. Drobyshev
Face value: 19 RUB (each stamp)
Size of stamp: 37 × 37 mm; size of sheet: 127 × 127 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 8 (3 × 3) stamps and a coupon
Circulation: 200 thousand stamps of each subject (50 thousand sheets)