October 1, six stamps “2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Russia in FIFA World Cup™ Tournaments” is to be released into circulation

USSR joined the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) a year after the end of the Great Patriotic War — on 25 June 1946. The 6th edition of FIFA World Cup™, which took place in Sweden in 1958, was the first tournament the national team of the Soviet Union participated in.

Russian football players have been qualified for FIFA World Cup™ tournaments ten times. In total of 40 games, the Russian team won seventeen times and six games ended in a draw. The best result of the Russian team at world tournaments is the fourth place at the 1966 FIFA World Cup England™.

The postage stamps depict Soviet stamps issued in 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, and the official trophy of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre will prepare for the release an illustrated cover with postage stamps and first day covers with cancellation (Moscow) inside in addition to the issue.

Design: O. Shushlebina
Face value: 26.50 RUB
Size of stamp: 50 × 50 mm, size of sheet: 170 × 120 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 6 (3 × 2) stamps
Circulation: 200 thousand stamps (200 thousand sheets).

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