October 2, a postage stamp as part of a joint issue of the RCC member-countries communication administrations, dedicated to architectural monuments in capitals is to be released into circulation


The Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC) is an interstate coordinating authority in the field of telecommunications and postal services. The commonwealth was established December 17, 1991.

The 2015 joint issue of the RCC Member-Countries Communication Administrations is dedicated to architectural monuments in the capitals.

Viktor Vasnetsov’s memorial house is an architectural monument dedicated to creations of an artist, where he was living from 1894 till 1926. This Vasnetsov family home built in 1894 based on designs and sketches of the painter himself. It is a building with an annex in the form of an ancient Russian palace made of logs decorated with a barrel-like roof, with widows having ornate trims.

The museum was opened in 1953 under the will of the heirs of Viktor M. Vasnetsov, who handed the family house over to the state. In 1986, the museum was related to the All-Russian Museum Association “State Tretyakov Gallery”.

The House-Museum of Viktor Vasnetsov has 24 thousand exhibits: paintings, graphic arts, crafts, household items, to help visitors get acquainted with the biography and work of the artist.

The postage stamp depicts a house-museum of Viktor M. Vasnetsov and the emblem of the RCC.

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

Design: R. Komsa
Face value: 19 RUB
Size of stamp: 42 × 30 mm, size of sheet: 146 × 170 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 15 (3 × 5) stamps
Circulation: 495 thousand stamps (33 thousand sheets).

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