The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters is not only a federal executive authority but also one of the most resourceful and effective rescue services of the world.
The date of foundation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is considered to be December 27, 1990, when the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR was formed the Russian Rescue Corps (RRC).
The year 2015 was an anniversary one for the EMERCOM of Russia – the authority traveled a long and glorious path. Nowadays the EMERCOM of Russia is capable of solving the most difficult tasks in eliminating the consequences of emergencies and withstand all threats, both natural ones and man-made.
The history of the EMERCOM of Russia comprises a whole range of unique rescue operations, participation in which proved the authority official are high-class specialists. Thus, more than 1.5 million people have been saved, approximately 30 thousand emergencies have been eliminated, more than 6 million fires have been extinguished, more than 1.5 million highly explosive items have been disposed of, 430 thousand humanitarian cargoes have been delivered and help rendered to more than 5 million people. All this have become possible due to pursuing one goal — safety of each one person.
The postage stamp depicts the building and the emblem of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
In addition to the issue of a postage stamp FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre will manufacture an FDC
and a special cancellation postmark.
Design: O. Shushlebina
Face value: 21 RUB
Size of a stamp: 50 × 37 mm; sheet of size: 170 × 170 mm
Form of issue: a sheet with illustrated margins with 12 (3 × 4) stamps
Circulation: 384 thousand stamps (32 thousand sheets).