February 19, stamps depicting state awards of the Russian Federation are issued

State awards of the Russian Federation are the highest form of recognition of outstanding services delivered by citizens in the defense of the Fatherland, as well as in state-building; achievements in economy, science, culture, art, pedagogy, education; protection of health, lives and rights of the citizens; charitable activities and other outstanding services rendered to the state.

FSUE PTC “Marka” has been issuing the State Awards of the Russian Federation series since 2011. The 2016 stamp sheet bears images of state orders and decorations of the Russian Federation:

1. Gold Star Medal
2. Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation Gold Medal
3. Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called
4. Order of St George
5. Order for Merit to the Motherland
6. Order of St Catherine the Great Martyr
7. Order of Alexander Nevsky
8. Order of Suvorov
9. Order of Ushakov
10. Order of Zhukov
11. Order of Kutuzov
12. Order of Nakhimov
13. Order of Courage
14. Order of Military Merit
15. Order of Naval Merit
16. Order of Honor
17. Order of Friendship
18. Parental Glory Order

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured a first day cover and first day postmarks for Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Design: M. Moscovets.
Face value: 25 RUB.
Size of stamps: 26×58 mm, size of sheets: 176×194 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 18 (6x3) stamps.
Circulation: 75,000 copies (75,000 sheets).

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