July 29, four postage stamps “2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Russia in FIFA World Cup™ Tournaments” are issued

The USSR joined the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on 25 June 1946, a year after the end of World War II. The first tournament the Soviet Union national team participated in was 1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™.

Russian football players have been qualified for FIFA World Cup™ tournaments ten times. The best result of the Russian team at world tournaments is the fourth place at 1966 FIFA World Cup England™.

The stamps peculiarity is that they bear images of genuinely issued stamps dedicated to FIFA World Cup™ tournaments of 1990 and 2014, as well as symbolic images of state signs of postal payment reflecting the topic of Russia participating in FIFA World Cup™ tournaments of 1994 and 2002. This original artistic solution was proposed to preserve the unifying concept of the issue.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured an illustrated cover with the stamps and first day covers with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: O. Shushlebina.
Face values: 21.50 RUB.
Size of stamps: 50×50 mm, size of sheet: 120×120 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 4 (2×2) stamps.
Circulation: 200,000 stamps each (200,000 sheets).

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