August 2, a postage stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Likhachov plant is issued

Likhachov Moscow Automobile Plant is the oldest Russian automobile manufacturer. It was founded in 1916 as part of the government program aimed at creating automobile industry in Russia. Initially, cars were assembled of imported parts at the Likhachov Plant; later, the plant developed automobile engines manufacturing, engaged in repairing and began to produce cars of domestic materials. The plant has been reconstructed several times during its lifetime.

Nowadays, the plant produces trucks and luxurious passenger cars, engines, automotive parts, vast assortment of various machinery and all kinds of equipment for in-plant use.

The postage stamp features the ZIL-130 against the background of the first building of the plant.

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

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 21.50 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 130×130 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 252,000 stamps (28,000 sheets).

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