October 4, postage stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Murmansk city took place

Murmansk is a Russian port, which is located on the Eastern coast of the Kola Bay of the Barents Sea; it is the largest city in the world located above the Arctic Circle. The main industries are fishing and fish processing. Ship repairing, metal processing, geological exploration of mineral resources are also developed.

Murmansk was founded on October 4th, 1916. The town is named for Romanov-on-Murman after the imperial Russian dynasty of Romanovs. After the February revolution of 1917, the town was given the name of Murmansk. In a historically short period the city became an important industrial center of the Polar region, it became the "gateway" to the Arctic. During the great Patriotic war Murmansk was the final destination of the Arctic convoys that delivered supplies for the army and the rear.

The postage stamp features the Coat of arms of the Murmansk, the monument "Waiting" on the background of panorama of the port and the Aurora.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture a first day covers and a first day postmarks for Moscow and Murmansk.

Design: G. Shegol
Face value: 24.00 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 330,000 stamps (22,000 sheets).

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