The history of Russian customs traces back to the end of the 10th century, when duties imposed on commodities on their way from the manufacturer to the customer were first mentioned in the Old Russian state.
The Mongols introduced their own duty called “tamga” in the middle of the 13th century. With time, this name was transferred to all duties, which received the name of “customs duties”, as well as to the place of their collection, a customs. Having come a centuries-old way of development, the Russian customs may rightfully be proud of its history, traditions, achievements and devoted employees.
State, political and public figures, as well as lawyers, economists, scientists, architects, common customs officials safeguarded the interests of the state at all times. Many of them left their mark in history as outstanding officials, who made a major contribution to the development of the Russian customs service.
This issue is dedicated to Alexander Vorontsov, Yegor Kankrin, Ernst Johann von Münnich, Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin.
Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” has manufactured a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Design: M. Bodrova
Circulation: 13,000 copies each.