June 29, a postage stamp dedicated to the 350th anniversary of state shipbuilding in Russia to be issued

Russian shipbuilding can be traced back to 1667, when Tsar Alexis signed a ukase to build ships. The construction of the country’s first gun frigate began the very same date with the aim to ensure safety of merchant navigation in the Caspian Sea. The first state dockyard was laid down in the village of Dedinovo at the Oka River. The first Russian double-decked, three-mast Oryol-class warship was floated out on May 19, 1669. She was named in honor of the state coat of arms.

The postage stamp features the Oryol frigate against the background of the Russian tricolor flag.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Dedinovo, Moscow Oblast.

Design: I. Ulyanovskiy.
Face value: 33 RUB.
Size of stamp: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 131×131 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 9 (3×3) stamps.
Circulation: 225,000 stamps (25,000 sheets).

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