December 20, four postage stamps dedicated to football in art to be put into circulation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Football is comprehensively represented in Russian art. Not only did artists and sculptors depict scenes from a game but also elements of outfit, fans and stadiums.

In the 20th century, the principles of portrayal a human were connected with the concept of a harmonious man and patriotic upbringing. The ideas of conquering space and time and the task of training a physically developed man were pivotal in painting.

The postage stamps feature the paintings Football (1926) by Yuri Pimenov;
Football (1928) by Aleksandr Deyneka; Football Player (1953) bas-relief in Moscow Metro by Elena Yanson-Manizer; monument to Vsevolod Bobrov, a football player (2002), by Anatoly Dyoma and Sergey Mikhailov, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Official Marks.

In addition to the stamp, JSC Marka is to issue FDCs and special cancellation postmarks for all the Host Cities, as well as an illustrated cover with four spoatge stamps and FDCs for Moscow.

Design: O. Shushlebina.
Face value: 22 RUB.
Size of stamps: 30×42 mm; size of sheets 135×106 mm.
Form of issue: sheets with illustrated margins of 8 (4х2) stamps.
Circulation: 400 thousand copies of each value: (50 thousand sheets of each value, 80 thousand of mini sheets).

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