January 18, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to Saransk was put into circulation in the “2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™ Host Cities” series

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup held in Russia and Eastern Europe.

11 Russian cities will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Ekaterinburg.

Saransk is the capital of the Republic of Mordovia, one of the oldest cities of the Middle Volga region founded in 1641. At present Saransk is a large industrial and cultural centre with a developed economic and social infrastructure.

The postcard depicts the tournament official emblem and footballers at play on the stamp; Admiral Fyodor Ushakov’s monument, the Yaushev State Music Theatre and the cityscape are in the main image.

In addition to the postcard, JSC “Marka” has released a special cancellation postmark for Saransk.

Design: N Karpova.
Circulation: 40 thousand stamps.


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