April 5, a postage stamp dedicated to Senior Lieutenant Dmitry Gorshkov is to be put into circulation as part of the “Heroes of the Russian Federation” series
Dmitry Evgenyevich Gorshkov was a senior lieutenant of the Ministry for Interior Affairs of the Russian Federation, Hero of the Russian Federation (1999).
Dmitry Gorshkov was born on 21 February 1971 in Tula. In 1986 he finished a secondary school and graduated from Tula Electromechanic College in 1990. He served in the army in 1990–1992. After discharge he worked in Tula as a communications specialist at a motor transport enterprise. In autumn 1993 Dmitry Gorshkov joined the agencies of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. He participated in the combat operations of the First Chechen War in February-March 1996 as an OMON engineer for communications and special vehicles of the Tula Oblast Department of Internal Affairs.
On 10 September 1999 in the course of a fight for the village of Chabanmakhi in Dagestan, Dmitry Gorshkov, a member of the 17th
special operations unit, was carrying a wounded comrade from the battle field under the enemy fire and was mortally wounded by a Chechen shooter. He was buried in the Walk of Glory at Tula city cemetery.
The postage stamp depicts Dmitry Gorshkov’s portrait and the Gold Star medal.
In addition to the release of the postage stamp, JSC Marka is to produce an FDC and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Tula.
Design: А. Drobyshev.
Face value: 27 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm; size of sheet: 104×110 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of illustrated margins of 5 (2×3) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 115 thousand stamps (23 thousand sheets).
April 12, a postage stamp dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” is to be put into circulation
The National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” (formerly I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy) is Russia’s leading research and development institution.
The world famous Kurchatov Institute was a key pillar in ensuring the national safety and developing major strategic directions of the Russian science and industry.
The institute was founded in Moscow in 1943 as Laboratory No 2 of the USSR Academy of Science with the initial purpose to develop nuclear weapons. In 1960 the institute was named after its founding father Igor Kurchatov, it was granted the status of a Russian research centre in 1991.
Initially the Kurchatov Institute was successful in designing and creating nuclear weapons: Eurasia’s first nuclear reactor was set up (1946); scientific management was carried out of the development of Russia’s first atomic bomb (1949) and of the world first thermonuclear bomb (1953). The 1950s saw the beginning of research and development of the peaceful uses of nuclear and thermonuclear energy: an industrial nuclear power plant was built (1954), the Tokamak complex was launched (1955), nuclear reactors were developed for icebreakers (1957), submarines (1958) and space hardware. Since the middle of the 1960s the Kurchatov Institute has been providing scientific support to the maintaining and servicing of the operating nuclear reactors, disposition of decommissioned facilities, and scientific management of developing most advanced reactors and nuclear energy facilities. At the beginning of the 1970s the Institute pioneered new microelectronics technologies. The mid-2000s saw active nanotechnology development at the Institute.
The postage stamp features the logo of the 75th
anniversary of the National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”.
In addition to the stamp, JSC Marka is to produce a FDC and a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Design: Alexander Povarikhin.
Face value: 30 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 300 thousand stamps (20 thousand sheets).
April 24, a postage stamp dedicated to SVIAZ 2018, the 30th International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology, is to be put into circulation
SVIAZ 2018, the 30th
International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technology is scheduled to be held on 24-27 April 2018 at the Expocentre Fairgrounds.
Sviaz Exhibition has been held since 1975 and is the largest telecommunication and information technologies event in the CIS and Eastern Europe. It is a calling card of the this business showcasing latest achievements and cutting-edge technologies, and setting a market trend for the year to come. It is a convenient platform to demonstrate and discuss all the pressing issues by business representatives, suppliers and customers.
The exhibition features the latest solutions for landline, cell, satellite and fiber-optic communications, as well as datacom networks, telecommunication, server and network hardware, broadcast systems for cable and satellite TV, radio broadcasting, specialized software, cyber security virtualization, Internet technologies and services, e-commerce solutions, etc.
The exhibition is held by Expocentre. The event is traditionally sponsored by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Federal Communications Agency, Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC), and held under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
The postage stamp features the SVIAZ Exhibition official logo.
In addition to the stamp, JSC Marka is to release an FDC and first day postmark for Moscow.
Design: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 40 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: 198 thousand stamps (22 thousand sheets).
April 26, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Vasily Revyakin, head of the Sevastopol underground anti-fascist organization, is to be put into circulation as part of the “75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945” series
Vasily Dmitriyevich Revyakin was the head of an underground anti-fascist organization, participant in the Great Patriotic War, posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union (1965).
He entered the Great Patriotic War at the Southern Front and took part in the defence of Odessa and Sevastopol as a soldier of the 18th
Guards Artillery Red Banner Regiment. In March 1943 Revyakin set up the first underground anti-fascist groups in the city. In a short while his most powerful underground organization in Crimea included 120 members and dozens of active supporters. The members committed sabotage actions at the city plants and factories, at the sea port and in the railway station. Later on Vasily Revyakin managed to establish connection with the Crimean partisans and Black Sea Fleet intelligence officers. In March 1944 Revyakin was arrested, tortured and shot by the Nazis on 14 April.
Vasily Dmitriyevich Revyakin was posthumously awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on 8 May 1965 for the establishment and management of the underground anti-fascist organization in Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War, for his outstanding merits, courage and valour shown in the fight against the Nazi German invaders.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp depicts Vasily Revyakin’s portrait and the emblem of the 75th
Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945.
In addition to the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Sevastopol.
Design: R. Komsa (illustration); A. Moskovets (emblem).
Circulation: 1 million.
April 27, four postage stamps dedicated to the Russian beekeeping history are to be put into circulation
Beekeeping is an agricultural branch dealing with bee raising for honey, bee wax and other products, as well as for pollination of agricultural crops for yield enhancement.
Our country environmental conditions have contributed to significant development of this agricultural branch.
The postage stamps feature different bee farming methods: wild, wild-hive, box hive and frame beekeeping.
In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to release an FDC, first day postmarks for Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and a souvenir set in an illustrated cover with cancelled FDCs and a poster stamp.
Design: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 40 RUB each stamp.
Size of stamps: 42×49 mm, size of sheet: 99×110 mm.
Circulation: 50 sheets of four stamps.
April 27, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to Anatoly Kisselyov (1938–2017), Director of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre is to be put into circulation as part of the “Space Exploration” series
Anatoly Ivanovich Kisselyov was Director of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre form 1975, Director General in 1993-2001. He was a Hero of Socialist Labour, Professor, Doctor of Engineering.
Anatoly Kisselyov supervised the design and production of the first elements for the International Space Station – Zarya
; tests of heavy-class (Proton-M) and light-class (Rokot) launch vehicles; development and tests of the Briz-M
transfer orbit stages, Yakhta
universal space platform, Angara
launch vehicle, and the Telekomsvyaz
For his significant merits in developing and testing the Buran space shuttle, Anatoly Kisselyov was granted the title of the Hero of Socialist Labour (1990).
The postcard with a commemorative stamp features a symbolic image of a launch vehicle starting into space; the main illustration depicts Anatoly Kisselyov’s portrait and the Proton-M launch vehicle.
In addition to the postcard with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Design: R. Komsa (illustration), А. Drobyshev (stamp).
Circulation: 15 thousand.