Emissions of state valuable postal matter in July

On July 3, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the Volga Higher Military Construction Command School will go into postal circulation in the History of the Armed Forces of Russia series.

The Volga Higher Military Construction Command School is a military educational institution of higher professional education, which used to train officers with the qualification of "engineer for the construction and management of buildings and facilities".

It was founded on December 1, 1950, by the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR as the Tomsk School of Military Engineering for training personnel for the Glavpromstroy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. Since October 1952, the School was dislocated in Novosibirsk, and since 1973 it was located in Dubna of the Moscow Region. On February 20, 1983, it was renamed as the Volga Higher Military Construction Command School of the Ministry of Intermediate Engineering. On March 27, 1993, the school was disbanded. In 1994, after the disbandment of the school, International University Dubna was established on its territory.

The commemorative stamp provides images of warriors of different ages; the central image presents a monument to cadets of the Volga Higher Military Construction Command School and the ceremonial march of School graduates against the background of the School building.

In addition to the issue of the postcard with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka will produce special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Dubna of the Moscow Region.

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky (stamp), S. Kapranov (illustration).

Quantity: 7.5 thousand postcards.

On July 8, a postal block dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Karelia will go into postal circulation.

On June 8, 1920, a Karelian labor commune was founded, which on July 25, 1923, was transformed into Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and subsequently, in 1991, into the Republic of Karelia.

The Republic of Karelia enters into the composition of the Northwestern Federal District and is part of the Northern Economic Region. Its area is 180.5 thousand sq. km with the population of 614 thousand people (2020). The capital of the Republic is Petrozavodsk.

The postal block provides images of the coat of arms, natural and architectural attractions of the Republic of Karelia and is decorated with the national ornament.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, as well as a magnet and an illustrated envelope with a block, a label and a First Day Cover with cancellation for Petrozavodsk inside.

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 135×88 mm; stamp size in the block (diameter): 33 mm.
Quantity: 27 thousand blocks.

On July 15, stamp booklet Path to Victory will go into postal circulation
 
The Great Patriotic War, which broke out on June 22, 1941, was the most murderous in the history of the Russian state. It claimed the lives of millions of Soviet people, both army men and civilians. For four years, the country brought all its strength and capabilities intoa sole thing the victory over treacherous fascist invaders. Many thousands of Soviet soldiers were perishing on the fronts, and civilians were working in the rear in incredibly severe conditions for the sake of victory. Women, adolescents and elderly people – all of them maintained the common cause.
 
The stamp booklet comprises five postal stamps dedicated to the Vistula-Oder Offensive Operation, the Koenigsberg, the Berlin and the Prague Operations, as well as a labor feat of home front workers, which went into postal circulation in 2020. Besides, the booklet contains souvenir vignette sheets with on-foil embossing.
 
Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky. (postal stamps), M. Miloradova (booklet design).
Face value of the stamps: 60 rubles each stamp.
Booklet size: 190×110 mm.
Quantity: 3 thousand booklets.

On July 16, a postal block dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of poet Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet will go into postal circulation

Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet (1820−1892) was a Russian lyrical poet and translator, memoirist, and corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1886).

In 1840, the first collection of Fet's poems, Lyric Pantheon, was published, and in 1850 his second collection, Poems, came out, which received favorable reviews from critics in magazines. From the end of 1841, Fet's poems were regularly published in the Moskvityanin magazine, and subsequently in Otechestvennye Zapiski. Shortly after, Fet's poems began to be also published in Sovremennik. In 1856, a new collection, Poems by A.A. Fet, edited by I.S. Turgenev came out, which was reissued in 1863 in two volumes.

The postal block provides a poet’s portrait surrounded by images of lyrical heroes from his poems.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Artist: G. Shishkin. Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 103×81 mm; stamp size in the block (oval): 35.7×49 mm.
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.

On July 17, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 300th Birth Anniversary of Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov, the founder of the Russian porcelain production will go into postal circulation
 
Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov (1720–1758) was born in Suzdal. Having received an education at the Slavic Greek Latin Academy in Moscow, Vinogradov, among the best students, furthered his studies in St. Petersburg. After that, he studied up miningengineering and mines in Germany. On his return home, he set about creating porcelain production in the country as directed by Empress Elizabeth of Russia.

In a few years, Vinogradov built up a factory with well-established porcelain production. The porcelain manufactory produced articles for the Imperial Court, which were often used as diplomatic gifts.
 
The commemorative stamp provides D.I. Vinogradov’sportrait; the central image features items of the Neva porcelain manufactory: a service plate, an oval basket from the service of Empress Elizabeth of Russia, a porcelain sweets bowl with a lid (Stavok) made by D. Vinogradov.
 
In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
 
Design Artist: V. Khablovsky.
Quantity: 1 million envelopes.

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