Emissions of state valuable postal matter in August

On August 7, a postal block dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Naval Victory in the Battle of Grengam will go into postal circulation

The Battle of Grengam took place in the course of the Northern War on July 27 (August 7) of 1720 in the Baltic Sea.

The result of the Battle of Grengam was the end of the unchallenged Swedish supremacy in the Baltic Sea and coming of Russia into ascendance in the region. The Battle was the final great naval battle of the Northern War, which advanced signing of the Nystadt Peace Treaty.

The postal block provides an image of a fragment of the Battle of Grengam of July 27 1720 painting by A. Bogolyubov (1866, State Russian Museum).

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, as well as an illustrated envelope containing postal blocks dedicated to the Battles of Gangut, Chesma and Grengam and a label.

Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 80×60 mm; a stamp size in the block: 50×37 mm.
Quantity: 30 thousand blocks.


On August 8, a postal stamp dedicated to the Fall of Babylon XXV International Bike Show in Sevastopol will go into postal circulation

The Iinternational Bike Show is the largest annual event in the Russian motorcycle world. It is held under the guidance of the chief biker of Russia, the President of the Night Wolves motorcycle club Alexander Zaldastanov (aka Khirurg).

This year event will take place on August 8–9, in Sevastopol near Mount Gasfort. The Fall of Babylon show is devoted to the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945.

The postal stamp provides images of the motorcycle club insignia and the show name.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Sevastopol, as well as an illustrated envelope with а postal stamp, a label and a First Day Cover with special cancel for Sevastopol inside.

Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 48 rubles.
Stamp size 37×37 mm; sheet size: 131×138 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 117 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).


On August 11, a postal stamp dedicated to the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation will go into postal circulation in the Path to Victory Series

The Manchurian operation (August 9 - September 2, 1945) was the final offensive operation of the Armed Forces of the USSR and the People’s Revolutionary Army of Mongolia during World War II, which resulted in the liberation of the Chinese and Korean territories occupied by Japanese invaders, the unconditional surrender of Japan and the transfer of Kuril Islands and southern Sakhalin to the USSR.

The postal stamp provides an image of the Soviet soldiers’ offensive during the Manchurian operation.

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

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size 65×32.5 mm; sheet size: 180×180 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 7 (2×4) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 133 thousand stamps (19 thousand sheets).


On August 18, a postal block dedicated to the Russian Geographical Society will go into postal circulation

The Russian Geographical Society was established on August 18, 1845, in St. Petersburg by the highest authority of Emperor Nicholas I. The idea of the Society foundation belonged to Admiral F.P. Litke, the mentor of the future first Chairman of the Russian Geographical Society, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich. The main aim of the Society was to involve the best Russian forces to a comprehensive study of the native land and its inhabitants.

The Russian Geographical Society has made a significant contribution to the study of European Russia, the Urals, Siberia, Far East, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, India, New Guinea, Polar and other territories.

Nowadays, the Society includes more than 22,000 members in Russia and abroad. Its regional branches are opened in all the Russian Federation members. The main areas of activities of the Society are expeditions and researches, education and enlightenment, nature protection, book publishing and work with youth.

The postal block provides an image of the emblem of the 175th Anniversary of the Russian Geographical Society; the margins of the block feature a map of the world and imagery reflecting the major geographical researches and discoveries.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Penza, Tver, Novosibirsk and Ryazan, as well as an illustrated envelope with а postal block and a label inside.

Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 200 rubles.
Block size (diam): 99 mm; a stamp size in the block (diam): 33 mm.
Quantity: 35 thousand blocks.


On August 20, stamps dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Russian Tank Building will go into postal circulation

Tank building in Russia dates its history back to 1920–1921, when first Russian tank models were designed at the Krasnoye Sormovo plant in Nizhniy Novgorod on the basis of the captured Renault French tank. In the early 1930s, the principal design centers of Soviet tank building were established in Moscow, Leningrad and Kharkov. It was necessary to equip the army within a short time with newest light tracked and half-tracked, medium and heavy tanks. After the Great Patriotic War, new models were under development featuring more powerful armament, reliable protection and enhanced maneuvering quality. Nowadays, tank formations remain the main striking force of the Ground Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

The stamps provide images of the following tanks:

Borets Za Svobodu Tovarishch Lenin (Freedom Fighter Comrade Lenin);
— T-26;
— T-72 Ural;
— T-14 Armata.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm and Chelyabinsk, as well as an illustrated envelope with postal stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside; and maxi-cards.

Design Artist: R. Komsa.
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm; size of sheets with formatted margins: 170×143 mm; small sheet size: 170×177 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 8 (3×3) stamps and a coupon; small sheet of 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 112 thousand each stamp (14 thousand each sheet); 25 thousand small sheet.


On August 24, a postal stamp dedicated to the 175th Birth Anniversary of Lev S. Golitsyn, the founder of winemaking in Crimea, will go into postal circulation

Prince Lev Golitsyn (1845-1915) was the founder of winemaking in Crimea and industrial production of sparkling wines in Abrau-Durso.

In the early 1890s, he was the first in Russia to launch mass production of high-quality champagne-like, sparkling and other grape wines at a winery built in Novy Svet. In 1892, Emperor Alexander III appointed Prince Golitsyn as the chief winemaker of the Livadia estate of His Imperial Majesty and apanage estates in the Crimea and the Caucasus. In 1894, L. Golitsyn established the Abrau-Durso winery. In 1894, Lev Golitsyn started the construction of the Russia’s first underground plant for the production and aging of table and sweet wines near Yalta in Massandra.

The postal stamp provides Lev Golitsyn’s portrait, an image of the Massandra winery and a Gold Medal of the 1900 Paris Exhibition.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novy Svet of the Republic of Crimea; and a maxi-card.

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size 65×32.5 mm; sheet size: 154×160 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).


On August 25, a postal stamp dedicated to the 175th Birth Anniversary of Kazakh poet, composer and educator Abai Kunanbayev will go into postal circulation

Abai Kunanbayev (1845-1904) was a poet, writer, composer, public figure and the founder of the Kazakh written literature.

Abai’s mindset formation was affected by poets and scientists of the East who adhered to humanist ideas (Ferdowsi, Alisher Navoiy, Nîzamî Gencewî, Fizuli, ibn Sīnā and others), as well as by Russian classic literature and European literature in general. He translated works by Krylov, Lermontov, Pushkin, Goethe and Byron.

The poet is the author of more than 170 poems and 56 translations, dastans, Words of Edification. Abai was also a composer. He created about two dozen tunes that are popular to this day.

The postal stamp provides an Abai Kunanbayev’s portrait, an image of Kazakh yurts and a herd of horses.

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

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 48 rubles.
Stamp size 42×30 mm; sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 14 (3×5) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 126 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).

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