Emissions of state valuable postal matter in September

On September 7, a postal block dedicated to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Alexander I. Kuprin, writer, will go into postal circulation

Alexander I Kuprin (1870-1938) was a Russian realist writer and translator.

The most well-known works by A. Kuprin, such as The Garnet Bracelet, Olesya, The Pit, The Duel and others have gained a rightful place in the golden fund of Russian literature. In 1909, the writer was awarded the Pushkin Prize.

In 1918, Kuprin left for emigration. From July 1920, he stayed in Paris. During the years of emigration, Kuprin published several collections of prose: The Dome of St. Isaak Dolmatsky, Elan, The Wheel of Time, novels Jeannette and The Junckers.

The stamp provides an A. Kuprin’s portrait; the margins of the block feature characters of The Garnet Bracelet novel and quotations from his works.

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

Artist: S. Sviridov. Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 75×104 mm; stamp size in the block (oval): 35.7×49 mm.
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.


On September 8, a stamp dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Nuclear Industry in Russia will go into postal circulation

The nuclear industry in Russia dates its history back to August 20, 1945, when it was decided to establish the First General Directorate under the USSR Council of People’s Commissars. As early as the following year, the first in Europe and Asia self-sustaining chain reaction of uranium fission was implemented under Igor Kurchatov’s guidance in the F-1 physical reactor in Moscow.

The next step was commissioning of the first A-1 commercial reactor for plutonium production in the Urals. In 1954, the world’s first Obninsk nuclear power plant with the AM (Atom Mirny meaning peaceful atom in Russian) reactor was put into operation. In 1959, the flag was raised on the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker Lenin.

Today, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom is a global company working in dozens of countries around the world on five continents and a recognized technology leader inside the country, which has gone far beyond the energy sector.

The postal stamp provides an image of the nuclear industry staff workers against the facilities related to its activities. The design makes use of the logo and corporate identity of State Corporation Rosatom.

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

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm, sheet size: 154×158 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 152 thousand stamps (19 thousand sheets).


On September 8, a postal block dedicated to the Candle of Memory Monument will go into postal circulation

The Candle of Memory, one of the major monuments commemorating heroic citizens and defenders of Blockaded Leningrad, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem (the State of Israel) on January 23, 2020.

The monument to the survivors of the Siege of Leningrad is an eight-meter stele with symbols of Leningrad on it. The foundation of the monument contains a capsule with earth from the Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg, where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Siege of Leningrad are buried.

The main artistic feature of the monument with silhouettes of people is made of bronze and is located in the upper part of the stele. In the dark, when the Memorial is illuminated from the inside, the stele resembles an eternally burning candle.

The postal stamp provides an image of the Candle of Memory Monument; the margins of the postal block feature Leningrad during the Siege of the city, coats of arms of St. Petersburg and Jerusalem and a fragment of the quotation on the Monument.

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

Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 80×77 mm, stamp size in the block: 26×58 mm.
Quantity: 27 thousand blocks.


On September 10, stamps for the 100th Anniversary of a Special Purpose Garage will go into postal circulation; the stamps are dedicated to governmental cars of top public officials

A Special Purpose Garage was instituted on the Resolution of the Council of People's Commissars of January 5, 1921. At different times, the Garage fleet consisted of models of both foreign and domestic manufacture.

Currently, the Special Purpose Garage is a structural subdivision of the FSO (Federal Protective Service) of the Russian Federation. The personnel of the Garage ensure safe transportation of the President and the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, the heads of both Houses of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and the leaders of all foreign countries who are on a visit in Russia.

The postal stamps provide images of the following cars of top public officials:
— ZIL-111A that was a personal transport vehicle of the First Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee N.S. Khrushchev in the years of 1959-1963;
— ZIL-114 that was a personal transport vehicle of L.I. Brezhnev in the years of 1967–1978;
— ZIS-115 that was a personal transport vehicle of I.V. Stalin in the years of 1950–1953;
— Aurus Senate Limousine that is the main official car of the President and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

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

Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 104×153 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 94 thousand each stamp (47 thousand each sheet).


On September 15, stamps will go into postal circulation for the 100th Anniversary of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation; the stamps are dedicated to intelligence service officers Gevork A. Vartanyan, Alexey M. Kozlov, Vladimir B. Barkovsky and Alexander S. Feklisov

Gevork A. Vartanyan (1924−2012) was an undercover agent, colonel, Hero of the Soviet Union.

The postal stamp provides a G.A. Vartanyan’s portrait and an image of a Gold Star medal.

Design Artist: M. Podobed
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×138 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (3×3) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 104 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).

Alexey M. Kozlov (1934–2015) was an undercover agent, colonel, Hero of the Russian Federation.

The postal stamp provides an A.M. Kozlov’s portrait and an image of a Gold Star medal against a secret test site in the RSA.

Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 104×112 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 5 (2×3) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 80 thousand stamps (16 thousand sheets).

Vladimir B. Barkovsky (1913–2003) was an intelligence officer, colonel, Hero of the Russian Federation.

Alexander S. Feklisov (1914–2007) was an intelligence officer, colonel, Hero of the Russian Federation.

The postal stamps provide portraits of the intelligence officers.

Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 35 rubles.
Stamp size: 28×40 mm, sheet size: 104×112 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 96 thousand each stamp (16 thousand each sheet)..

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vologda and Rostov-on-Don.


On September 28, a stamp booklet dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation will go into postal circulation

The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, which celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2020, is meant to protect the security of an individual, the society and the state from external threats. The Service carries out its activities through the acquisition and processing of intelligence information and rendering of assistance to governmental efforts to ensure the state security.

The stamp booklet contains 8 postal stamps dedicated to the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation and intelligence officers África de las Heras, Z.I. Voskresenskaya-Rybkina, A.N. Botyan, G.A. Vartanyan, V.B. Barkovsky, A.S. Feklisov, A.M. Kozlov, as well as stamps that were put into postal circulation in the period of 2019-2020.

Design Artists: M. Miloradova, Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 27, 35 and 40 rubles.
Booklet size: 135×95 mm.
Quantity: 3.7 thousand booklets.


On September 16, a stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Exodus of the Russian army and the end of the Civil War in the European part of Russia will go into postal circulation

The Evacuation of the Crimea (November 13-16, 1920) was an event of the Russian Civil War associated with the evacuation of the Russian army units and civilians from the Crimea over sea.

During the evacuation, 126 ships, small boats and tug-boats left the ports of the Crimean Peninsula (Sevastopol, Yevpatoriya, Kerch, Feodosia, Yalta) with up to 146.000 people, not including the crews, on board. Among the passengers there were elderly people, women and children. However, the majority were various military officers of the Russian army of General Baron Pyotr Wrangel.

The postal stamp features a fragment of painting by D. Belyukin White Russia. Exodus (1992–1994).

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

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×50 mm, sheet size: 174×178 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 108 thousand stamps (12 thousand sheets).


On September 22, a stamp dedicated to academic lawyer Lev Samoilovich Yavich will go into postal circulation

Lev S. Yavich (1919-2004) was a Soviet academician lawyer, PhD in Law, Professor. His scientific papers covered the problems of philosophy of law, and theory of state and law.

His principal papers are Soviet law as the regulator of social relations in the USSR (1957); and General theory of law (1976).

The stamp provides a Lev S. Yavich’s portrait against his fundamental articles on the theory of law.

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: R. Komsa.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 99 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).


On September 23, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Military Educational and Scientific Center Air Force Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Yu.A. Gagarin of the Air Forces of Russia will go into postal circulation in the History of the Armed Forces of Russia series

The Zhukovsky Gagarin Air Force Academy dates back to 1920, when the Institute of Engineers of the Red Air Force Fleet named after N.E. Zhukovsky was established.

Nowadays, the Air Force Academy is engaged in training officers, students of the tactical training level (Master’s degree program), and cadets, future officers (Specialist’s degree program). The first scientific squadron in the RF Armed Forces and the cadet corps (engineering school) were established. The educational activities in the academy are conducted by 21 faculties and 89 chairs located in Voronezh and its branches in Chelyabinsk and Syzran, as well as research centers and other subunits. The Academy also provides training of postgraduates from foreign states.

The original stamp provides images of warriors of different times; the main illustration features the emblem of the Military Educational and Scientific Center Air Force Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Yu.A. Gagarin of the Air Forces of Russia.

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

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky (stamp), A. Povarikhin (illustration).
Quantity: 7.5 thousand postcards.

On September 21, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the V. Chkalov Order of Lenin Red Banner State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will go into postal circulation in the History of the Armed Forces of Russia series

The V. Chkalov State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (GLITs) is a Russian aviation scientific research establishment.

The GLITs dates its history back to 1920, when an experimental airfield was established on the Khodynka field in Moscow. Later on, it was transformed into the Scientific Research Institute of the Air Force, and subsequently into the State Flight Test Center, from 1960 based on the airfield of Akhtubinsk, the Astrakhan Region.

The commemorative stamp provides images of warriors of different times; the main illustration features the emblem of the V. Chkalov Order of Lenin Red Banner State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

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

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky (stamp), A. Povarikhin (illustration).
Quantity: 7.5 thousand postcards.

On September 23, a stamp with an overprint dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Nuclear Industry in Russia will go into postal circulation

The nuclear industry in Russia dates its history back to August 20, 1945, when it was decided to establish the First General Directorate under the USSR Council of People’s Commissars. As early as the following year, the first in Europe and Asia self-sustaining chain reaction of uranium fission was implemented under Igor Kurchatov’s guidance in the F-1 physical reactor in Moscow. The USSR was the leader in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Today, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom is a global company working in dozens of countries around the world on five continents and a recognized technology leader inside the country, which has gone far beyond the energy sector. Lasers and space, additive processes and digital products, innovative materials and quantum computers – all of these also belong to the nuclear industry domain.

The postal stamp provides an image of a fragment of the emblem of the Rosatom systemic company against outlines of the industry facilities: an icebreaker, nuclear power station and a tomographic scanner, as well as an overprint of the new face value. The text of the overprint on the margins of the stamp booklet reads: The 75th Anniversary of Nuclear Industry in Russia. In 1945, the First General Directorate for the use of uranium nuclear power under the USSR Council of People’s Commissars was established.

The stamp sheet with an overprint is produced in the composition of an illustrated envelope.

Design Artist: I. Dvinskikh. Design: O. Shushlebina,
M. Miloradova (overprint).
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×131 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity:  54.9 thousand stamps (6.1 thousand sheets).

On September 24, a stamp dedicated to the release of the Streltsov film will go into postal circulation in the Modern Russian Cinematography series

Streltsov is a Russian sports drama feature film produced by Rock Films studio, Central Partnership studio, Nikita Mikhalkov’ Trite Studio and Russia 1 TV channel with support from the Cinema Fund. The partners in the film production were also the Russian Football Union and the Torpedo Football Club.

This is a reality-inspired story about football player Eduard Streltsov who was one of the greatest Soviet sportsmen of the XX century.

The postal stamp provides an image of the poster for the Streltsov film with portraits of the main characters.

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

Design: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 43 rubles
Stamp size: 42×30 mm; sheet size: 146×174 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 180 thousand stamps (12 thousand sheets).


On September 30, stamps dedicated to the Yeni-Kale and Meganom lighthouses will go into postal circulation in the Lighthouses of Russia series

The Yeni-Kale lighthouse is located on Cape Fonar, the easternmost point of the Crimean peninsula at the entrance to Kerch Strait. In 1820, in order to enable the ship passage via Kerch Strait, a lighthouse was built, named after the Yeni-Kale fortress 5 km away to the south.

The Meganom lighthouse is located in the southernmost part of Cape Meganom, in the wildest stretch of the Crimean coast; it is the most hard to access lighthouse in terms of distance. The lighthouse on Meganom was put into operation in 1895 on the order of Emperor Alexander II.

The postal stamps provide images of the Yeni-Kale and Meganom lighthouses against the map of the Crimean peninsula and the wind pattern.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Kerch, the Republic of Crimea, as well as maxi-cards and an illustrated envelope with postal stamps, a label and First Day Covers with a cancel for Kerch, the Republic of Crimea, inside.

Design Artist: O. Shushlebina.
Face value: 35 р rubles
Stamp size: 42×30 mm; sheet size: 146×176 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 150 thousand each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).

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