Emissions of state valuable postal matter in October

On October 1, a stamp dedicated to the All-Russian population census of 2020 will go into postal circulation

The All-Russian population census of 2020 is a Russia-wide campaign held with the unified national statistical methods with the view of gaining summarized demographic, economic and social data.

The main round of the census will be held in April 1 – 30, 2021. However, in 26 remote and hard-to-reach regions, the census will start earlier. On October 1, 2020, it will start in the Republic of Tyva, the Tomsk Region and the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

The subjects of the population census will be residents of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons who will be present on the territory of the Russian Federation during the All-Russian population census.

The postal stamp provides an image of elements of the signature style of the All-Russian population census.

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

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×30 mm; sheet size: 174×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 16 (4×4) stamps.
Quantity: 432 thousand stamps (27 thousand sheets).

On October 1, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the Army Field Forces of Russia will go into postal circulation in the History of the Armed Forces of Russia series

The Army Field Forces are one of the three branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, intended for warfighting mainly on the ground with the aim of ensuring the defense and security of the country. It is the most numerous branch of the RF Armed Forces in terms of the field strength. It incorporates mechanized infantry, armored force, missile and artillery troops, air defense troops and combat support branch. On October 1, the Day of the Army Field Forces of Russia is celebrated in compliance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

The commemorative stamp provides images of warriors of different times; the main illustration features the emblem of the Army Field Forces of the Russian Federation.

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

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky, R. Komsa.
Quantity: 7.5 thousand postcards.

On October 5, a stamp dedicated to the Podolsk Cadets film will go into postal circulation in the Modern Russian Cinematography series

War drama Podolsk Cadets is a film about a real feat, dedication, courage and fortitude. The film is inspired by true events, which occurred in October of 1941 near Moscow. Cadets of the Podolsk artillery and infantry schools were given an order to take up defense on the Ilinsky line and to hold back the onslaught of German troops. For 12 days, young men together with senior officers fought up to the last ditch, offering resistance and waiting for assistance. The film tells not only about the war, but also about true values: love, friendship, and family relations.

The postal stamp provides a Podolsk Cadets movie still.

The stamp will also be available in the mARka augmented reality mobile application. Aiming a smartphone at the stamp will show the official trailer for the movie.

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

Design: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 43 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: 154 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).

On October 6, a stamp dedicated to the 400th Birth Anniversary of religious leader Arch-priest Avvakum will go into postal circulation

Avvakum Petrov (or Avvakum Petrovich) (1620-1682) was an Arch-priest of the Russian Church and the author of polemical writings, a writer.
In 1652, Arch-priest Avvakum was among the ardent opponents of the reform carried out by the Head of the Church, Patriarch Nikon, and was one of the first to be persecuted. The Arch-priest continued to punish severely his flock for their sins and took great pains in public abuse of the reforms. After he had sent a letter with seditious content to the Tsar, following the decision of the Council of 1681-1682, he and his three adheres were burned alive in a log house on April 24, 1682.
Avvakum is considered to be the author of 43 works, the most famous of which were Vita, Interpretation Book, Rebuke Book, and Counseling Book. Old-Ritualist Churches venerate him as a holy martyr.

The postal stamp provides a logo of the celebration of the 400th Birth Anniversary of Arch-priest Avvakum.

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

Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 18 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm; sheet size: 170×152 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 15 (5×3) stamps.
Quantity: 150 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).

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

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky, R. Komsa.
Quantity: 7.5 thousand postcards.

On October 15, a stamp dedicated to the 650th Anniversary of the Simonov Monastery foundation will go into postal circulation

The Simonov Monastery was established in about 1370 by reverend Feodor of Rostov, a disciple of St Sergius of Radonezh. From the very early days of its foundation, the Simonov Monastery protected the most dangerous southern borders of Moscow. Therefore, its walls were made as ramparts rather than just monastic, and frequently the monks had to become warriors.

Among the few, the Simonov Monastery was regarded stavropegial, that is, it was managed directly by the Patriarch. In 1923, a museum was opened in the buildings of the monastery, which put persistent efforts into archaeological work. It existed until 1929. Then, during the night of January 21, 1930, on the eve of the death anniversary of V. Lenin, all the churches, the greater part of the walls and towers were blown up. As soon as three weeks later, the ZIL Palace of Culture construction according to the Vesnins brothers’ project started on this site.
In 1995, the Temple of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God of the Simonov Monastery was restored.

The postal stamp provides an image of the architectural ensemble of the Simonov Monastery and its founder Feodor of Rostov.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow, and a maxi-card.

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm; sheet size: 154×190 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (2×5) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 117 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).


On October 20, a stamp dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of navigator Ivan F. Krusenstern will go into postal circulation

Ivan F. Krusenstern (Adam Johann von Krusenstern ) (1770−1846) was a Russian navigator, Admiral, one of the founders of Russian oceanology, Honorary Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, a foundation member of the Russian Geographical Society.
In 1803-1806, Krusenstern on the Nadezhda sailing sloop accompanied by his assistant Yuri Lisyansky on Neva executed the first Russian circumnavigation. During the expedition, they for the first time implemented extensive oceanographic and meteorological surveying and started systematic deep-water ocean research; besides, they compiled a description of a part of the Kuril Islands, coastlines of Sakhalin, Kamchatka, and some of the Japan islands.

The postal stamp provides I. Krusenstern’s portrait, an image of the Nadezhda sailing sloop, the St. Andrew’s flag and a world map with the indicated route of the round-the-world expedition.

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

Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm; sheet size: 170×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 168 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).


On October 21, a stamp featuring the St. Alexander Hall will go into postal circulation in the Grand Kremlin Palace series

The Grand Kremlin Palace is one of the palaces of the Moscow Kremlin built in 1838−1849 by order of Emperor Nicholas I. The palace serves as the ceremonial residence of the Chief of State.
The St. Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace and is named after the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, which was instituted in the Russian Empire in 1725 by order of Empress Catherine I. The walls are embellished with paintings featuring episodes from the life of Prince Alexander Nevsky. At present, the St. Alexander Hall accepts the meetings of the State Council of the Russian Federation.

The postal stamp provides an image of the St. Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow, and a maxi-card.

Artist: V. Nikonov. Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm; sheet size: 178×177 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 156 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).


On October 30, a stamp dedicated to the public health service will go into postal circulation in the National Projects of Russia series

The passport of the Public Health national project was approved on December 24, 2018. The key goals of the national project are to reduce the death rate of the population, eliminate the understaffing in healthcare organizations providing primary health care, ensure coverage of all citizens with preventive medical examinations, simplify the procedure for making an appointment with a doctor, and increase the volume of export of medical services.

The postal stamp provides an image of a mobile icu, a doctor against a hospital, and a logo from the brand book of the Public Health national project.

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

Design: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 24×34 mm, sheet size: 150×110 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 376 thousand stamps (47 thousand sheets).

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