On January 14, a stamp dedicated to the Trinity-Hodigitria stavropegial Zosima Hermitage Convent will go into postal circulation in the Monasteries of Russia series
The Zosima Hermitage Convent of the Russian Orthodox Church is located in the namesake village in the Novofyodorovskoye settlement of the Troitsk Administrative District of Moscow.
The monastery was founded in 1826 in the Vereysky County of the Moscow Province by monk Zosima and his spiritual daughters. The sorority was arranged on the directive of Filaret, the Metropolitan of Moscow. In 1856, the community was transformed to the monastery, which was closed in May, 1929.
The monastery was revived as a convent in August, 1999, first, as a metochion of the Moscow Novodevichy Monastery, and then, on March 7, 2000, the Sacred Synod took a decision to open the Trinity-Hodigitria Zosima Hermitage as a self-sustained monastery.
The postal stamp provides an image of the Zosima Hermitage general view during its heyday and the image of Reverend Zosima (Verkhovsky), the monastery founder.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow, as well as an illustrated envelope with postal stamps and a label inside.
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 (2×5) with 9 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 126 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).
On January 20, a stamp dedicated to the National Endangered Wildlife will go into postal circulation in the issue upon program Europe
Every year, more and more species of plants and animals are registered in the Red List of threatened species of the Russian Federation.
The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica) is on the list of the Red Book of the Russian Federation and belongs to the first category as an endangered species. Hunting for leopards has been forbidden since 1957. The total global population is under 1,000 animals. It was completely exterminated in Russia, but presently, several young predators bred in the Leopard Recovery Center and released into the wild live in the Caucasus.
This is the largest subspecies of leopards with the body length from 126 to 171 cm but it can reach 183 cm and the tail length from 94 to 116 cm. The weight of a male on the average is about 70 kg, but the large individual can weigh more than 90 kg; females normally weigh 40-50 kg.
The Persian leopard exhibits two types of coloration, which is determined by the basic tint of the coat. The general color of the coat is grayish-ocher with a reddish shade; depending on the type, it will be either light or dark. Rosette-like spots on the animal coat are formed by 3 to 5 small spots and ensure a good disguise. The pattern formed by these spots is unique: there are no two leopards with identical rosettes.
The postal stamp provides an image of a Persian leopard female with a joey.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi of the Krasnodar Territory, Stavropol and Rostov-on-Don. Also issued will be a maxi-card and an illustrated envelope containing a postal stamp, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow.
Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 52 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 178×176 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 192 thousand stamps (16 thousand sheets).
On January 22, an overprinted stamp dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communication will go into postal circulation
The Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) is an organization established on December 17, 1991, in Moscow with the view of ensuring cooperation of new independent states in the field of electrical and postal communications, on a voluntary basis, principles of mutual respect and sovereignty.
The RCC Council accounts for 20 participants: RCC Communications Administrations of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Slovenia; as well as the EUTELSAT intergovernmental organization, the INTERSPUTNIK international organization of space communications and the INMARSAT international operator of satellite communications.
An overprint of the new denomination and inscription “30 years” were made on a 2016 postage stamp. The overprinted stamp sheet is on sale as part of an illustrated cover.
Design Artist: Kh. Betredinova (stamp); design: M. Miloradova (overprint).
Face value: 23 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×170 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 73.5 thousand stamps (4.9 thousand sheets).
On January 26, a stamp dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of Kuzbass will go into postal circulation
Initially, the term Kuzbass was formed from a combination of parts of the name of the Kuznetsk coal basin, which is located in the Kemerovo region. In March 2019, the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation assigned the new name to the region – Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass – to be included in Article 65 of the Russian Federation Constitution.
The first official document informing of a coal deposit available in Kuzbass was the report of ore prospector Mikhailo Volkov’s in 1721.
In 1842, geographer, geologist, diplomat and traveler Pyotr Chikhachev was the first to introduce the term “Kuznetsk coal basin”.
At the end of the 19th century, the construction and operation of the Trans-Siberian Railway increased sharply the demand for coal. At that time, Kuzbass gained the lead of the extent of coal mining in Siberia.
The postal stamp provides an image of the official logo of the celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Kuzbass.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Kemerovo, as well as an illustrated envelope with a postal stamp and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Kemerovo inside.
Design: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 56 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×30 mm, sheet size: 174×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 16 (4×4) stamps.
Quantity: 160 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).
On January 28, a stamp dedicated to Nikolai N. Semenov, scientist, the founder of chemical physics, will go into postal circulation in in the Nobel Prize Winners series
Nikolai N. Semenov (1896–1986) was a physical chemistry scientist and educator, one of the founders of chemical physics. He made a significant contribution to the development of chemical kinetics. He was an Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1932; corresponding member since 1929). He was the sole Soviet Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry (awarded in 1956 jointly with Cyril Hinshelwood for the development of the theory of chain reactions), twice Hero of Socialist Labor.
His most widely known developments are works in the theory of chain reactions, the discovery (in 1928) of chain branching in chemical reactions characterized by exponential acceleration and subsequent inflaming.
In 1963, N. Semenov in collaboration with A. Shilov defined the role of energy processes (resulting from energy transfer from high-energy products to the initial molecules) in the evolution of chain reactions at high temperatures.
The postal stamp provides a N. Semenov’s portrait, his formula and a branching chain reaction.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Saratov, as well as an illustrated envelope with postal stamps and a label inside.
Design Artist: M. Podobed.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 32.5×32.5 mm, sheet size: 119.5×123.5 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
On January 29, a stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics will go into postal circulation
The Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) is a higher educational establishment in Russia in the field of information technology, telecommunications, cyber security, television and radio engineering.
The MTUCI structure incorporates the following faculties: Information Technologies; Radio and Television; Networks and Communication Systems; Economics and Management; 1st and 2nd General Engineering; Extramural and Extramural General Engineering; Advanced Training and Professional Development (for teachers and specialists), as well as advanced training institutes and training centers.
Self-sustained structural subdivisions of the University are the North Caucasus Branch in Rostov-on-Don; the Volgo-Vyatka Branch in Nizhny Novgorod; and the Communications College in Moscow.
The MTUCI is a member of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI); it participates in European conferences and seminars on higher education issues held by SEFI (Czech Republic, the Netherlands, etc.). The university is a member of the Association for Business Cooperation of International Departments of Higher Educational Institutions of Central and Eastern Europe (AMO), a member of the Council for Work with Foreign Graduates of Russian Educational Institutions. There are MTUCI Alumni Associations in many countries. Training laboratories of such companies as NEC (Japan), Motorola (USA), Cisco Systems (USA) and others are also working in MTUCI.
The postal stamp provides an image of the building and the emblem of the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don.
Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 45 rubles.
Stamp size: 58×26 mm, sheet size: 136×129 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 104 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).