On April 7, an overprinted postal block dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Kaliningrad Region will go into postal circulation
On April 7, 2021, the Kaliningrad Region will celebrate its 75th Foundation Anniversary. In 1946, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR declared the formation of the Konigsberg Region as a constituent part of the RSFSR. On July 4, 1946, the Königsberg Region was renamed as the Kaliningrad Region and the town of Königsberg became the city of Kaliningrad.
The 2017 postal block of the Coats of arms of constituent regions and cities of the Russian Federation series is overprinted with a new face value and a memorable text.
Inscription "75 years" and a new face value of 100 rubles are added
Design Artist: A. Moskovets; Design: M. Miloradova.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 90×60 mm, stamp size in the block: 30×42 mm.
Quantity: 18 thousand blocks.
On April 8, rating stamps with face values of 24 and 56 rubles will go into postal circulation
JSC Marka produces postage stamps with a stated face value indicative of the current inland mail transmission rates.
Face value of a rating stamp of 24 rubles corresponds to the current mail transmission rate for sending a standard envelope with a letter weighing up to 20 g and for sending a standard postcard; stamp face value of 56 rubles is for sending a registered mail weighing up to 20 g.
The postage stamps present a colorful image of an emblem of the federal postal service organizations of the Russian Federation in an ornamental design and face values of 24 and 56 rubles.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow.
Artist: V. Nikonov; Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 24 rubles; 56 rubles.
Stamp size: 20×27.5 mm, 25×34 mm; sheet size: 152.4×150 mm, 203.2×220 mm.
Emission form: sheets of 20 (5×4) stamps, 30 (6×5) stamps.
Quantity: 121 million 66 thousand stamps; 81 million stamps.
On April 12, a postcard with an original stamp dedicated to the first manned space flight will go into postal circulation in the Space Exploration series
On April 12, 1961, world's first cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin got over the terrestrial gravity and circled our planet in 108 minutes on board the Vostok-1 spacecraft. After an orbit pass around the Earth, the spacecraft daughter landed in the Saratov region and Gagarin was ejected nearby.
The Cosmonautics Day is celebrated annually on April 12. In 1962, in the first anniversary of the manned space flight, a government decree was signed to establish a new holiday in the USSR, the Cosmonautics Day. Six years later, the event gained an international status and the Aviation and Cosmonautics Day was instituted.
On April 7, 2011, the 65th session of the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
The original stamp provides a symbolic image of a carrier rocket, launched into outer space. The main image is a collage of 1961 postage stamps, dedicated to the first human space flight.
In addition to the issue of the postcard with an original stamp, JSC Marka will produce special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Engels of the Saratov Region, Baikonur, Penza, Krasnoyarsk, Kaluga and Eupatoria of the Republic of Crimea.
Design Artists: A. Drobyshev (stamp), S. Kapranov (illustration)
Quantity: 22 thousand postcards.
On April 15, four stamps dedicated to berries will go into postal circulation in the Flora of Russia series
The vegetal world of Russia is one of the most important constituents of Nature represented by a collection of various plant communities growing in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Berries are kinds of fruit with a thin skin, juicy pulp, and usually with several solid seeds inside.
The postal stamps provide images of fruit of sea buckthorn, blueberry, blackberry and gooseberry.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce a First Day Cover and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ryazan, Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sevastopol, Krasnoyarsk, Penza and Krasnodar, as well as four maxi-cards, and an illustrated envelope with postal stamps and a label inside.
Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 36.5×29 mm, sheet size: 100×150 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 70 thousand stamps each (35 thousand sheets).
On April 18, a stamp dedicated to the 800th Anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod will go into postal circulation
Nizhny Novgorod is the administrative center of the Nizhny Novgorod oblast of Russia, the capital of the Volga Federal District, the center of the Nizhny Novgorod region and the Volga-Vyatka economic region. The population of the city is more than 1,200,000 residents.
The rapid economic development of Nizhny Novgorod began in the 19th century owing to the advent of the Russia largest fair. In 1932, Nizhny Novgorod was renamed as Gorky. At the same time, one of the largest industrial enterprises, the Gorky Automobile Plant, started running in the city. In 1990, the city was renamed Nizhny Novgorod once again.
Today, the city is a major center of shipbuilding, aircraft- and motorcar industries and information technology, as well as the largest center of river tourism in Russia. Nizhny Novgorod has more than 600 unique historical, architectural and cultural monuments. This afforded ground for the UNESCO to put Nizhny Novgorod on the list of 100 cities of global historical and cultural significance.
The postal stamp provides images of the places of interest in Nizhny Novgorod.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.
Artist: V. Nikonov; Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 56 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 173×177 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 132 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).
On April 27, a stamp dedicated to the International Public Fund Russian Peace Foundation will go into postal circulation
The Russian Peace Foundation is the successor of the Soviet Peace Foundation established in April, 1961. On March 27, 2003, the Russian Peace Federation was reorganized into the International Public Fund Russian Peace Foundation.
The Russian Peace Foundation branches are active in 56 regions of Russia; the Foundation has a subdivision in the Republic of Bulgaria, and partnership organizations in the USA and Canada.
The main activities of the Russian Peace Foundation include: promotion and enhancement of peace, friendship and understanding between peoples, promotion of the ideas of humanism and charity, philanthropy, prevention of national, religious and social conflicts, human rights protection, preservation of environment, development of international cooperation, scientific, cultural and youth exchange, etc.
The RPF is registered with the UN Organization and has a status of participant in the Council of Europe.
The postal stamp provides an image of the RPF official logo against the background of the tricolor.
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow.
Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 30 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 152×152 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 162 thousand stamps (18 thousand sheets).
On April 28, a postal block dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadsky Avenue will go into postal circulation
The Great Moscow State Circus was opened on April 30, 1971. Its auditorium has a capacity of 3,300 seats. During its fifty seasons, the Great Moscow State Circus held more than 20 thousand performances, which were attended by over 67 million circus-goers.
Today, the circus employs more than 500 people: acrobats, gymnasts, clowns and animal tamers, musicians, stage directors, choreographers, painters, servicing and administrative personnel. About 100 different animals are involved in the performances.
The postal block provides an image of the building of the Great Moscow State Circus and of artists acting in various circus genres and animals.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow, as well as an illustrated envelope with a postal block and a label inside.
Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 122×98 mm, stamp size in the block: 65×32.5 mm.
Quantity: 27 thousand blocks.