Emissions of state valuable postal matter in September

On September 1, a stamp dedicated to the Zvezda shipbuilding complex will go into postal circulation

Shipbuilding complex Zvezda is a Russian shipbuilding and ship repair facility in the town of Bolshoy Kamen of Primorsky Krai. On September 1, 2016, a ceremony of the first stage inauguration was held in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation. In 2018, the construction works of the second stage of the shipyard were launched; the construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
In 2020, the first vessels of Zvezda produce were put afloat: crude oil tanker of a new generation Vladimir Monomakh and multi-purpose logistic ship Katerina Velikaya. No ships of such dimensions and complexity have ever been built in Russia before. Presently, the portfolio of orders of Shipbuilding complex Zvezda amounts to more than 50 vessels, including the world's most powerful icebreaker Leader.

The postal stamp provides images of multi-purpose logistic ship Katerina Velikaya, the shipyard and the logo of the Shipbuilding complex Zvezda.

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

Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 126 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).


On September 9, postal stamps dedicated to the cities of Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara and Chelyabinsk will go into postal circulation in the Cities of Labor Valor series

A City of Labor Valor is an honorary title of the Russian Federation, instituted by the Federal Law of March 1, 2020 “for the purposes of commemoration of the feat of the home front workers during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945". It is granted to the cities of the Russian Federation, whose residents "made a significant contribution to the achievement of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 by providing uninterrupted production of military and civilian products at industrial enterprises, located in the city, and demonstrated massive labor heroism and selflessness”.

The postal stamps provide images of the following:
— a Monument to the soldiers of the Ural volunteer armored corps in Yekaterinburg;
— a Memorial of Glory to workers of the home front in Novosibirsk;
— Ilyushin Il-2 attack aircraft in Samara;
— a Monument to volunteer tankers in Chelyabinsk.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Samara, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg.

Besides, the stamp will be produced with the use of the augmented reality technology. Special mobile application mARka will provide access to videos demonstrating the heroism and labor valor of the citizens of these cities in the years of the Great Patriotic War.

Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Emission form: sheets with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 126 thousand each stamp (14 thousand each sheet).


On September 12, a postal block dedicated to the 800th Birth Anniversary of Prince Alexander Nevsky, statesman and military leader, will go into postal circulation

Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (approx. 1221-1263), was a Prince of Novgorod, Grand Duke of Kiev, Grand Prince of Vladimir, and a Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Alexander Nevsky's biography is notable for a great number of victories. Thus, in July of 1240, the famous Battle of the Neva took place, when Alexander defeated the Swedes on the Neva. It was after this battle that the Prince received the respected name of Nevsky. When the knights of the Livonian Order conquered Pskov, Tesov, and approached Novgorod, Alexander again defeated his enemies. After that on April 5 of 1242, he attacked the Livonians on the Chudskoye Lake and gained the victory again. That battle is known as the Battle on the Ice.
Alexander Nevsky is assigned an exceptional role in the history of Russia. Throughout his life, the Prince suffered no defeats. He was considered the favorite prince of the clergy and the Patron of the Orthodox Church. Nevsky strived for maintaining reconciliatory relations with the Horde. He was a talented diplomat, a commander who succeeded in protecting Russia from many enemies and preventing some of the Mongol-Tatar raids.
Alexander Nevsky was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in the holy face of a miracle worker in the times of Metropolitan Macarius at the Council of Moscow in 1547. Nowadays, streets and squares are named after him, monuments have been installed and Orthodox churches have been erected in many cities of Russiain in his honor.

The postal block provides images of painting Alexander Nevsky by P.D. Korin (1942, collection of the Tretyakov Gallery), Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg, and military paraphernalia.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Penza, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Chelyabinsk, Tambov, Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh, Pskov, Veliky Novgorod and Pereslavl-Zalessky of the Yaroslavl Region, as well as an illustrated envelope with a postal block and a label inside.

Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 75×115 mm; stamp size in the block: 32.5×65 mm.
Quantity: 40 thousand blocks.

On September 15, a stamp dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of the Treaty of Nystad will go into postal circulation in the History of Russian Diplomacy Series.

The Treaty of Nystad was the peace treaty between the Tsardom of Russia and the Swedish Empire that put a termination to the Great Northern War of 1700–1721. It was signed on August 30 (September 10) of 1721 in the town of Nystad (presently Uusikaupunki in the composition of Finland).
The treaty changed the Russian-Swedish frontier, previously established by the Treaty of Stolbovo of 1617. Sweden recognized the transfer of Livonia, Esthonia, Ingria, and a part of Karelia (so called Old Finland) and other territories to Russia. Russia undertook to return occupied Finland to Sweden and pay it a monetary compensation.
The victory in the Northern War forwarded Russia into the ranks of major European states.
In 1735, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Russian victory over the Swedish army in the Northern War at Poltava won on the day of St. Sampson the Hospitable, fountain Samson (full name Samson, Tearing the Lion’s Jaws) was installed in Peterhof.
The postal stamp provides an image of the Samson fountain on the territory of the Peterhof State Museum-Reserve.

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. Kapranov.
Face value: 56 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×50 mm, sheet size: 170×130 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 84 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).


On September 17, four stamps dedicated to caterpillar tractors will go into postal circulation in the History of Russian tank building series


The history of Russian caterpillar tractors dates back to the late 19th century when peasant F.A. Blinov invented a tracked steam machine. In the 20th century, attention to the domestic engineering and production of tracked vehicles acquired strategic significance for the country, hence large-scale production was launched. The chief mass-produced models were C-60 Stalinets, SHTZ-NATI, DT-54, DT-75. They were an embodiment of advanced engineering and technical solutions. Contemporary track-mounted tractors, such as TT-4M, AGROMASH-Ruslan, or Chetra T-40, are powerful high-performance complexes designated for performance of a full range of operations on all types of soil in any climatic zone.

The postal stamps provide images of the following tractors: a tractor designed by F.A. Blinov (1896), C-60 Stalinets (1933), DT-54 (1949) and bulldozer Chetra T-40 (2005).

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

Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 24 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 120×177 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 60 thousand each stamp (30 thousand each sheet).


On September 21, four stamps dedicated to the military uniforms of the Red Army and Navy of the USSR will go into postal circulation in the On the 80th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 series

A new series of stamps timed to the 80th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is dedicated to the military uniforms of the Red Army and Navy of the USSR.
The uniforms and rank insignia of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army changed every few years, aligning with the current demands and requirements of the time.
In 1941, during the first months of the War, an order was passed ordaining that henceforward, all branches of troops in the field were to wear olive-drab uniforms and rank insignia. On August 3, 1941, an order was issued, which stipulated that the uniform for women should comprise a beret with a metal star, a coat of grey cloth, and a battle grey dress of cloth or wool. In the same year, the shoulder sleeve insignia were cancelled and generals began to wear trousers without stripes in their everyday uniforms.

The postal stamps provide images of soldiers in the military uniform of 1941: a Red Army soldier and rifle company commander; a fighter pilot and aircraft mechanic; a tank loader, tank commander and driver mechanic; a brigade headquarters orderly and officer of the deck.

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

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 30 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×50 mm, sheet size: 168×177 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 12 (4×3) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).

On September 22, a stamp dedicated to Vasily E. Chubenko will go into postal circulation in the Heroes of the Russian Federation series

Colonel Vasily E. Chubenko (1971–2005) was the Chief Intelligence Officer of the Moscow District of the Internal Troops of the Russian Interior Ministry.

The postal stamp provides a portrait of the Hero of the Russian Federation V.E. Chubenko and an image of the Gold Star Medal of Hero of Russia.

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

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 (2×3) with 5 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 80 thousand stamps (16 thousand sheets).

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