Emissions of state valuable postal matter in April

On April 5, a rating stamp with the face value of 59 rubles will go into postal circulation

JSC Marka produces postage stamps with a stated face value indicative of the current inland mail transmission rates. The face value of a rating stamp of 59 rubles corresponds to the current mail transmission rate for sending a registered mail weighing up to 20 g.

The postage stamp presents an emblem of the federal postal service organizations of the Russian Federation in an ornamental frame and face value of 59 rubles.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow.

Artist: V. Nikonov; Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 59 rubles.
Stamp size: 25×34 mm; sheet size: 203.2×220 mm.
Emission form: 30 (6×5) stamps.
Quantity: 55 million 104 thousand stamps.


On April 7, a stamp dedicated to the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences will go into postal circulation in the frame of a joint issue of the Communications Administrations of the RCC Member Countries


The N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) occupies the location of unique natural forest areas on the territory of Moscow: the Ostankino Oak Grove and the Leonovsky Forest. April 14, 1945, is considered the official date of the Garden foundation.

The N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the RAS has the richest collections of plants representing the diverse flora of almost all continents and climatic zones of the globe. The central objective of the activities of the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of the RAS is to conduct fundamental scientific research and tackle applied tasks in the field of experimental botany.

The postage stamp provides an image of New Fund Greenhouse buildings and the Laboratory Building of the N. Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden, and the emblem of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications.

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

Design Artist: N. Karpova.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 58×26 mm, sheet size: 136×129 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).


On April 8, four stamps dedicated to amber souvenirs of the Kaliningrad Amber Factory produce will go into postal circulation

The Kaliningrad Amber Factory was established on July 21, 1947, on the basis of the Koenigsberg Amber Manufactory. This is the only Russia's and the world's largest industrial enterprise for amber mining and processing.

From the very beginning of the Factory operation, its main production was focused on manufacturing jewelry and fancy goods. By the mid-1960s, they accounted for 90% of the Factory total output.

Today, the Factory cherishes the traditions of high-quality amber processing and offers a wide range of jewelry in the classic and new look design.

The postage stamps present images of amber gifts: The Nest (1999), The Pomegranate (2005), The Nutcracker (2010), and The Bearskin (2014).

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Kaliningrad and Yantarny of the Kaliningrad Region, as well as four maxi-cards and an illustrated envelope with postal stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Yantarny of the Kaliningrad Region inside.

Design Artist: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 25 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 170×153 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 15 (5×3) stamps.
Quantity: 150 thousand each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).


On April 15, four stamps dedicated to berries will go into postal circulation in the Flora of Russia series

A berry is a small, fleshy fruit with a dense thin peel, juicy pulp and seeds inside, usually produced by shrubby or herbaceous plants; berries need not be snapped off or cut on consumption. The most popular are raspberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, sea buckthorn, cranberries and lingonberries.

Fresh and frozen berries are consumable all year round and the products of their processing (jam, jelly, marmalade, puree, and fruit drinks) are on permanent high demand among buyers.

The postage stamps provide images of fruits of cranberry, dogberry, lingonberry and Arctic raspberry.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Chelyabinsk, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Penza, Petrozavodsk, Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Simferopol and Veliky Novgorod, as well as four 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: 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: 66 thousand each stamp (33 thousand each sheet).


On April 18, a stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Football Club Spartak Moscow will go into postal circulation

Spartak is a Russian professional football club from Moscow. It was founded on April 18, 1922. The current name and the emblem of the club were advanced by Nikolai P. Starostin, a Soviet football and hockey player, one of the first leaders of the Spartak sports society.

On April 12, 1935, Spartak played its first game. The match itself was winning for Spartak, it defeated Trekhgorka with a score of 7:1. The match was held at the Trekhgornaya Manufactura stadium, and the game was attended by 5,000 spectators.

Currently, the Spartak Moscow football club is one of the most popular Russian clubs. It ranks among the top 20 most popular clubs in Europe. It is the most decorated football club in Russia and the best Russian club in the history of the Champions League.

The postage stamp provides an image of the logo of the Spartak Moscow football club.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orel, Penza and Tver; and a maxi-card.

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 25 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×30 mm, sheet size: 174×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 16 (4×4) stamps.
Quantity: 288 thousand stamps (18 thousand sheets).


On April 20, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of military unit 7482 of the Eastern District of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation will go into postal circulation in the History of the Law Enforcement Forces of Russia series

On the basis of the order of the Central Administration of the Convoy Guard of the Far Eastern Republic, a convoy party was formed in 1922 in the city of Blagoveshchensk under the Central Administration of the Convoy Guard of the Far Eastern Republic. Upon the completion of the formation, on April 20, 1922, the party was relocated to the city of Vladivostok. This date became the day of the military unit 7482 formation.

After the end of the Great Patriotic War, the military unit, among other tasks, accomplished a function of guarding Japanese prisoners of war captured during the war with Japan in 1945. In 1951, the 241st Convoy Regiment was transformed into the 60th Convoy Guard Detachment of the Khabarovsk Territory Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. In 1968, it was renamed the 537th Convoy Regiment of the Interior Ministry of the USSR. On December 25, 1970, the military unit was awarded the Colours of the 537th Convoy Regiment of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR.

In 1998, the 537th Convoy Regiment was transformed into the 336th Separate Battalion. From then onward, military unit 7482 has been performing the tasks of guarding and ensuring service and fighting activities of the Eastern District of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. In 2016, the battalion was renamed the 336th Guard and Support Separate Battalion of the Eastern District of the National Guard Troops of the Russian Federation.

The commemorative stamp provides images of officers and the Colours of the Federal Service of the National Guard Troops; the main illustration features the emblem of military unit 7482 of the Eastern District of the National Guard Troops 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 Khabarovsk.

Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky, A. Moskovets.
Quantity: 7 thousand postcards.


On April 22, a stamp dedicated to the Monument to Road-Builders Warriors will go into postal circulation

The Monument to Road-Builders Warriors was unveiled on May 7, 2002. It is established in Odintsovo District of the Moscow Region on the 71st km of the M-1 Belarus highway at the intersection of Mozhaisk and Minsk highways.

The complex consists of the Monument to the Road-Builders Warriors fallen during the Great Patriotic War and the Chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk.

The monument images the teamwork of road warriors. A concrete basement carries a sculptural composition representing a group of soldiers who, under the enemy fire, is building a river crossing site to be used by the Soviet offensive troops and military equipment.

The postage stamp provides an image of the Monument to Road-Builders Warriors established on the 71st km of the M-1 Belarus highway.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Narsky of the Moscow Region, as well as an illustrated envelope with the postage stamp, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.

Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 170×153 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with (5×3) 14 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 140 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).


On April 29, a stamp dedicated to the Order of Merit in Culture and Art will go into postal circulation in the State Awards of the Russian Federation series

State awards of the Russian Federation are the highest form of encouraging nationals for transcendental merits to the Homeland defense, nation-building, economy, science, culture, Arts, upbringing, education, protection of citizens’ health, life and rights, charity activities and other achievements for the state.

The state awards are instituted and granted by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Order of Merit in Culture and Art is a state award of the Russian Federation instituted in 2021. The Order is granted to citizens for the following: creation of theatrical plays, films and TV films, literary and musical compositions, concert and circus programs, TV and radio programs, works of monumental and decorative and applied arts that have received wide recognition from general public and professional community; for designing and construction of unique architectural complexes; for the creation of highly artistic images in theater plays and films; for great contribution to the study, preservation and promotion of Russian artistic culture and art as well as cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation, etc.

The postage stamp provides an image of the Order of Merit in Culture and Art.

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

Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 32.5×65 mm, sheet size: 150×156 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with (4×2) 7 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 84 thousand stamps (12 thousand sheets).

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