Emissions of state valuable postal matter in June

On June 3, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of L. Schwartz, astronomer, traveler, will go into postal circulation in the Geographic Projects of Russia series

Ludwig Schwartz (1822–1894) was a Russian astronomer, explorer of Eastern Siberia and the Far East, a laureate of the Demidov Prize, member of the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian Astronomical Society.

On the recommendation of Academician V. Struve, he was assigned for the position of an astronomer in the Transbaikal Expedition of N. Agte. In addition to participating in the compilation of the final map, Schwartz discovered and characterized Verkhnezeyskaya Plain, and also the Turan Ridge in cooperation with topographer S. Krutiv and draughtsman A. Argunov; besides, he acquired the first information about the Aldan Mountains.

In 1858, in the central part of the Western Sayan Mountains, on the right bank of the Yenisei, Schwarz discovered five short mountain ranges. On the basis of the gained materials, he compiled a detailed map of the Transbaikal and the Amur territories, which for a long time served as the only basis for further exploration of these regions.

After the expedition had been accomplished, Ludwig Schwarz was the Director of the Dorpat Observatory and a professor of astronomy at the local university.

The main illustration shows the bust of L. Schwartz by sculptor A. Chebanenko against the background of a map of his travels and the RGS logo; the commemorative stamp features images symbolizing the geographic projects.

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

Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Quantity: 6.5 thousand postcards.


On June 9, a postal block dedicated to the 350th Birth Anniversary of Peter I, statesman, will go into postal circulation

Peter Romanov (1672-1725) was an outstanding statesman, the first Emperor of All the Russia (since 1721).

Peter I made a great contribution to the development of national science, education and culture: many educational institutions were opened for different social categories, active book publishing was initiated, and relations with European scientists were expanded. The chief military transformations consisted in the creation of an efficient regular army and powerful navy, which allowed Russia to become a mighty empire and led to significant territorial extension of the country.

Emperor Peter I is considered a talented military leader, a great reformer, diplomat and lawmaker, who defined the main development guidelines for Russia in the 18th century. The reforms implemented by Peter I resulted in the growth of the mighty power of the Russian state and enhancement of its economic potential and military superiority throughout the world.

The postal block features painting Peter I by V. Serov (1907, State Tretyakov Gallery).

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Azov of the Rostov Region, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Lipetsk, Moscow, Penza, Pereslavl-Zalessky of the Yaroslavl region, Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg, Taganrog of the Rostov region, Volgograd, Vologda, and Voronezh, as well as an illustrated envelope with a postal block, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 128×100 mm, stamp size in the block: 32.5×65 mm.
Quantity: 35 thousand blocks.


On June 15, a stamp dedicated to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will go into postal circulation

On June 18, 1997, the first St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held in the Tauride Palace.

Every year, the Forum is attended by more than 10 thousand participants from Russia and foreign countries, including leaders of state and government of developing countries, heads of major companies, as well as the world's leading experts from among representatives of science, mass media and civil society.

Over the years, the Forum has become the world's basic platform for interaction of representatives of business circles and discussion of the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and the world on the whole.

The dates of the 25th Jubilee St. Petersburg International Economic Forum have been set for June 15-18, 2022. The program of the Forum will traditionally focus on global and Russian economic issues, social issues and advancements in technology.

The postage stamp provides an image of the logo of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 55 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 152×152 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps
Quantity: 72 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).


On June 15, a stamp dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of P. Belyusov, military leader, the founder of the State Secret Protection Service will go into postal circulation

Peter Belyusov (1897–1970) was a Soviet military leader, one of the founders and heads of the Encryption Service of the Armed Forces of the USSR, Lieutenant General.

In 1940, he was confirmed as the Head of the 8th Department of the Encryption Service of the Operational Department of the Red Army General Staff, which was transformed into the 8th Division.

The establishment of the 8th Division of the Red Army General Staff in 1941 was an important step in the development of the Encryption Service; it increased its role in ensuring covert control of the troops and preservation of state and military secrecy. Under Belyusov's leadership, the Encryption Service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR carried out reliable and encrypted transmission of orders and other information of the High Command of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to successfully ensure all large-scale operations of Soviet troops and Naval forces, as well as the Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences.

After the end of the War, proceeding from the experience of encryption bodies of fronts, military districts and fleets, new documents regulating in detail the activity of the encryption service were developed and put into force. Besides, a unique specialized military educational institution was created for training information security specialists: the Krasnodar Military Academy named after Army General Sergey M. Shtemenko.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Peter Belyusov against the building of the People's Commissariat of Defense of the USSR.

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

Design Artist: R. Komsa.
Face value: 45 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×50 mm, sheet size: 168×177 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (4×3) stamps
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).


On June 20, a stamp dedicated to the Russian Historical Society will go into postal circulation

The Russian Historical Society is a Russian scientific noncommercial organization, recreated on June 20, 2012, as a successor of the Imperial Russian Historical Society, which existed in Russia from 1866 to 1917.

The purpose of the reconstituted Russian Historical Society is to join the efforts of state and public figures, scientists, art experts and history buffs to form the all-Russian historical culture relying on the objective study, coverage and popularization of national and world history and national commemoration work. Furthermore, the Society carries out research, expedition and publishing activities; it is engaged in collection, preservation and distribution of all historical information; it also conducts an expertise of teaching and learning materials.

The postage stamp provides an image of the complex of buildings of the Russian Historical Society in Moscow and its emblem.

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: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).


On June 21, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of Yuri Kondratyuk will go into postal circulation in the Space Exploration series

Yuri Kondratyuk (1897-1942) was a Soviet scientist, one of the founders of astronautics. At the beginning of the 20th century, he calculated the optimal trajectory of a flight to the Moon and developed theoretical foundations and practical recommendations for to-be astronauts.

In 1929, Yuri Kondratyuk published in Novosibirsk as a private venture his book Conquest of Interplanetary Space in the quantity of 2,000 copies, which defined the sequence of the first stages of space exploration.

After the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Yuri Kondratyuk volunteered for the people’s militia. He was enrolled as a ranker wireman in a communications company of the 2nd rifle regiment of the 21st Moscow Militia Division of the Kievsky district of the 33rd Army of the Reserve Front.

He was killed on February 25, 1942.

The commemorative stamp provides a symbolic image of a carrier vehicle for launching into space; the main image features a portrait of Yuri Kondratyuk and the cover of his manuscript Conquest of Interplanetary Space.

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

Design Artists: A. Drobyshev (stamp), R. Komsa (illustration).
Quantity: 15 thousand cards.


On June 23, a postal block dedicated to the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra will go into postal circulation in the Coats of Arms of Constituent Entities and Cities of the Russian Federation series

The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra is a Constituent Entity of the Russian Federation formed in 2003 as part of the Tyumen Region.

The coat of arms of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra was adopted on December 24, 2020. "In a the field of dissected azure and green shield there is a 'Kat uhup howl' silver bird with two eagle-like heads on long necks, four arms and a peacock-like tail visible between the heads and necks and widely cut in the colors of the field; the shield is topped by a golden regional crown with seven visible teeth, the middle of them being crowned with flames, and with a belt of national ornament on the band; the shield-holders are two golden bears with black eyes and noses, supporting two golden flagpoles with the state coats of arms of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra on a foot of green cedar branches with green cones; the motto GREAT IN DEEDS is inscribed in silver letters on an azure ribbon".

The coat of arms of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk was approved by a decision of the City Duma of October 25, 2002. The central part of the coat of arms is a composition of four symbols, placed on a bright blue (azure) background. The background symbolizes the sky and water. A half-sphere arc symbolizes the sun and the hills, washed by the waters of the Irtysh and the Ob. The blue background above the hemisphere features three snowflakes (indicative of northern cities and a long snowy winter). On the background of the golden hemisphere there are three emerald-colored spruces, the side spruces are represented as chums; the golden color symbolizes wealth, justice, and generosity. The emerald color symbolizes the taiga surrounding the city. A symbolic white bird (white crane) with outspread wings as if covering the entire sphere on the emerald green background at the bottom of the coat of arms symbolizes purity and uniqueness of the geographical position of the city.

The postage stamp provides an image of the coat of arms of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk; the margins of the postal block feature the coat of arms of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - Yugra and the map of the Russian Federation.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Khanty-Mansiysk.

Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 120 rubles.
Block size: 90×60 mm, stamp size in the block: 30×42 mm.
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.


On June 25, a postal block, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Spasskoye-Lutovinovo I. Turgenev’s memorial estate, will go into postal circulation

Spasskoye-Lutovinovo is a national memorial and natural reserve museum, a unique cultural landmark, the ancestral estate of the mother of Great Russian writer Ivan Turgenev in the Mtsensk District of the Oryol Province. It is here that the author wrote many of his literary works, such as Rudin, A Nest of the Gentry, Faust, Fathers and Sons, On the Eve, Ghosts, Virgin Soil, The Song of Triumphant Love, and poems in prose.

October 26, 1922, is considered the foundation date of the I. Turgenev‘s Reserve Museum. A. Lunacharsky and V. Bryusov stood at the origins of the museum. At various times, A. Gorky, K. Fedin, and I. Novikov took part in the formation of the memorial estate. The first Museum curator was famous literature scholar M. Portugalov. In 1937, the Spasskoye-Lutovinovo Memorial Estate became a branch of the Oryol State Ivan Turgenev Literary Museum. During the war, the buildings of the church, the Lutovinovs family vault, the carriage house, and the stables were badly damaged. But already on June, 16, 1944, the Turgenev Museum Reserve reopened for visitors.

Every year, nearly 120 thousand guests visit the Museum Reserve. Under the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No 275 of April 2, 1997, the Ivan Turgenev’s National Memorial and Natural Reserve Museum Spasskoye-Lutovinovo was listed as an especially valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.

The postage block provides an image of the building of the Spasskoye-Lutovinovo I. Turgenev’s Memorial Estate; the margins feature a quote from the writer’s complete set of works.

In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Spasskoye-Lutovinovo of the Oryol Region.

Design Artist: O. Savina.
Face value: 150 rubles.
Block size: 107×82 mm, stamp size in the block: 65×32.5 mm.
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.


On June 29, a stamp dedicated to the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum will go into postal circulation

The St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is an annual business event in the field of jurisprudence instituted in 2011 on the initiative of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and with the support of the President of the Russian Federation.

The Forum is a unique platform for dialogue of the legal topical issues in the context of global social and economic challenges. The Forum is annually attended by top officials of Russia and foreign countries, leading global experts in the field of economics, law and international relations, heads of legal departments of the world's largest companies, representatives of the international law-enforcement community.

The 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum will be held from June 29 to July 1, 2022, in St. Petersburg.

The postage stamp features the symbols of the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum and the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

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

Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 55 rubles.
Stamp size: 36.5×29 mm, sheet size: 100×150 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 72 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).


On June 30, four stamps will go into postal circulation in the Contemporary Art of Russia series

The Contemporary Art of Russia series of postage stamps presents the artwork of modern authors who convey the atmosphere of new Russia, its identity and dynamism, demonstrates the techniques and approaches to creating paintings and sculptural compositions that are peculiar to our times.

The postal stamps provide images of the following:
— painting Mid-summer by I. Glazunov (2010);
— painting Portrait of USSR Air Forces Major N. Bazanov. Amderma village by A. Bazanov (2018);
— painting Courtyard in Kolomna by A. Fedulov (1994);
— sculpture The Tale of Tsar Saltan by A. Rozhnikov (2016).

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

Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamps sized: 37×50 mm, 50×37 mm, 50×50 mm; sheets sized: 131×126 mm, 126×131 mm, 170×126 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) and (2×3) stamps.
Quantity: 72 thousand each stamp (12 thousand each sheet).

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