On July 1, a stamp dedicated to the Mir training sailing frigate will go into postal circulation
Mir is a training three-masted sailing ship built in 1987 in Poland at the Gdańsk Shipyard. The sailship is 108.6 m long, its draft is 6.6 m, the total area of sails is 2,771 sq. m, and the middle mast height is 49.5 m.
Mir is considered the fasted ship among large sailboats; its officially recorded maximum speed under sails is 21 knots (38.9 km/h). In 2010, it set the average speed record of 11.3 knots. Cadets from the country's higher maritime educational institutions undergo ship practical training on board the sailing ship.
The sailboat annually participates in a variety of international festivals, celebrations and regattas, in which it traditionally places high.
The postage stamp provides an image of the Mir training sailing frigate.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Kaliningrad, Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as a maxi-card and an illustrated envelope with a postage stamp, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for St. Petersburg inside.
Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm, sheet size: 150×157 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with (2×4) 7 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 105 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).
On July 8, a stamp dedicated to the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity will go into postal circulation
On June 28, 2022, President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed Decree No. 411 On the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity. As stated in the text of the Decree, the holiday is fixed for July 8 with the purpose of retaining traditional family values and spiritual and moral education of children and young people.
The celebration is timed to coincide with July 8, the Memorial Day of Saint Peter and Saint Fevronia of Murom. The capital of the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity is their ancestral homeland, the city of Murom. The geography of the holiday spreads out from year to year. Celebrations are held in all regions of Russia and abroad.
The postage stamp provides an image of the holiday logo: a mayweed, the most famous and widespread flower in Russia.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Arkhangelsk, Barnaul, Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Murom of the Vladimir Region, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Penza, Perm, Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Smolensk, St. Petersburg, Tambov, Tula, Ulyanovsk, Veliky Novgorod, Vladimir, Vladivostok, as well as a maxi-card.
Design Artist: M. Bodrova.
Face value: 25 rubles.
Stamp size (diam): 30 mm, sheet size: 140×141 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 459 thousand stamps (51 thousand sheets).
On July 12, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of Karo Alabyan, architect, will go into postal circulation
Karo Alabyan (1897-1959) was a Soviet architect, academician, and executive editor of the Architecture of the USSR magazine.
In 1936-1937, Alabyan (in cooperation with architect S. Safaryan) began to work on the project of the exhibition hall of the Armenian SSR of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition. In 1939, K. Alabyan went into the first group of full members of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR and was elected its first Vice-President. Since 1942, he was a member of the Commission for Registering and Protection of Monuments of Art, the Chairman of the Reconstruction Commission of the Union of Soviet Architects of the USSR. In 1943-1945, he was in charge of the development of the Master Plan of Stalingrad reconstruction. In 1949-1953, Alabyan was the Vice-President of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR.
Karo Alabyan designed the development of the governmental center in the city of Frunze (1951), created a competitive building project of the Borodino Panorama (1951) in Moscow, built the Harbor Station in Sochi (1949-1953), carried out the construction of the railway station in Voronezh (1950-1953), and a number of residential settlements on Leningrad Avenue in Moscow (1955-1958).
The postcard with a commemorative stamp provides a portrait of Karo Alabyan and his sketch of the exhibition hall of the Armenian SSR (1939).
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce a special cancel for Moscow.
Design Artist: O. Savina.
Quantity: 4,5 thousand cards.
On July 15, stamps dedicated to wheeled tractors will go into postal circulation in the History of the Russian tractor building industry series
A wheeled tractor is a self-propelled vehicle on wheels intended for pulling and activation of various vehicles and tools. Tractors are used in agriculture, construction works, and in industry. The first steam-powered wheeled tractor was manufactured in 1832-1837 by John Heathcoat in England. The first wheeled tractor in Russia was assembled by Yakov Mamin in 1910, but mass production was launched in 1922-1924.
The basis of a tractor is a body where the undercarriage, a power train, a cab with controls and other equipment are attached. The undercarriage has two axles, with one, two or more wheels mountable on one hub. A tractor is equipped with a rear (less frequently - front) attachment, PTO shafts, connectors for hydraulic and electrical systems of the attached/towing equipment.
The postage stamps provide images of tractors: Karlik, STZ 15/30, Vladimirets T-25A, and Kirovets K-7M.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Cheboksary, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir and Volgograd, as well as four maxi-cards and an illustrated envelope with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.
Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 25 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 120×177 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 56 thousand each stamp (28 thousand each sheet).
On July 22, a postal block dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) will go into postal circulation
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest territorial subject of the Russian Federation in terms of area. It forms part of the Far Eastern Federal District.
It was established on April 27, 1922, as the Yakut ASSR in the composition of the RSFSR. On September 27, 1990, it was transformed into the Yakutsk-Sakha Soviet Socialist Republic, and in 1991, the Yakutsk-Sakha SSR gained its current name of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
The key sectors of industry are mining (diamonds, gold, oil, gas, coal, etc.); processing (lapidary industry, jewelry, oil and gas processing, woodworking, building materials production, etc.); fuel and energy complex (energy producing materials); timber sector, shipbuilding and consumer industry (leather and footwear industry, down and fur production, etc.), and food manufacturing.
The territory of the Republic has more than 200 areas of special natural protection (including 3 nature reserves and 2 national parks of federal significance), unique mining sites (kimberlite pipe Mir being one of them), places of interest and museums of Yakutsk and other cities.
The inscription on the postage stamp reads: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 100 Years; the margins of the postage block feature the coat of arms of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the national ornament, the Yakut round dance, the Yakutsk State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin, the Museum of History of Studying of Permafrost, the National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Lena Pillars, the ALROSA Yakut diamond trading company, the monument to Peter Beketov, the founder of Yakutsk, and others.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Yakutsk.
Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 135×88 mm, stamp size in the block (diam): 33 mm.
Quantity: 23 thousand blocks.
On July 27, stamps dedicated to military uniform of the Red Army and Navy of the USSR will go into postal circulation in the On the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 series
Uniforms and insignia of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army changed every few years, conforming to the immediate demands and requirements of the times. Despite the fact that in most cases, the changes were non-essential, the history of the Red Army uniform had its turning points.
The military branches were to be differentiated by the color of collar patches, edgings on uniforms, edgings and bands of caps. The transition to the new uniform was prescribed to be started on October 1, 1941, and finished by the end of 1942. However, this transition was not carried out as scheduled. In the winter of 1941-1942, a more comfortable winter uniform was used for the first time. The Red Army men received padded jackets, quilted trousers, and synthetic fur caps with earflaps. Officers were given sheepskin half-length coats or fur-lined coats. In 1942, the Soviet Union began to receive uniforms from the United States and Canada under the Lend-Lease.
The postage stamps provide images of service personnel in the 1942 uniform: a driver and a convoy commander; a battery commander and a gun aimer; a military sanitary train commander and medical orderlies; a communications battalion commander and a signalwoman.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Feodosia of the Republic of Crimea, Kaliningrad, Kerch of the Republic of Crimea, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Volgograd, and Yevpatoria of the Republic of Crimea.
Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 30 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 each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).
On July 28, a stamp dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of Mikhail Britnev, shipbuilding engineer, inventor of the world's first icebreaker, will go to postal circulation
Mikhail Britnev (1822-1889) was a Russian ship owner, shipbuilder, and designer of the world's first icebreaker.
To Britnev’s order, screw-driven tugboat Pailot with a reinforced hull and a powerful engine was built.
Britnev suggested his own approach to coping with ice: he used the weight of the ship itself rather than special appliances to break the ice cover. In 1864, after preliminary trials, the Pailot steamship was rebuilt according to his design. The Pailot's bow was modified and reinforces, sharpened and cut at an angle of 20 degrees below the waterline to the keel line, on the pattern of Pomor boats, so that it could "crawl" onto the ice, destroying it by its own weight. The vessel provided a passage in a channel it had broken through. The sloping bow helped not only to break the ice, but also significantly weakened the impact force on encountering ice floes. Owing to this approach, the Pailot with its conventional hull plating was never seriously damaged for all the time of operation. This method, that was for the first time in the world used in practice, is still applicable by icebreakers worldwide all the way up to the nuclear vessels. In later time, this shape of the bow was named "an icebreaker bow" and the steamer was recognized as the prototype of a new type of ships referred to as icebreakers.
The postage stamp provides a portrait of Mikhail Britnev and an image of the Pailot icebreaking ship.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg and a maxi-card.
Design Artist: M. Podobed.
Face value: 45 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).
On July 28, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Karpov (1922-2010), writer, public figure, Hero of the Soviet Union, will go into postal circulation
Vladimir Karpov (1922-2010) was a Soviet writer, essay writer, and public figure.
In November of 1942, he went to the front. In 1945, he published his first literary works. In 1947, Karpov graduated from the M.V. Frunze Military Academy and in 1954, he graduated from the part-time department of the Literature Institute named after A.M. Gorky. In 1947-1954, he worked in the General Staff (GRU). In 1954-1965, he served in the Red Banner Turkestan Military District.
Since 1962, Vladimir Karpov was a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR. In 1966-1973, he was a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the State Committee on Press of the Uzbek SSR. In 1973-1981 Karpov was a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Oktyabr (October) magazine. From 1981 to 1986, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Novy Mir (New World) magazine. From 1986 to 1991, Karpov held the position of the First Secretary of the Board of the Union of Writers of the USSR.
Vladimir Karpov was the author of many books, including such books popular in our country and abroad as: Commander and Marshal Zhukov. His writings are distinguished by high artistic value and documents based investigative depth.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp provides a portrait of Vladimir Karpov; the main image features a collection of works by V.V. Karpov against the backdrop of wartime photographs, and a medal of Hero of the Soviet Union.
In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka will produce special cancels for Moscow and Orenburg.
Design Artist: R. Komsa.
Quantity: 500 thousand envelopes.
On July 29, a stamp dedicated to the Eurasian Economic Commission will go into postal circulation
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is a permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union. It began its operations on February 2, 2012.
The major mission of the Eurasian Economic Commission is to ensure the conditions for functioning and development of the Eurasian Economic Union, and to elaborate the proposals for the further integration progress.
The five countries currently represented in the EEC are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. The EEC has the status of a supranational governing body guided in its activities by the interests of the countries participating in the project of the Eurasian economic integration as a whole, without motivating its decisions by the interests of any of the national governments. The decisions of the Commission are binding on the territory of the EEU member countries.
The postage stamp provides an image of the logo and the emblem of the 10th Anniversary of the Eurasian Economic Commission against the map of Russia and EEC participating countries.
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: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 70 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×142 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 81 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).