Emissions of state valuable postal matter in August

On August 10, a stamp dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the I. Levitan Memorial House-Museum will go into postal circulation

The I. Levitan Memorial House-Museum is part of the State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve in Plyos. It is a small merchant's house built in 1835 where painters Isaac Levitan, Alexei Stepanov and Sofia Kuvshinnikova lived in the mezzanine two summer seasons (1888 and 1889).

Nowadays, there are two memorial rooms with personal belongings of the artists. The exhibition consists of three sections. The exposition stands in the first hall provide a brief chronicle of Levitan's life and a narrative about the artist's life in Plyos, where he wrote about 200 works (including sketches, drawings and rough drawings) including some of his best paintings: Evening on the Volga, Birch Forest, Evening - Golden Plyos, Quiet Abode, After the rain. Plyos.

The second hall accommodates paintings by I. Levitan, A. Stepanov and S. Kuvshinnikova.

Today, the Museum has in its possession 23 artworks by I. Levitan, 16 paintings by A. Stepanov, and 11 works by S. Kuvshinnikova. The interior corner contains an exhibition of Levitan’s personal belongings. In the center of the room, there is a portrait of the artist by G. Gutman, donated to the Museum from the funds of the State Tretyakov Gallery.

The postage stamp provides an image of the building of the I. Levitan Memorial House-Museum.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Plyos of the Ivanovo Region.


Design Artist: N. Karpova.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 135 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).


On August 11, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pavel Batov, military commander, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Army General, will go into postal circulation in the On the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 series

Pavel Batov (1897–1985) was a Soviet military commander, twice Hero of the Soviet Union (1943, 1945), Army General (1955).

Pavel Batov met the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War in the Crimea. The Army under Batov's command participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Kalinkovichi-Mozyr operation and Operation Bagration, and later on, in the Vistula-Oder, Mlavsko-Elbing, East Prussian, East Pomeranian and Berlin offensive operations. For combat proficiency and skillful generalship of the army in many operations, Pavel Batov was awarded the First Class Order of Suvorov, the Order of Lenin, the Order of Kutuzov and twice granted the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

In 1950, Pavel Batov graduated from the Higher Academic Courses of the Voroshilov Military Academy. Since June of 1954, Colonel General Batov was the Principal Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. In March of the next year, he was promoted to the rank of Army General and appointed to command the troops of the Subcarpathian Military District. In 1970-1981, Army General Pavel Batov headed the Soviet War Veterans Committee.

The envelope with a commemorative stamp provides an image of the emblem of celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945; the main image features a portrait of Army General Pavel Batov.
In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka produced special cancels for Moscow, Rybinsk of the Yaroslavl Region, Volgograd, and Yaroslavl.


Design Artists: A. Moskovets.
Quantity: 500 thousand envelopes.


On August 12, a stamp dedicated to the 300th Anniversary of Nizhny Tagil will go into postal circulation

Nizhny Tagil is the second largest city in the Sverdlovsk Region, the major industrial center of the Urals. It was founded by Tula industrialists Nikita and Akinfy Demidovs. October 8, 1722, the day of commissioning of the Vyisky copper plant, became the birthday of the Nizhniy Tagil mining settlement.

It was in Nizhny Tagil that a steam locomotive invented by father and son Cherepanovs was launched for the first time in Russia. By the middle of the 19th century, many buildings were built in the city that later on became architectural monuments, including the complex of the Works Administration of the Nizhny Tagil District, where Nizhny Tagil museum-reserve Mining and Metallurgical Ural is located.

The intensive development in the 1930s was caused by the tasks of building a new coal and metallurgical base. By 1941, along with mining and metallurgical production, the city had large-scale machine building and chemical industries. During the Great Patriotic War, the city made a significant contribution to the victory. For today, Nizhny Tagil carries on strengthening of the defense and industrial power of Russia. The products of Uralvagonzavod, Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant and Uralkhimplast are known worldwide. Currently, Nizhny Tagil is not only a megalopolis with powerful industry, but also a major commercial, sports and cultural center.

In 2020, the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation awarded Nizhny Tagil the honorary title of the Russian Federation City of Labor Valor for significant contribution of the citizens to achieving the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, ensuring uninterrupted production of military and civilian products at industrial enterprises, manifested mass heroism and dedication to the city.

The postage stamp features images of the Nizhny Tagil attractions: Lisya Hill with Watchtower, a monument to E. Cherepanov and M. Cherepanov, the designers of the first steam locomotive in Russia; the background shows the Nizhny Tagil Drama Theater, the Nizhny Tagil State Circus and industrial landscape.

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


Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×176 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 135 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).


On August 17, a postal block dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Adyghe Republic will go into postal circulation

The Adyghe Republic is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation making part of the Southern Federal District and the North Caucasian economic region. The capital is the city of Maikop. The population is 468.3 thousand people (2022). The Adyghe Republic was formed on July 27, 1922, as the Cherkessian (Adygean) Autonomous Oblast. Since March 24, 1992, it is the Adyghe Republic in the composition of the Russian Federation.

Adygea is a unique region full of natural treasures. There are mountains and forests where hunting is allowed; there is a part of the famous Caucasian Nature Biosphere Reserve. The mountains of Adygea are registered in the UNESCO List of the World Heritage objects. Adygea is an industrial-agrarian republic with such industries as food manufacturing, woodworking, pulp and paper sector, mechanical engineering and metalworking.

The postage block provides images of the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Adygea, the Cathedral Mosque of Maikop, the National Museum of the Republic of Adygea, the Government building, St. Michael-Athos Zakubanskaya Hermitage, monument Forever with Russia, natural resources and national patterns.

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


Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 135×88 mm, stamp size in the block (diam): 32.5 mm
Quantity: 23 thousand blocks.


On August 25, stamps dedicated to Izhevsk, Magadan, Omsk, Saratov, Ufa, and Yaroslavl 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 “in order to commemorate the feat of 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 postage stamps provide images of:
— monument to the Gunsmiths of Udmurtia, Heroes of the Labor Front of the Great Patriotic War in Izhevsk
— monument the Knot of Memory in Magadan (sculptor V. Roldugin and architect N. Lushik);
— monument to Omsk Home Front Workers of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in Omsk (sculptor S. Noryshev, architect I. Vakhitov);
— monument to Heroes of the Front and Rear in Saratov (architect P. Voys);
— monument to Home Front Workers in Ufa (sculptor A. Kovalchuk);
— monument to the Ya-12 artillery tractor in Yaroslavl.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Izhevsk, Magadan, Omsk, Saratov, Ufa, and Yaroslavl.


Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 127×105 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 35 thousand each stamp (35 thousand each sheet).


On August 29, a stamp dedicated to the 450th Anniversary of the Battle of Molodi will go into postal circulation

The battle of Molodi was a military battle that took place between July 29 and August 2, 1572, in the territory that currently is within the boundaries of the city of Chekhov of the Moscow Region. The battle was fought between the Russian troops led by Princes Mikhail Vorotynsky and Dmitry Khvorostinin and the army of Crimean Khan Devlet I Giray.

Despite having more than twice the numerical superiority, the 40,000-strong Crimean army was put to flight and almost completely smashed. The Battle of Molodi is comparable in importance to the Kulikovo and other key battles in the Russian history. The victory in the battle allowed Russia to maintain its independence and became a turning point in the confrontation between the Moscow state and the Crimean Khanate, which gave up its claims to the Kazan and Astrakhan khanates and henceforth lost much of its power.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Prince Mikhail Vorotynsky, Russian army, a siege vehicle mobile field fortification and a cartouche from military munition.

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


Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 176×179 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).


On August 30, stamps dedicated to architecture will go into postal circulation in the framework of the joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia

The diplomatic relations between Russia and Armenia were established on April 3, 1992. The two countries are interrelated by allied partnership. More than 200 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental treaties and agreements have been signed. Traditionally, an important place in Russo-Armenian relations belongs to cultural and humanitarian contacts.

The joint issue of the stamps is dedicated to architecture of the two countries.

The Armenian postage stamps feature the Church of St. Catherine in St. Petersburg and the Saint Michael the Archangel’s Church in Gyumri.
The Russian postage stamps feature the Holy Cross Church in Samara and the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vanadzor.

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


Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 70 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 172×106 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 89 thousand each stamp (20 thousand each sheet).

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