On July 6, a postal block dedicated to the 175th Birth Anniversary of V. Vasnetsov, a painter, an architect, will go into postal circulation
Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) was a Russian painter and architect, a master of historical and folkloric painting, the founder of the Russian Revival style, a Full Member of the Academy of Arts (1893).
The Vasnetsov's creative works belong to different genres from the Genre painting to the fairy tale painting, from easel to monumental painting, from the earthiness of the Itinerants to the prototype of the Art Nouveau style.
At an early stage, the works of the master were based predominantly on everyday life subjects, for example, Moving House (1876), Military Telegram (1878), At a Bookseller’s (1876), Balagans in Paris Suburbs (1876). In later years, the epic and historical direction prevailed in his work: Alyonushka (1881), A Knight at the Crossroads (1882) and A Gamayun Bird (1898). These works can be qualified as picturesque poetic tales about Russian people, glorious national old times and their immortal heroes.
The postage stamp provides a fragment of picture A Gamayun Bird (1898, P. Gamzatova Dagestan Museum of Fine Arts); the margins of the block feature a portrait of the artist by S. Malyutin (1915, Vyatka Art Museum) against a fragment of the interior of Artists V. and A. Vasnetsovs’ House Museum Ryabovo.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Kirov, as well as illustrated covers for the postal block with a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside; and for the second emission type: an imperforated postal block made on canvas-type design paper.
Design Artist: O. Savina.
Face value: 175 rubles.
Block size: 97×84 mm, stamp size in the block: 35.5×49 mm.
Quantity: 20 thousand blocks (the first emission type); 4 thousand blocks (the second emission type*).
* To be on sale as part of an illustrated cover.
On July 7, a postage stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation will go into postal circulation
The history of the Institute began in 1923, when a commission of scientists was formed to work on a “character research” of criminals. On June 14, 1923, a Resolution of the Presidium of the Mossovet was adopted to establish a Cabinet for the Research of the Personality of Criminals and Criminality. Its successful activities led to the establishment of the State Institute for the Study of Criminality and the Criminal, which began its work on October 1, 1925, under the NKVD of the RSFSR and became the chief criminological center of the country.
In 1991, the Institute was transferred under the supervision of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR and received its current name. Since 1993, it has been subordinated to the Government of the Russian Federation, with performance of duty to carry out studies in the field of legal support of the Government activities and scientific elaboration of draft laws submitted by the Government as a legislative initiative.
The postage stamp features the emblem of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow.
Design Artist: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 65 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 170×153 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (5×3) stamps.
Quantity: 195 thousand stamps (7 thousand sheets).
On July 14, a postal block dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the V. Peskov Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Reserve will go into postal circulation
The V. Peskov Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Reserve was founded in 1923 to preserve an endangered animal species: the river beaver.
It is located in the Voronezh and Lipetsk Regions, 40 km to the north of the center of Voronezh and on the immediate border with its remote part - the village of Krasnolesny.
The Reserve protects the unique nature of the Usmanskiy Pinewood with its rich flora and fauna, and its geographical location and diversity of biotopic conditions become agents for rich fauna. There are 345 species of recorded vertebrates, including 239 species of birds, 62 species of mammals, 27 species of fish, 9 species of amphibians, 7 species of reptiles, and one species of lamprey. The most common of them are river beaver, European red deer, common marten, chaffinch, robin, tawny owl, gray crane, mallard, pike, redeye, various species of moth butterflies, and European ground beetles.
In 1985, the Voronezh Reserve was granted the status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which confirms the international significance of the protected area in achieving the goals of sustainable development.
The postage stamp provides an image of a river beaver as a symbol of the Reserve; the margins of the block feature the neighborhoods of the V. Peskov Voronezh State Nature Biosphere Reserve as well as the European red deer, mallard, and white-tailed eagle that live there.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Voronezh, as well as an illustrated cover with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Voronezh inside.
Design Artist: Kh. Mirzoev.
Design: M. Korneeva.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 105×110 mm; stamp size in the block: 45×45 mm.
Quantity: 23 thousand blocks.
On July 15, a postage stamp dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Domestic Civil Aviation of Russia will go into postal circulation within the framework of the Joint Issue of the Communications Administrations of the RCC Member Countries
The history of civil aviation in the USSR started in 1923 with the adoption of the Resolution of the Labor and Defense Council On the assignment of technical supervision of airlines to the Central Department of the Air Fleet and on the organization of the Civil Aviation Council. At the same time, the Russian Voluntary Air Fleet Society, Dobrolyot, the predecessor of Aeroflot, was established.
In 1932, the Main Directorate of Civil Air Fleet was formed, and later Aeroflot was taken as the official name of the Soviet civil aviation; in 2004, the Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsya, originated.
Today, the Russian civil aviation comprises 225 airports, 80 of which have the international status, more than 100 airline companies, 18 institutions of higher and secondary professional education, and other organizations. In total, nearly 200 thousand specialists make the personnel pool of these structures.
The postage stamp provides an image of the jubilee logo of the 100th Anniversary of the Civil Aviation of Russia against the background of the night view of Moscow, and the logo of the RCC.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Penza, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, and Sevastopol, as well as a maxi-card and an illustrated cover with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.
Design Artist: N. Karpova.
Face value: 65 rubles.
Stamp size: 58×26 mm, sheet size: 136×129 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 104 thousand stamps (13 thousand sheets).
On July 20, a postage stamp dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Bryansk Machine-Building Plant will go into postal circulation
The Bryansk Machine-Building Plant (BMZ) was founded on July 20, 1873. It was then that the permission for the establishment of the Joint-Stock Company of the Bryansk Rail-Rolling, Iron-Working and Mechanical Plant was signed and its charter was approved. The founders of the Company were P. Gubonin and V. Golubev. Later on, they were joined by V. Tenishev and V. Krakht.
Today, the BMZ is the leader in transport machine building; it is a part of JSC Transmashholding and holds leading positions in its industry. The BMZ has arranged exclusive to Russia large-scale production of mainline freight and shunting locomotives. The plant also produces spare parts for railway transport.
The postage stamp provides an image of the TEM23 diesel locomotive against the background of the historic building of the Bryansk Machine-Building Plant.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Bryansk, as well as an illustrated cover with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Bryansk inside.
Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 63 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×138 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 72 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).
On July 25, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the Road of Victory will go into postal circulation in the On the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 series
The Road of Victory was a temporary Soviet railroad from Polyany to Schlisselburg that operated from February 5, 1943, to March 10, 1944, as a more effective replacement for the Road of Life for cargo delivery to besieged Leningrad.
The Road of Victory ran along the left bank of the Neva and the southern side of Lake Ladoga, passing in some sections at a distance of 3-5 km from the Nazi artillery positions, for which reason it was nicknamed the Corridor of Death. It played an important role in the defense of Leningrad, including the final raising of the blockade.
Railroaders made a significant contribution to the evacuation of the population from Leningrad, supplying the troops with weapons and food, and supporting the life of the city. Under the leadership of I. Zubkov, a 33-km long railroad section was built in 15 days. About 15,000 railroad workers were among those awarded the medal For the Defense of Leningrad.
The commemorative stamp provides an emblem of the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945; the main image features a train on a high-water bridge over the Neva and a route map of the Road of Victory.
In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka will produce special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Eemblem by A. Moscovets.
Design Artist: M. Podobed.
Quantity: 500 thousand envelopes.
On July 27, a postage stamp dedicated to the Russia–Africa Summit will go into postal circulation
The Russia Africa Summit is the key and the most broad-scale event in Russian-African relations. Its aim is to achieve a new level of our mutually beneficial partnership that meets the challenges of the 21st century. The second Russia-Africa Summit will be held on July 27-28, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
The goal of the event is to strengthen comprehensive and equal cooperation of Russia with African countries in all its domains: politics, security, economy, science and technology, cultural and humanitarian sectors.
Traditionally, the open discussions within the business program of the event will address the most topical subjects of the Russian-African agenda.
The postage stamp provides an image of the elements of the corporate identity developed for the Russia-Africa Forum, and the sights of St. Petersburg.
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: 75 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 105 thousand stamps (7 thousand sheets).
On July 28, four stamps dedicated to the military uniform of the Red Army and USSR Navy 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, adapting themselves to the current demands and requirements of the time.
The year of 1943 is considered a turning point for the Great Patriotic War, and it was the same for the military uniform: on January 6, shoulder marks were introduced. On January 15 of 1943, also adopted were single-breasted coats and jackets, new peak caps and service shirts, made of cloth and with a buttoned stand-up collar and an open placket. Chest pockets on them were retained only in uniforms of the middleweight commanders. Service shirts were complemented with a belt, an envelope cap with a star and trousers of protective color (blue for officers).
The postage stamps provide images of soldiers in the 1943 uniform: a Cossack Regiment squadron commander and a cavalryman, an air corps chief of staff and a squadron commander, a platoon commander and a sergeant of a rifle company, a field engineer and an engineer company commander.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Orel, Sevastopol, Smolensk, and Tula.
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: 108 thousand each stamp (9 thousand each sheet).