Emissions of state valuable postal matter in April

On April 8, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the liberation of Crimea from Nazi invaders will go into postal circulation in the On the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 series

The Crimean Operation of 1944 was an offensive operation of Soviet troops aimed at liberation of the Crimean Peninsula from Nazi Germany during the Great Patriotic War.

It was carried out from April 8 to May 12 of 1944 by the 4th Ukrainian Front and the Separate Seaside Army in cooperation with the Black Sea Fleet and the Azov Flotilla. The results of the operation were a complete defeat of the 17th Army of the Wehrmacht and a complete liberation of the Crimean Peninsula. A large enemy bridgehead threatening the Soviet forces operating in Ukraine was eliminated and the main base of the Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, was liberated.

The commemorative postage stamp provides an image of the emblem of the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945; the main illustration shows a unit of marines returning to liberated Sevastopol, as well as a map of military operations.

In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka will produce special cancels for Moscow, Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yevpatoria, Kerch and Feodosia of the Republic of Crimea.


Design Artists: A. Moskovets and S. Kapranov.
Quantity: 500 thousand envelopes.


On April 10, two stamps dedicated to Mariupol and Melitopol will go into postal circulation in the Cities of Military Glory series

The City of Military Glory is honorary title of the Russian Federation bestowed upon the citizenry of Russian cities "for courage, fortitude and mass heroism displayed by the defenders of the city in the fight for freedom and independence of the Fatherland".

To date, this honorary title has been bestowed upon 47 cities of the Russian Federation.

By Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation No. 827 and No. 828 of November 15, 2022, the cities of Mariupol and Melitopol were awarded the honorary title of the Russian Federation the City of Military Glory for the courage, steadfastness and mass heroism displayed by the defenders of the city in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Fatherland.

Mariupol is a city in the Russian Federation on the coast of the Sea of Azov. Mariupol is a major industrial center; the key industries are ferrous metallurgy, machine building and metalworking.

The postage stamp provides an image of an MBR-2 aircraft, a SU-122 artillery launcher and a BKA-75 (Project 1125) armored boat.


Melitopol is a city in the Russian Federation, a temporary capital of the Zaporozhye Region. It is located in the Black Sea lowland, on the Molochnaya River, at 5 km from the Sea of Azov. The key industries are machine building, consumer goods and food manufacturing industry.

The postage stamp provides an image of a T-70 tank, a PPS machine gun and a Yak-9 fighter plane.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Kaliningrad, Mariupol of the Donetsk People's Republic and Melitopol.


Design Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 90 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 125×95 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 36 thousand each stamp (12 thousand sheets).


On April 12, a stamp dedicated to the Cosmonautics Day will go into postal circulation

Every year on April 12, the Russian Federation celebrates Cosmonautics Day, instituted "to commemorate the world's first Soviet manned flight into space" (the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 9, 1962). Cosmonautics Day (celebrated as the World Aviation and Astronautics Day) received its international status in 1968 at the conference of the International Aviation Federation.

On Cosmonautics Day, all Russian regions hold festive events, arrange exhibitions and excursions, festivals and concerts, and children's art contests.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and an image of a lifting off Angara-A5 launch vehicle against the background of the starry sky.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Baikonur, Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) and Korolev of the Moscow Region, Kazan, Kaluga, Nikolaevsk of the Volgograd Region, Novosibirsk, Penza, Ryazan, Chelyabinsk, and Yaroslavl, as well as a maxi-card.


Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 30 rubles.
Stamp size: 32.5×65 mm, sheet size: 150×170 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 200 thousand stamps (25 thousand sheets).


On April 17, a stamp dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of commencing the construction of the Baikal-Amur railway mainline will go into postal circulation

The Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) is a 4,324 km long railway running through Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. It is one of the largest railway lines in the world. It runs at 610-770 km north of the Trans-Siberian railway. The main stage of construction took place in 1974-1984. The greatest part of the railway is built in the permafrost zone. The BAM crosses 11 full-flowing rivers and more than 3,500 watercourses. The Mainline passes through 7 large mountain ridges. Eight tunnels were hacked along the route, 142 bridges (of more than 100 m long) were built as well as more than 200 railway stations and junctions, more than 60 towns and settlements.

The postage stamp provides a logo of celebration of the 50th Anniversary of commencing the construction of the Baikal-Amur railway mainline.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Bratsk of the Irkutsk Region, Irkutsk, Neryungri of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Severobaikalsk in the Republic of Buryatia, Sovetskaya Gavan of the Khabarovsk Region, Tayshet of the Irkutsk Region, Tynda of the Amur Region, Ulan-Ude, Ust-Kut of the Irkutsk Region, Khabarovsk and Chita.


Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 35×35 mm, sheet size: 160×110 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 72 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).


On April 18, two stamps dedicated to Vladimir Lastochkin and Mikhail Nemytkin will go into postal circulation in the Heroes of the Russian Federation series

Vladimir Lastochkin (1959-1995) was a criminal investigator of a special rapid response department of the Main Department for Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, a major of police.

By the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 1, 1996, Major Vladimir Lastochkin was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) for courage and heroism displayed on the performance of a special mission.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Hero of the Russian Federation V. Lastochkin, a combat scene and the Gold Star medal.


Mikhail Nemytkin (1970–1995) was a Deputy Commander of a Group of the Rosich Special Purpose Detachment of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, a senior lieutenant.

By the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of October 1, 1996, Senior Lieutenant Mikhail Nemytkin was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously) for courage and heroism displayed on the performance of a special mission.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Hero of the Russian Federation M. Nemytkin, a combat scene and the Gold Star medal.

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


Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky and V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 48 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 104×112 mm.
Emission form: sheets with formatted margins with (2×3) 5 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 50 thousand each stamp (10 thousand each sheet).


On April 18, an overprinted stamp dedicated to the 225th Anniversary of the capture of the fortress of Corfu by the Russian squadron under the command of F. Ushakov will go into postal circulation

Fyodor Ushakov (1745−1817) was a Russian naval commander, an admiral, the Black Sea Fleet commander in 1790-1798. Fyodor Ushakov participated in 43 naval battles and gained victory in each of them; he lost not a single ship in the fights, and none of his subordinates was taken prisoner.

The French Revolutionary Wars at the end of the 18th century led to the capture of many key points in the Mediterranean, including the Ionian Islands, by the French whose control over the islands allowed them to extend their influence to the Balkans. The Black Sea squadron of Fyodor Ushakov with the support of a small Turkish flotilla led by Kadirbey was assigned a task to take control of the Ionian Islands, which were seized as early as by the beginning of November of 1798. On March 3 of 1799, the fortress of Corfu surrendered the position.

The capture of Corfu put an end to French claims to Mediterranean supremacy, and the Republic of Ionian Islands was established on the Ionian Islands, which for some time was the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Fyodor Ushakov, images of the St. Andrew’s colors, St. Paul capital ship, a map of the island of Corfu and surrounding areas, as well as a surcharge of the new denomination and inscription “225 years of the capture of the fortress of Corfu by the squadron under the command of F.F. Ushakov”.


Design Artist: V. Khablovsky; Design: M. Miloradova (overprint).
Face value: 51 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 170×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 42 thousand stamps (3.5 thousand sheets*).
* To be on sale as part of an illustrated cover.


On April 22, a souvenir pack dedicated to the lake of Baikal will go into postal circulation for the 70th Anniversary of accession of Russia to UNESCO

UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) was founded in 1945.

Russia has been a Member State of UNESCO since April 21 of 1954. Joining the international treaty has opened new opportunities for our country to present its outstanding cultural and historical monuments and unique nature reserves to the world, to obtain additional guarantees of their preservation and access to the world's experience in their management. To date, our country has 21 cultural and 11 natural World Heritage sites.

In 1996, the Lake Baikal site was registered in UNESCO. Located in the southeast of Siberia and covering an area of 3.15 million hectares, this expanse of water is recognized as the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (about 1,700 m) on the planet. Owing to its old age and isolation, a unique, even by world standards, freshwater ecosystem has formed in it.

The postage stamp provides an image of the Dragon Rock on Lake Baikal; the margins of the souvenir sheet feature Baikal seals.

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


Design Artist: S Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 150 rubles.
Souvenir sheet size: 120×80 mm, stamp size on the souvenir sheet: 37× 50 mm.
Quantity: 19 thousand items.


On April 22, a stamp dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of writer and poet Vladimir Nabokov will go into postal circulation

Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) was a Russian and American writer, a poet, a translator, an entomologist.

Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 22 of 1899 in St. Petersburg. He received good home education, spoke three languages fluently: Russian, English and French. He studied at the Tenishevsky school in St. Petersburg, where he became seriously interested in literature and entomology. In 1916, his first book Poems was published.

In the spring of 1919, he emigrated with his family to Germany. His stories were published in Berlin newspapers and by publishing houses organized by Russian emigrants.

In 1926, he completed his first novel, Mary (Mashenka). Later on, by 1937, he wrote eight novels in Russian, continuously complicating his writing style and boldly experimenting with the form. Among those novels, there were The Luzhin Defence, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading, etc.

The V. Nabokov's writings are distinguished by a sophisticated and refined technique, deep understanding of the emotional states of his characters, and an intriguing plot. The most sensational and ambiguous novel by V. Nabokov is Lolita. Since 1960, Vladimir Nabokov lived and worked in Switzerland.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Vladimir Nabokov by painter K. Datsouk.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, as well as a maxi-card.


Author of the painting: K. Datsouk; Design: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 170×154 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (5×3) stamps.
Quantity: 105 thousand stamps (7 thousand sheets).


On April 22, a stamp dedicated to the 300th Birth Anniversary of philosopher Immanuel Kant will go into postal circulation

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) was a German philosopher and one of the central thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment, the originator of transcendental idealism.

He was born on April 22, 1724, in Königsberg. From 1740, he studied at the University of Königsberg, where in later years he taught as a Privat-dozent (from 1755) and a Professor (from 1770); he lectured not only on philosophy, but also on mathematics, physics, geography, and anthropology. In 1786 and 1788, he was elected the rector of the university.

Immanuel Kant's philosophical beliefs are set out in his works The Critique of Pure Reason (1781, 1787), The Critique of Practical Reason (1788), The Critique of Judgement (1790) and several other writings.

Immanuel Kant's philosophy had an enormous impact on the whole subsequent development of European thought. The range of problems of his ideas remained topical for most philosophical trends of the 20th century: phenomenology, existentialism, analytical philosophy and others.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Immanuel Kant by painter A. Zhuravlev from the collection of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Kaliningrad, as well as a maxi-card.


Painter: A. Zhuravlev; Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 70 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×50 mm, sheet size: 178×184 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (4×3) stamps.
Quantity: 96 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).


On April 23, an artistic postage stamp with the face value of 200 rubles will go into postal circulation

The release is provided with an up-to-date set of protection means; the postal stamp is produced on a self-adhesive base to facilitate its application.

The postage stamp presents an image of an emblem of the Federal Postal Service organizations of the Russian Federation in an ornamental design.

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


Painter: V. Nikonov; Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 200 rubles.
Stamp size: 25×34 mm, sheet size: 203.2×220 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 30 (6×5) stamps.
Quantity: 1 million 20 thousand stamps (34 thousand sheets).


On April 25, four stamps dedicated to the felt carpet making of the North Caucasus will go into postal circulation in the Decorative and Applied Arts of Russia series

For centuries, Caucasian peoples have been famous for their exquisitely patterned carpets, which were used to winterize and decorate homes.

The ancient Ingush art of felts making, as well as in a narrow sense a traditional one-piece carpet with sewed-on national ornaments are referred to isting.

The most popular carpets in Dagestan - arbabashs - are made of two or more felts dyed in different colors. The pattern on such products is mostly vegetal, with smooth outlines.

An important place in the folk daily life of the Balkars belongs to Ala-kiyiz felt carpets, symbolizing the way of life of bygone eras. In earlier times, they were used in many rituals and as a decoration of houses.

In North Ossetia, unique woolen items were at one time made in every home for all family members. The skills were passed on from the older generation to the younger one, but as time went on, the secrets of the craft were lost.

At present, connoisseurs of folk art are working on preserving the national culture, restoring the ancient craft; felting schools are being opened, and master classes are being held for all those interested.

The postage stamps feature fragments of patterns from national felt carpets of the Republic of Ingushetia, the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladikavkaz, Magas, Makhachkala, Nalchik and Ryazan; as well as unstamped postcards, an illustrated cover with blocks of four, a label and First Day Covers with cancels for Vladikavkaz, Magas, Makhachkala, and Nalchik inside.


Design Artist: Kh. Betredinova.
Face value: 20 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×50×70 mm, sheet size: 80×80 mm.
Emission form: sheets with 4 (2×2) stamps.
Quantity: 30 thousand each block of four.


On April 26, a postage stamp dedicated to the International historical and educational campaign Victory Dictation will go into postal circulation

All-Russian historical campaign Victory Dictation is an educational event aimed not only at testing the level of knowledge of the military history of our country, but also at uniting all citizens of Russia.

The Victory Dictation was undertaken for the first time on May 7 of 2019 within the framework of the celebration of the 74th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The dictation was held in 24 countries, including Russia. More than 150 thousand people aged 9 to 90 took part in the event. After that, it was decided to hold the Victory Dictation annually.

The Victory Dictation is conducted both offline and online. To participate remotely, it is necessary to sign up on the official website of the campaign. The Victory Dictation comprises two variants of 25 questions each. The answer time is 45 minutes.

The postage stamp provides an image of an emblem of the International historical and educational campaign Victory Dictation.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, Volgograd, Murmansk, Penza, Ryazan, Tver, Yakutsk and Yaroslavl.


Design: N. Karpova.
Face value: 29 rubles.
Stamp size: 24×34 mm, sheet size: 150×110 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (4×2) stamps.
Quantity: 88 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).


On April 27, four stamps dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation will go into postal circulation

The All-Russian Society for Nature Protection (VOOP) is an all-Russian noncommercial and culturally educational environmental organization. It was founded in 1924. The idea of institution of the Society was approved by A. Lunacharsky, N. Krupskaya and M. Pokrovsky. The first Chairman of the Society was zoologist, Professor G. Kozhevnikov.

The aims and objectives of the VOOP are to maintain a healthy and favorable ecological situation in the country, to take measures for environmentally safe and sustainable development of the country, to protect the environment and preserve the species diversity of flora and fauna, to preserve and promote the health of the people of the country.

The postage stamps provide images of a gyrfalcon, a carpenter bee, a Black Sea bottlenose dolphin, and a polar wolf.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sevastopol, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Penza, Pereslavl-Zalessky of the Yaroslavl Region, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Salekhard and Stavropol; as well as unstamped postcards, an illustrated cover with a block of four, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.


Painter: A. Saltykova; Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 70 rubles.
Stamp size: 30×42 mm, sheet size: 76×108 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 4 (2×2) stamps.
Quantity: 25 thousand each stamp (25 thousand sheets).

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