Emissions of state valuable postal matter in July

On July 2, six stamps dedicated to frontline composers Vasily Agapkin, Alexander Alexandrov, Mark Fradkin, Valery Khalilov, Semyon Chernetsky and Ilya Shatrov will go into postal circulation

Along with works of literature, films, and visual arts, various historical events of our country were also widely reflected in the musical works of composers, musicians and poets. Many authors of military works often relied both on their own personal and frontline experience and on the stories of other people.


Vasily Agapkin (1884–1964) was a Russian military composer, a musician and conductor, a Colonel.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Vasily Agapkin against the background of the cover and music score of march Farewell of Slavyanka.


Alexander Alexandrov (1883-1946) was a Soviet composer, a choral conductor, a choirmaster, a tutor, a People's Artist of the USSR, a Major General.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of composer Alexander Alexandrov against the background of the cover and music score of song The Sacred War.


Mark Fradkin (1914–1990) was a Soviet composer, a People's Artist of the USSR (1985), a Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1979).

The postage stamp provides a portrait of composer Mark Fradkin against the background of the cover and music score of song Random Waltz.


Valery Khalilov (1952–2016) was a Soviet and Russian conductor and a composer. The Head of the ensemble, the Artistic Director of the Alexandrov Academic Choir and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army (from April to December of 2016), a Lieutenant General (2010).

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Valery Khalilov against the background of the cover of the book and music score of
Music for Brass Band
.


Semyon Chernetsky (1881–1950) was a military conductor, a composer, an organizer and the leader of the first Soviet military bands, one of the creators of the Soviet military march, a music teacher, a Major General (1943), an inspector of the Red Army military bands in 1924-1949.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Semyon Chernetsky against the background of the cover of a book and music score of the march of the 53rd Guards Rifle Division.


Ilya Shatrov (1879–1952) was a Russian and Soviet military musician, a chapel-master, a composer, a Guards Major.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of composer Ilya Shatrov against the background of the cover and music score of waltz On the Hills of Manchuria.

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


Design Artist: V. Khablovsky.
Face value: 80 rubles.
Stamp size: 35×35 mm, sheet size: 129×95 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 18 thousand sheets.


On July 6, a souvenir sheet dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania will go into postal circulation

The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation. It is part of the North Caucasus Federal District. The capital is the city of Vladikavkaz. The population as of January 1, 2023, was 687,357.

The economy of the Republic is represented by developed industry and diversified agriculture. About 2.5 thousand monuments of federal and republican significance are registered in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. There are settlements in the region that have the status of historical localities. The territory of the Republic is home to unique gorges and fortresses, ancestral towers, as well as more than 300 springs of table and therapeutic mineral waters and more than 35 glaciers.

The margins of the souvenir sheet feature the coat of arms of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, the monument to Kosta Khetagurov and the monument Fatima Holding the Sun in Vladikavkaz, the Alanian Holy Dormition Monastery, the Mukhtarov Mosque, the Zaramagskaya HPP-1, the Gaeva Beka defense tower, a traditional ceremonial bowl, a red deer and an ethnical ornament. The stamp provides the inscription “100 Years. Republic of North Ossetia-Alania”.

In addition to the issue of the souvenir sheet, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Vladikavkaz.


Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Souvenir sheet size: 135×88 mm, stamp size in the souvenir sheet (diam): 33 mm.
Quantity: 17 thousand souvenir sheets.


On July 10, a stamp dedicated to the 250th Anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji between Russia and Turkey will go into postal circulation in the History of Russian Diplomacy series

The Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji was a document marking the end of the Russo-Turkish War, which lasted from 1768 to 1774 and which Russia fought for access to the Black Sea and possession of Crimea. This Treaty between the Russian and Ottoman Empires was concluded on July 10 (21) of 1774 in a camp near the village of Kuchuk-Kainarji (presently in Bulgaria).

According to the Treaty, Crimea and adjacent Tatar regions were recognized as independent; Russia joined the fortresses of Azov, Kerch, Yenikale and Kinburn with the lands between the Dnieper and the Bug; as well as the Greater and Lesser Kabardia (modern the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic); Russian merchant ships received the right to sail freely on the Black Sea and pass through the Black Sea straits; Moldova and Wallachia came under the protectorate of the Russian Empire; Russia received the right to build a church in Constantinople. The whole body of resolutions of the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji strengthened greatly the position of Russia in the Middle East.

The postage stamp provides an image of a medal commemorating the conclusion of peace with Turkey on July 10, 1774.

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


Design Artist: S. Kapranov.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×50 mm, sheet size: 170×130 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 66 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).


On July 17, a souvenir sheet dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Ingushetia will go into postal circulation

The Republic of Ingushetia is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation. It is part of the North Caucasus Federal District. The capital is the city of Magas. The population as of January 1, 2023 was 519,100.

The most developed branches of industry in the Republic are oil extracting, petrochemical, chemical, gas processing and metal processing industries.

Tourism is one of the overriding and strategic directions of socio-economic development of the Region. The calling card of the Republic of Ingushetia is considered to be ancient tower complexes, which are mostly located in mountainous areas. With the view of their protection, the Dzheyrakh-Assinsky Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum-Reserve, covering the area of more than 65 thousand hectares, was established.

The margins of the souvenir sheet feature the coat of arms of the Republic of Ingushetia, a complex of buildings of the Administration of the Head and the Government of the Republic of Ingushetia, the Tower of Concord, the medieval complex of Ingush defense and watchtowers Vovnushki, the ancient Christian Church of Tkhaba-Yerdy, the Armkhi resort complex, the Cathedral Mosque of the city of Magas, the plane monument to S. Oskanov - the first Hero of the Russian Federation, the Myat-Loam Mountain (the Table Mountain), an eagle and an ethnical ornament of the national carpet. The stamp provides the inscription “100 Years. 
Republic of Ingushetia”.

In addition to the issue of the souvenir sheet, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Magas.


Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Souvenir sheet size: 135×88 mm, stamp size in the souvenir sheet (diam): 33 mm.
Quantity: 17 thousand souvenir sheets.


On July 23, a stamp dedicated to the 950th Anniversary of the town of Toropets of the Tver Region will go into postal circulation

Toropets is the oldest town in the Tver Region of Russia. It was first mentioned in 1074. The annalistic text tells about the death of Toropets resident, Monk Isaac of the Caves in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The city itself was first mentioned in documents in 1168 as the center of the independent Toropets Principality. It is held that in 1239, Toropets held the marriage of Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky with Alexandra, the daughter of Polotsk prince Bryachislav. As legend has it, the young wife presented the citizens with an icon of Our Lady of Korsun.

Today, the town is the administrative center of the Toropets District, which forms the municipal formation of the town of Toropets with the status of urban settlement as the only settlement in its composition.

There are 41 cultural monuments of all-Russian significance and more than 50 cultural monuments of regional significance on the territory of the town. In the southern part of the town, on the shore of Lake Solomennoye, the ramparts of the High Small settlement still soar up; to the south and west of it there lies the Big Old settlement; and on the island where the Toropa River flows out of Lake Solomennoye there is the Red Val settlement (the town's Kremlin of the XVI-XVII centuries).

The postage stamp provides an image of the monument in token of the marriage of Alexander Nevsky and Princess Alexandra Bryachislavna (sculptor A. Kovalchuk) against the background of the High Small settlement and the Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Korsun, as well as the coat of arms of Toropets.

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


Design Artist: M. Bodrova
.
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: 90 thousand stamps (6 thousand sheets).


On July 24, stamp booklet Sports will go into postal circulation

Sport is an integral part of physical culture that places emphasis on the all-round promotion of human health and well-being. Professional sport is mainly based on competitions to achieve high results and determine the winner. There are about 200 athletic disciplines in the world, where anyone can realize their most outstanding abilities. They differ in rules, actions, the subject of competition, and ways of sport contention.

The stamp booklet contains 10 postage stamps from the Sports series that were put into postal circulation in 2021, 2022, and 2023.


Design Artists: I. Ulyanovsky, S. Ulyanovsky, S. Kapranov, O. Savina, V. Beltyukov, Kh. Betredinova, I. Pinchuk (stamps); I. Ulyanovsky (booklet).
Face values of the stamps: 25 rubles, 27 rubles, 30 rubles and 50 rubles.
Stamp booklet size: 125×85 mm.
Quantity: 2.3 thousand booklets
.


On July 25, stamps dedicated to the Ilyinsky Lighthouse and the Povorotny Lighthouse will go into postal circulation in the Lighthouses of Russia series

The Ilyinsky Lighthouse (the Feodosia lighthouse) is a lighthouse on St. Elijah Cape on the eastern coast of Crimea, not far from Feodosia. It was built in 1899. During the Great Patriotic War, the Lighthouse on St. Elijah Cape was destroyed in one of the numerous battles. In 1956, the building of the lighthouse on St. Elijah Cape was restored, and in this form, it has survived to this day. Today, it looks like a 15 m high white stone tower with windows arranged in three tiers.

The Povorotny Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Povorotny Cape at the northern tip of Mayachny Island in Vyborg Bay. It was built in 1924. It is a 13 m high white octagonal tower with a red lantern structure. The Lighthouse light is flashing; depending on the sector, it flickers green, red or white light at a height of 18 m above sea level. The signal visibility range is from 2 miles (green) to 7 miles (white).

The postage stamps provide images of the Ilyinsky Lighthouse against the background of the map of the Crimean Peninsula and the wind rose, and the Povorotny Lighthouse against the background of the map of Vyborg Bay and the wind rose.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vyborg of the Leningrad Region, and Feodosia of the Republic of Crimea, as well as maxi-cards.


Design Artist: M. Bodrova
.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×175 mm.
Emission form: sheets with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 90 thousand stamps (6 thousand sheets).


On July 30, four stamps dedicated to the military uniform of the USSR Red Army and 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.

On March 23, 1944, Order No. 138 of the People's Commissariat of the Navy enacted the uniform for the USSR Navy Marines. It was subdivided into daily and field uniforms, as well as summer and winter uniforms. The field uniforms of the Marines corresponded to the uniform of the land forces of the Red Army, while the everyday uniform corresponded to the uniforms of the USSR Navy. On August 5, 1944, there were changes and additions to the uniforms and supply standards for women service personnel.

The postage stamps provide images of soldiers in the 1944 uniform: a shell carrier and a howitzer battery commander, a marine soldier and a machine gunner, a rifle platoon commander and an automatic rifleman, a crew commander and a tank driver.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Kazan, Krasnodar, Sevastopol, 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: 72 thousand each stamp (6 thousand each sheet).


On July 31, four stamps dedicated to monuments of Nizhniy Novgorod will go into postal circulation in the Contemporary Art of Russia series

The Contemporary Art of Russia series is reflective of the artwork of contemporary authors who convey the atmosphere of new Russia, its uniqueness and dynamism, demonstrates the techniques and approaches in creating paintings and sculptural compositions inherent in our era.

The postage stamps show the following:

— sculpture The Postman by I. Brunetkin (2006);
— monument Alexander Nevsky by A. Kovalchuk and A. Mironov (2021);
— monument Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich and Bishop Simon of Suzdal by V. Purikhov (2008);
— sculpture A merchant with a Samovar by A. Shchitov (2023).

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


Design: O. Savina.
Face value: 70 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×50 mm, sheet size: 131×126 mm.
Emission form: sheets with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 48 thousand each stamp (8 thousand each sheet).

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