Preview of stamps to be issued in January
On January 17, souvenir sheet with one stamp «The 150th birth anniversary of K.S. Stanislavskiy (1863-1938), theatre director, actor, teacher»
Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavskiy (Alexeev) began his actor experience in 1877, he joined a theatrical group organized by his family. In 1886 he was elected as a member of the directorate and the treasurer of the Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society and composed during his conservatory. With singer and teacher F. Komissarzhevskiy and artist F.Sollogub Stanislavsky establish the Moscow Society of Art and Literature (MSAL), giving his personal finances. In 1898, He founded the Moscow Art Theatre with Nemirovich-Danchenko. Since the 1990s, Stanislavski worked on the Method of Physical Actions. In 1917, he was an honorary academician of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, in 1918 he headed the Opera Studio of the Bolshoi Theatre (later the Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko). In 1935 he founded the Opera and Drama Studio. In 1936 he received the title of People's Artist of the USSR.
The souvenir sheet depicts the portrait of Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky on the background of the Moscow Art Theatre, the symbol “Seagull” and the facsimile of K. S. Stanislavsky
Design: А. Batov.
Denomination: 50 rub.
Size of souvenir sheet: 90х95 mm.
Circulation: 80 thousand copies.
On January 21, postage stamp “The 100th birth anniversary of G.N. Flerov (1913-1990), nuclear physicist”
Georgy Nikolayevich Fleorov after studying at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute started to work there under the direction of I.V. Kurchatov. In 1940, together with K. A. Petrzhak, discovered the spontaneous fission of heavy nuclei. The work was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1946). In 1955 - 1959 years, Flerov investigated the interactions of complex nuclei and the synthesis of new elements. The physicist founded The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in 1957 and was its director until his death
The postage stamp depicts the portrait of G.N. Flyorov and the element 114 of the Mendeleev's periodic table, named Flerovium
Design: А. Povarikhin.
Denomination: 15 rub.
Size of stamp: 42х30 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3х5) stamps.
Circulation: 450 thousand copies (30 thousand sheets).
On January 30, six stamps “ Cities of Military Glory” will be issued
City of Military Glory is an honorary title bestowed upon the citizenry of Russian cities, where soldiers had displayed courage and heroism during the Great Patriotic War.
These series of postage stamps will depict Arkhangelsk, Bryansk, Volokolamsk, Kalach-na-Donu, Kozelsk, Nalchik
Decree № 1389 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory” to the city of Arkhangelsk” was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on December 5, 2009.
The postage stamp depicts the cartouche dedicated to feats of Soviet arms near Arkhangelsk, which shows the bomber aircraft Ilyushin Il-4, the class minesweeper T53, 58 and the 76 mm air-defense gun M1938.
Decree № 339 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory” to the city of Bryansk” was conferred by the President of the Russian Federation on Mars 25, 2010.
The postage stamp presents the cartouche dedicated to feats of Soviet arms near Bryansk, which shows the light bomber Lisunov Li-2 (PS-84), the BA-20 armored car M1936 et the 50 mm light infantry mortar M1938.
Decree № 338 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory” to the city of Volokolamsk” was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on Mars 25, 2010.
In the postage stamp, there is the cartouche with the tankette Т-27, the 152 mm howitzer M1909/30 et the biplane Polikarpov Po-2 (also U-2).
Decree № 342 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory”” was conferred by the President of the Russian Federation on Mars 25, 2010.
The postage stamp deals with the cartouche and the light bomber aircraft ANT-51 (Su-2), tank Т-38 and light self-propelled anti-tank gun ZiS-30.
Decree № 1388 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory” to the city of Kozelsk” was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on December 5, 2009.
In the postage stamp, there is the cartouche with the armoured train “Kozma Minin”, the reconnaissance bomber aircraft Polikarpov R-5 and the 107 mm divisional gun M1940 (M-60).
Decree № 340 “Awarding the title of honour “City of Military Glory”” was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on Mars 25, 2010.
The postage stamp presents the cartouche with the 82 millimeter calibre mortar M-37, the 76 mm mountain gun M1938, the M4 air-defense gun M1931
Design: V. Beltyukov
Denomination: 15 rub.
Size of souvenir sheet: 37х37 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 6 (3х2) stamps.
Circulation: 80 thousand copies (80 thousand sheets).
On January 30, four postage stamps “Fauna of Russia. Wild goats and rams” are issued
The bighorn sheep is a big cloven-hoofed mammal rather thickset and heavy built, with low and strong limbs, thick and short neck, small head and scut. The bighorn sheep typically weigh up to 70-120 kg, they are 165-175 cm long and 90-100 cm tall. The biggest males’ horns can weigh up to 14 kg. Females horns are good developed, but weaker than males. The bighorn sheep inhabit Lake Baikal, Siberia, east of the Lena River, the middle and northern parts of the Far East, Kamchatka and Putorana Plateau (Norilsk’s mountains) on the right bank of the lower Yenisei.
The biggest wild ram is an argali. The Argalis stand 120-200 cm long and 90-120 cm tall and weigh 65-180 kg. Depending on the size and color of the body there are several sub-types. The largest are the argali of Pamir mountain or Marco Polo’s ram. Both males and females have long horns, but males may be up to 13% of body weight. The Argalis live in mountainous areas of the Central Asia and southern Siberia. Listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
The Caucasian tur can be found in the Caucasus Mountains at an altitude of 2500-4500 meters above sea. In summer, these representatives of wild goats graze in the meadows, in the winter part of animals is in the Highlands, the others go down to the forest. Body length is 120-180 cm long and 78-112 cm tall. The fur is reddish-gray or brownish-red. The horns of adult males from the Western and Central Caucasus are crescent, their ends are bent downwards and inwards.
The progenitor of domestic goat is a wild goat which body length reaches 120-160 cm long, scut is about 15-20 cm long. The goat shoulders are 70-100 cm, their weight is 25-95 kg. The females have slightly curved horns, rather slender, 20-30 cm long, the males’ horns are longer, up to 130 cm. The wild goats’ habitat covers parts of West Asia and stretches from Anatolia via the Caucasus to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The wild goats are found in the mountains, in the desert and wooded areas.
Design: A. Moscovets
Denomination: 15 rub.
Size of stamps: 37х37 мм.
Form of issue: sheet of 16 (4х4) stamps.
Circulation: 200 thousand copies (50 thousand sheets).
On January 21, postal card with commemorative stamp “ The 100th birth anniversary of I.P. Ryzhov, player, People's Artist of the RSFSR”
Ivan Petrovich Ryzhov graduated from college at the Moscow Theater of the Revolution (1935), where he worked until 1940. He made his professional stage debut in “Kuban” as the captain Soroka. He played also in the drama " Hero’s brother, in the historical film “The printer Ivan Fedorov”. Ryzhov performed the role of mischievous boy in the adventure "Kaschey Immortal" and the role of Svistunov in the comedy "The Inspector General". He started to play age-based roles in the second half of 1950s. Ryzhov was the farmer in the melodrama "The deal was in Penkovo", the Cossack in "Quiet Flows the Don", later strict Volkov in the melodrama "Aleshka’s love" and the luckless concierge in the comedy "The Maiden Spring" Ivan Petrovich mostly was appeared on screen in the episodes, playing ordinary people, wise and good.
Especially organically Ryzhov fitted in the plays by Vasily Shukshin: "There is such a guy," "Stove-shops" and, of course, "Red kalina"
The postal card with original stamp depicts the portrait of I.P. Ryzhov an the scene from the film “Red Kalina” (Mosfilm, 1973).
Design: R. Komsa.
Denomination: postal card
Size of card: 148х105 mm.
Circulation: 12 thousand copies
On January 28, the envelope with original stamp “The 200th birth anniversary of A.S. Dargomizhsky(1813 – 1869), composer” is issued.
After getting music education at home, Alexander Sergeevich Dargomyzhskiy started to compose romance songs and instrumental pieces.
His first opera was “Esmeralda”, based on Victor Hugo's “Notre-Dame de Paris” (1847). This was followed by a cantata on ‘The Triumph of Bacchus’(1948), a dramatic poem by Pushkin. In 1840s, he wrote the best romance songs as “I loved you”, “Wedding”. The most famous composition was the opera “Mermaid” written in 1955. Since 1859 Dargomyzhskiy was elected as a member of the Russian Musical Society.
His vocal plays were a new step forward in the history of Russian romance songs after Glinka and they became examples for vocal masterpieces of Musorgskiy, who dedicated one of them to Dargomyzhskiy – “the great teacher of musical truth”.
The envelope with commemorative stamp depicts the portrait of A.S. Dargomyzhskiy, the music score, cover and illustration from the opera “Mermaid”.
Design: А. Sukhinin, A. Povarikhin
Size: 220х110 mm.
Оформление: 1000000 copies.