The ceremony took place in the headquarters of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) located in Tauride Palace in the historic center of St Petersburg. Valentina Matvienko, Chair of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and Chair of the IPA CIS Council; Oleg Dukhovnitskiy, Head of the Federal Communications Agency; and members of the IPA CIS Council took part in the event
The Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) was created on 27 March 1992. It is an interstate body of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The IPA CIS is an international organization comprising the parliaments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The overarching mission of the IPA CIS is law-making and alignment of national laws in the CIS, as well as developing legal foundation of the common economic area in the CIS, as well as legal support of the free trade zone
“The Federal Communications Agency together with Joint-Stock Company “Marka” annually manufacture various philatelic products dedicated to state and public organizations, and educational institutions of Russia. Today, we have issued a stamp with a printrun of 330,000 copies depicting the Tauride Palace and the logo of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States. I am sure this stamp will become unique, a philatelic rarity among collectors of the whole world, forever retaining the memory of the today’s event”, said Mr. Dukhovnitskiy
The postage stamp features the Tauride Palace and IPA CIS logo. Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and St Petersburg.
Design: I. Ulyanovskiy.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of 15 (3×5) stamps.
Circulation: 330,000 stamps (22,000 sheets)