The ceremony took place at the State Historical Museum in Moscow. Sergey Naryshkin, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation and the chairman of the Russian Historical Society; and Oleg Dukhovnitskiy, Head of the Federal Communications Agency; took part in the event.
The Great Russian Revolution is a single revolutionary process in 1917, which includes several historical events, such as the February Revolution (which resulted in the overthrow of the monarchy), the establishment of the Russian Provisional Government, proclaiming Russia a republic, the October Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet regime, and the convening of the All-Russian Constituent Assembly. The Revolution was the most important event of the 20th century, the starting point in creating the world's first socialist state, an attempt to build a new and just society, which decisively determined the path of historical development of civilization and influenced the destiny of all mankind.
“The Federal Communications Agency together with Joint-Stock Company “Marka” annually manufacture various philatelic products dedicated to the most important domestic and international events. We have issued a souvenir sheet of four stamps dedicated to the main events of 1917 Russian Revolution on March 2, 2017. The postage stamps depict the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II, the establishment of the Russian Provisional Government, the October Revolution, and the election to the Constituent Assembly. I am sure this souvenir sheet will become unique, a philatelic rarity among collectors of the whole world, forever retaining the memory of the today’s event”, said Mr. Dukhovnitskiy.