The ceremony was held in Moscow. Among the participants were Igor Chursin, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency and Sergey Nikanorov, Deputy Director General of the Ostankino Technical Centre.
The Ostankino Technical Centre was put into operation in November 1967 together with the Ostankino Tower raising TV transmitters up to 525 meters. The center provides ongoing technical support to multiple broadcasters in the country. The thirteen story building of the Ostankino television complex is constructed of glass and concrete. The end of the building, facing the direction of the Ostankino pond, is different from all the other sides. The building volume exceeds 1 million cubic meters. The total height of the building is 52 meters and it has a useful area of 154 thousand square meters.
"Today, in commemoration of the Technical Centre's jubilee the Federal Communications Agency and JSC Marka are releasing a special postage stamp dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Centre. It should be noted that postage stamps featuring the Ostankino Tower were already issued in 1964, 1967 and 1997. From today onward the stamps will fly all over the world to tell people about the proud history of the Russian Technical Centre.", said Deputy Head of Rossvyaz.