Moscow Metro - urban public transport, was opened on May 15, 1935. Many stations of the Moscow Metro are architectural monuments. Outstanding craftsmen were created by an amazing underground ensemble, striking a cheerful character, originality of images, beauty of architectural compositions. It found a harmonious combination of engineering thought and the inspiration of the artist. Famous architects, architects and artists took part in the design and decoration of metro stations.
The postage stamps of 2019 are devoted to the sculptures of the Moscow Metro.
The postage stamps depict works of monumental art (sculpture) at the stations of the Moscow Metro:
- G.I. Motovilov. "Defenders of the Fatherland", Smolenskaya metro station;
- S.A. Goryainov. "Young Family", metro station "Polyanka";
- A.V. Tsigal. "Sympathy", Mendeleevskaya metro station;
- M.G. Manizer. "Birdhouse", Ploshchad Revolutsii metro station.
In addition to the issue of postage stamps of JSC “Marka”, the first day envelopes were issued and a special cancellation stamp was made for Moscow, as well as art covers with vignettes and unmarked cards.
Designer: I. Ulyanovsky.
Rating: 45 r. every brand.
Size of stamps: 50 × 37 mm, sheet size: 170 × 178 mm.
Release form: sheets with decorated fields of 12 (3 × 4) marks.
Circulation: 60 thousand each brand (20 thousand sheets).