The Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (Russian Foreign Intelligence Service) is an integral part of the security forces and is designed to protect the security of individuals, society and the state from external threats. The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service carries out intelligence activities to ensure the conditions for the successful implementation of the security policy of the Russian Federation; promoting economic and scientific-technical development of the country. The date of creation of the Foreign Intelligence Service is considered to be on December 20, 1920, when the chairman of the All -Russian Extraordinary Commission (VChK) Felix Dzerzhinsky signed an order to create the Foreign Department of the VChK (INO VChK) under the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD)of the RSFSR.
The building and the emblem of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation are depicted on a postage stamp.
In addition to the emission of the postage stamp the JSC "Marka" will produce envelopes of the first day and special cancellation marks for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Artist-designer: Moskovets A.
Nominal value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 50 × 37 mm; Sheet size: 170 × 175 mm.
Release form: a sheet of 12 (3 × 4) marks.
Quantity: 120 thousand marks (10 thousand sheets).