The railway traffic on the Crimean bridge will open in December 2019. The Crimean bridge is one of the largest in Europe, its length is 19 - km. The route starts on the Taman Peninsula, runs along the existing 5-kilometer dam and Tuzla Island, then crosses the Kerch Strait and goes to the Crimean coast.
The passage consists of two bridges located next to each other - railway and automobile. Road traffic on the bridge was opened on May 16, 2018.
The first train to Crimea will go from Moscow railway station of St. Petersburg on December 23,2019 at 14:00 Moscow time and will continue till Sevastopol. The start of train traffic from Moscow to Simferopol is planned for December 24, departure from Kazan railway station at 23:45 Moscow time.
The postage stamp depicts the view of Crimean bridge and placed the printed text “St. Petersburg – Sevastopol. Moscow – Simferopol” on it, as well as an overprint of new denomination. There is the overprint “railway traffic opening. December, 2019 year” on the margins of stamp sheet.
Stamp sheet with the printed text is presented in the art cover.
Artist: Beltyukov V. Designer: Miloradova M.
Denomination: 50 rubles.
Form issue: sheet of 5 stamps and 10 coupons.
Quantity: 27,5 thousand stamps (5,5 thousand sheets).