The event was attended by Alexander Neradko, First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency; and Oleg Dukhovnitsky, the Head of the Federal Communications Agency.
On November 20, Russia celebrates a new professional holiday: Transport Worker’s Day. On this day in 1809, Emperor Alexander I instituted the first Russian unified state body in the field of transport: the Management of Water and Land Communications, and the Corps of Railway Engineers with an affiliated institute. Today, there are more than 400 branches of production and non-production spheres in Russia, and nearly each of them is associated with the work of transport workers. Currently, more than 4 million people are employed in this field They are road and air transport workers, motorists and railroad workers, sailors and river transport workers, staff of the metro system, transport security specialists, administrative and supporting staff, and officials of state transport supervisory bodies.
As was stated by the Head of Rossvyaz, the Federal Communications Agency in cooperation with JSC Marka annually produces a variety of philatelic products dedicated to national and public holidays. This year, an artistic stamped envelope featuring symbols of all forms of transport was put into postal circulation in the quantity of one million pieces. “I am sure that the issuance of the envelope will become an excellent gift for all transport workers on their professional holiday,” he added.