The ceremony was held in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The event was attended by Valentina Matvienko, the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the IPA CIS; and Dmitry Kobitsky the Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The postage stamp provides a drawing of the Tavricheskiy Palace in St. Petersburg, which headquarters the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, with the emblem of the organization nearby. The emblem symbolizes commitment to equal partnership, unity, stability and peace. The bright-blue and white colors represent purity and nobility of intentions, sublimity and spirituality. The golden circle in the center is construed as a symbol of the enduring values of the Commonwealth states.
The face value of the postage stamp is 50 rubles; the stamp is produced in the quantity of 108 thousand stamps; the design is developed by Sergey Kapranov.
Postage stamps in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the IPA CIS have already been put into postal circulation and are on sale in post offices throughout the country and the Collectioner show room chain.
Traditionally, issues of the state valuable postage matter are timed to landmark historical events, or are dedicated to outstanding personalities, major backbone enterprises of the Russian economy, state and public organizations.