Moscow is the capital of Russia, a city of federal status and the administrative center of the Central Federal District. It is the largest city in Russia in terms of population (12,635,466 people as of 2022) and its constituent region.
The first record of Moscow dates back to 1147. Archaeological data testify to the existence of an urban settlement in the area of the future Kremlin since the 11th century.
The city is home to federal authorities of the Russian Federation (with the exception of the Constitutional Court), foreign embassies, and the headquarters of most major Russian commercial organizations and public associations.
Moscow is a popular tourist center of Russia. The Kremlin, the Red Square, the Novodevichy Monastery and the Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is a major transport hub with its 6 airports, 10 railway stations, and 3 river harbors. Since 1935, Moscow has had a metro system in operation.
Contemporary Moscow has more than 100 theaters; it is home to more than 60 museums. The city is nationwide largest financial center, an international business center, and the management center of much of the country's economy.
The postage stamp provides a view of the Moscow Kremlin from the Moskva River embankment and the Moscow City International Business Center; the margins of the block feature City landmarks: the monument to Yury Dolgoruky, the Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin, the Menshikov Tower, the Triumphal Arch, the Friendship of Peoples Fountain, the Moscow State University building, the Ostankino Tower and Zaryadye Park with the Soaring Bridge.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow, as well as an illustrated envelope with the postal block, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.
Design Artist: O. Savina.
Face value: 200 rubles.
Block size: 100×100 mm, stamp size in the block: 37×37 mm
Quantity: 25 thousand blocks.