The Tupolev Design Bureau is an aviation experimental design bureau established on October 22, 1922, by aircraft designer A. Tupolev. The Tupolev Experimental Design Bureau has developed more than 300 projects of different types of aircraft, small craft and aero-sleds. About 90 projects were materialized in the metal and over 50 projects were in serial production. More than 18 thousand aircrafts were produced. Aircraft of this design bureau set about 280 world records for flight range and payload capacity. Presently, the Tupolev PJSC is an enterprise capable of implementing all stages of the aircraft life cycle from the design to serial production, modernization, repair, after-sales service and operation support. The Tupolev PJSC is part of the United Aircraft Corporation (PJSC UAC).
The staff of the Design Bureau received high state awards and commendations: the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1927), the Order of the Red Banner (1933), the Orders of Lenin (1947, 1972), the Order of the October Revolution (1971). On April 18, 2018, the personnel of the Tupolev PJSC received a commendation from the President of the Russian Federation for their substantial contribution to the development of the aircraft industry and the gains in their work.
The postage stamp provides an image of the historical building of the Tupolev Design Bureau on Radio Street, as well as drawings of the Tu-144 aircraft.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ryazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Zhukovsky of the Moscow Region, as well as a maxi-card and an illustrated envelope with postage stamps, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.
Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×138 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 90 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).