The history of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency began in 1947 with the establishment of the 3rd Main Directorate under the Ministry of Health of the USSR by a decision of the USSR Government. Since 1991, it was renamed as the Main Directorate of Medical and Biological and Extreme Problems. In 1992, it was reorganized into the Federal Directorate of Medical and Biological and Extreme Problems, and in 2004, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency was established.
The Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA of Russia) is a federal executive body that ensures radiation, chemical and biological safety of the country and population, as well as the organization of the health protection system at enterprises of strategically important industries with especially hazardous working conditions. It is directly subordinated to the Government of the Russian Federation.
The structure of the FMBA of Russia comprises more than 300 subordinate medical organizations and about 2.5 thousand healthcare facilities on the territory of Russia and Baikonur. There are 35 research and scientific-production centers working in the system of the FMBA of Russia. Other significant areas of FMBA activities are space medicine, marine and diving medicine, sports medicine, blood service and donorship.
The postage stamp provides images of the building and the emblem of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and a special cancel for Moscow.
Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm, sheet size: 170×175 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 96 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).