On November 11, a stamp dedicated to ecology was put into postal circulation in the National Projects of Russia series

National projects are aimed at ensuring breakthrough scientific, technological and socio-economic development of Russia, improving living standards, providing conditions and opportunities for self-realization and the disclosure of each person's talent.

The key goals of the Ecology National Project are effective management of production and consumption waste, including the elimination of unauthorized dumps within city boundaries; a radical reduction of air pollution in major industrial centers, including a decrease of min by 20% of the total volume of atmospheric air pollutant emissions in the most contaminated cities. Other objectives are improvement of the quality of drinking water for the population, including residents of settlements that are not equipped with modern centralized water supply systems; ecological recovery of water bodies, preservation of unique water systems, including Lake Baikal and Lake Teletskoye; support of biodiversity, including via the creation of new environmentally sensitive areas.

Within the frames of this Project, the Russian Environmental Operator Public Non-Profit Company and JSC Marka with the partner sponsorship of the Moscow Branch of the Union of Artists of Russia arranged a Postage Stamp Drawing Competition dedicated to ecology. The Competition aims at popularization of environmental behavior patterns, separate waste collection and promotion of conscious consumption, which is an essential condition for achievement of the goals of the Ecology National Project.

The winner in the Postage Stamp category was Ksenia Gromova, 25 y.o., Moscow, with her Favorite Planet drawing.

The postage stamp features the logo of the Ecology National Project and the drawing of the competition winner.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Irkutsk.

Design Artist: K. Gromova; Design: M. Korneeva.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 34×24 mm, sheet size: 110×150 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 8 (2×4) stamps.
Quantity: 360 thousand stamps (45 thousand sheets).

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