The International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union awarded JSC Marka with the Silver Medal for the Fine Arts of Russia exhibit of the Russian Federation valuable postal matter. The competition class took place from November 8 to 12, 2022, in Cape Town, the Republic of South Africa, in conjunction with the CAPE TOWN 2022 World Philatelic Exhibition. Alongside with Russia, the participants in the competition class were Belarus, Brazil, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and other countries.
Philatelic exhibit demonstrated thematic and genre diversity, cultural orientation of the products, as well as high design skills and printing quality.
The International Competition Class for issuing postal authorities of UPU member countries and their respective territories was instituted in 2008 and offers an opportunity for issuing postal authorities to demonstrate an exposition containing postage stamps and other philatelic products (postal blocks, stamp sheets, booklets, postal stationaries, etc.). The competition regulations were developed by the Universal Postal Union in association with the International Federation of Philately. The aim of the competition is to demonstrate innovations in stamp technology, present new forms of issuance used for the development of philately and maintaining the public's interest for stamp collecting. The participants in such competitions may only be postal administrations of UPU member countries registered in the WNS numbering system of the World Association for the Development of Philately (WADP).