Russia stamps

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Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a state in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the United States by the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 km2, Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than a ninth of the Earth's land area. Russia is also the ninth most populous nation with 142 million people. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 9 time zones and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources. It has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's fresh water.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia

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#1080 #1081 #1082

Scott: #1080-2P

Issued: 6.11.1946

25th Anniversary, First Soviet Postage Stamp

#1080inside

Inside #1080:

#951

#931

#950

#947

Russia #951P

Russia #931P

Russia #950O

Russia #947O

#1025

#949

#861

#866

Russia #1025P

Russia #949O

Russia #861P

Russia #866O

 

#948

 

 

 

Russia #948O

 

 

#187 Inside #1081: Russia #187O

#1082inside

Inside #1082:

#627

#342

#931

#611

Russia #627O

Russia #342O

Russia #931P

Russia #611O

#1021

#968

#1026

#973

Russia #1021O

Russia #968O

Russia #1026O

Russia #973O

#590

#326

#714

#948

Russia #590O

Russia #326O

Russia #714O

Russia #948O

#525

#187

#915

#991

Russia #525O

Russia #187O

Russia #915O

Russia #991O

 

#984

#423

#1025

 

Russia #984O??

Russia Type A109 (Pic of #423P)??

Russia #1025P

#1080a

Scott: #1080aO

#1081a

Scott: #1081aO

#1082a

Scott: #1082aO


#1392-3

Scott: #1392O, #1393

Issued: 0.10.1949

75th Anniversary, UPU

Inside #1392-3: Stamps on Envelopes

#1392a#1393a

Scott: #1392aO, #1393aO


#1447-8

Scott: #1447-8O

Issued: 1.4.1950

Meeting of Communication Trade Unions

Inside #1447-8: Stamps on Envelopes


#2100

Scott: #2100P

Issued: 17.8.1958

Centenary, Russian Stamps

#1093 Inside #2100: Russia #1093O

#2106b1

USSR miniature sheet, 1958, A Centenary of the Russian postage stamp

#2106b

USSR miniature sheet, 1958, A Centenary of the Russian postage stamp

Special postal marking on the opening day of the stamp exhibition devoted to this jubilee

Note after #2106O


#2239#2240

Scott: #2239-40P

Issued: 0.9.1959

Int'l. Letter writing Week

Inside #2239-40: Stamp on Envelope


#2325

Scott: #2325P

Issued: 28.5.1960

Stamp Day

#1981 Inside #2325: Russia #1981P


#2379 #2380

Scott: #2379-80O

Issued: 10.9.1960

Int'l. Letter Writing Week

Inside #2379-80: Stamp on Envelope


#2516 #2517

#2518 #2519

Scott: #2516-9P

Issued: 8-15.8.1961

40th Anniversary, Soviet Stamps

#187 Inside #2516: Russia #187O

#430 Inside #2516: Russia #430O

#816 Inside #2516: Russia #816O

#1610 Inside #2517: Russia #1610O

#1796 Inside #2517: Russia #1796O

#2255 Inside #2517: Russia #2255O

#1426 Inside #2518: Russia #1426O

#1982 Inside #2518: Russia #1982O

#2305 Inside #2518: Russia #2305O

#2160 Inside #2519: Russia #2160P

#2162 Inside #2519: Russia #2162P

#2465 Inside #2519: Russia #2465P

#2466 Inside #2519: Russia #2466O


#2522

Scott: #2522P

Issued: 15.9.1961

Int'l. Letter Writing Week

Inside #2522: Stamp on Envelope


#2641

Scott: #2641P

Issued: 25.9.1962

Int'l. Letter Writing Week

Inside #2641: Pseudo Stamp

Propaganda cover

Thanks to Kathleen Sulzner


#2783

Scott: #2783P

Issued: 20.9.1963

Int'l. Letter Writing Week

Inside #2783: Stamps on Envelopes

Propaganda cover

Thanks to Kathleen Sulzner


#2940

Scott: #2940P

Issued: 20.9.1964

Int'l. Letter Writing Week

Inside #2940: Stamp on Envelope


#3267

Scott: #3267O

Issued: 25.10.1966

Definitive

Inside #3267: Pseudo Stamp

Re-printed in 1968 (Scott: #3480)


#3331

Scott: #3331P

Issued: 25.5.1967

All-Union Philatelic Exhibition

#149 Inside #3331: Russia #149P

#3321 Inside #3331: Russia #3321O

#3331a

Scott: #3331aP

#3331a

Re-issued 3.10.1967 with “Oct 1-10” print on labelO


#3358

Scott: #3358O

Issued: 16.8.1967

Development of Communications in USSR

Inside #3358: Stamp on Envelope


#3508

Scott: #3508O

Issued: 16.9.1968

International Letter Writing Week

#3260 Inside #3508: Russia #3260P


#3509

Scott: #3509P

Issued: 16.9.1968

Stamp Day

#187 Inside #3509: Russia #187O

#3024 Inside #3509: Russia #3024O


#3537 #3539

Scott: #3537O, #3539O

Issued: 27.11.1968

Awards to Post Office at Foreign Stamp Exhibitions

#2888 Inside #3537: Russia #2888O

Inside #3539: Pseudo Stamp


#3764

Scott: #3764O

Issued: 31.8.1970

2nd All-Union Philatelists' Congress

Inside #3764: Stamps on Envelopes


#3875

Scott: #3875O

Issued: 14.7.1971

International Letter Writing Week

Inside #3875: Stamps on Envelopes


#3973

Scott: #3973O

Issued: 27.5.1972

2nd Youth Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #3973: Pseudo Stamp


USSR_memorial_sheet_1972

Issued: ??.??.1972

USSR Memorial Sheet – 50th Anniversary All–Union Philatelic Exhibition, 1972

Inside # Memorial Sheet: TBI


%234015

Scott: #4015O

Issued: 4.10.1972

50th Anniversary of USSR Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #4015: Pseudo Stamp


Unlisted Russian S/s showing #206 which commemorates 50 years of USSR 1922-1972

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


#4245

Scott: #4245P

Issued: 4.9.1974

3rd Congress of the Philatelic Society of the USSR

#2325 Inside #4245: Russia #2325P

#2641

#2096

#2518

Inside #4245: Russia #2641P

Inside #4245: Russia #2096P

Inside #4245: Russia #2518O

#3411

#4015

Inside #4245: Russia #3411O

Inside #4245: Russia #3104O

Inside #4245: Russia #4015O


#4248#4249#4250

Scott: #4248-50O

Issued: 9.10.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #4248-9: Stamp on Envelope


#4321

Scott: #4321O

Issued: 22.4.1975

30th Anniversary, World War II Victory

#992 Inside #4321: Russia #992O


#4322

Scott: #4322O

Issued: 25.4.1975

Socfilex '75

Inside #4322: Pseudo Stamp

#4323

Scott: #4323O


#4373

Scott: #4373O

Issued: 30.9.1975

3rd All-Union Youth Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #4373: Pseudo Stamps


401px-USSR_memorial_sheet_1975

Issued: ??.??.1975

Memorial Sheet – The International Philatelic Exhibition, 1975

Inside # Memorial Sheet: TBI


 

Unlisted Russian S/s showing #4308 commemorating 50th Anniversary of

 Diplomatic Relations between France & Soviet Union/Phil. Exhib between the two nations

 Issued: 30.11.1975

Exposition Philattelique URSS-FRANCE

 Inside #????: France #138

 Inside #????: Russia #1243

Thanks to Sergei Divid and Lloyd Gilbert


russia-ussr 4415

Scott: #4415O

Issued: 04.02.1976

Winter Olympic Games

Inside #4415 (In margin): Russia-USSR #4410-14

modified: monotone, not multi-colored, imperf, not perf'ed

  

 

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


russia-ussr 4416  ss

Scott: #4416O

Issued: 25.03.1976

Soviet Athletes Success in Winter Olympic Games

Russia-USSR #4415 Overprinted in red in top margins, in Cyrillic: “Glory to Soviet Sport! The athletes of the USSR have won 13 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze"

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#4435

Scott: #4435P

Issued: 12.5.1976

50th Anniversary, Int'l. Federation of Philately

Inside #4435: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #4588P

Issued: 16.8.1977

October Revolution Philatelic Exhibition

 Inside #4588: Russia #149 (Up left)

 Inside #4588: Russia#2456P (Up center)

 Inside #4588: Russia #3513O (Up right)

 Inside #4588: Russia #4253 (Center left)

 Inside #4588: Russia #3905 (Center right)

 Inside #4588: Russia #4380 (Bottom left)

 Inside #4588: Russia #4382 (Bottom right)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#4619#4620#4621

#4622#4623

Scott: #4619-23O

Issued: 16.11.1977

Promotion of Postal Code

  

#3260 Inside #4619: Russia #3260P

Inside #4622-3: Stamp on Envelope


#4732

Scott: #4732P

Issued: 25.1.1979

Filaserdica '79

#1 Inside #4732: Bulgaria #1O


#4744

Scott: #4744P

Issued: 12.4.1979

Cosmonaut's Day

#4562 Inside #4744: Russia #4562P


#4763-1

Scott: #4763O

Issued: 25.7.1979

4th Congress of USSR Philatelic Society

Inside #4763 (In Background): Pseudo Stamps


#4792

Scott: #4792O

Issued: 28.11.1979

New Year 1980

Inside #4792: Pseudo Stamp


#4932

Scott: #4932O

Issued: 5.5.1981

WIPA 1981

#40 Inside #4932: Austria #40O


#5169

Scott: #5169O

Issued: 18.8.1983

SOZPHILEX '83

Inside #5169: Pseudo Stamp


#5625 #5626

Scott: #5625-6O

Issued: 4.1.1988

70th Anniversary, First Soviet Stamp

#149 Inside #5625-6: Russia #149P

#150 Inside #5625-6: Russia #150P

#5626a

Scott: #5626aP


#5642

Scott: #5642P

Issued: 18.2.1988

Animated Soviet Cartoons

Inside #5642: Pseudo Stamps


#5701

Scott: #5701O

Issued: 25.8.1988

International Letter Writing Week

Inside #5701: Stamps on Envelopes


#5800

Scott: #5800P

Issued: 9.8.1989

6th Congress, All-Union Philatelic Society

#187 Inside #5800: Russia #187O

Inside #5800 (on label):

Scan not available

Russia #C75

Russia #2906

TBI

Russia #1141

Russia #5318

Russia #5419

Russia #2746

Russia #5516

Russia #3580

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#5875#5876

[T-F]                                             [T-P]

#5877 #5878 

[A-H]                                             [V-K]

NK-URSS 

[N-K]

Scott: #5874-8P

Issued: 15.2.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

GB #1 a Inside #5874-8: G.B. #1

“T-P” & “V-K” are “CINDERELLAS“ as the plate letters are in Wrong Positions

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm

#5878a

 

Image of first stamp (T and F) and anniversary composition

#5875b

Image of first stamp (T and P) and anniversary composition

#5879

Scott: #5879P [A-E]


Scott: #????

Issued: 26.03.1990

125th Anniversary of the Zemstvo Post in Russia

Lou wrote: An Internet Discovery:  125th Anniversary of the Zemstvo Post

One very good thing about the internet is that you get to see more things than the usual stamps and covers that are offered by your local stamp dealers.  Postal stationery is one such area, and recently I saw two imprinted envelopes from Russia/USSR— mint and with first day cancel-- which caught my eye.  According to the inscription on the stamp and the special cancel dated 26 03 1990, the envelope commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the Zemstvo Post in Russia.

This is an area of Russian postal history that does no get much exposure in this country, as Americans tend not to collect anything not listed in the Scott catalogs, but they are popular in Europe.  Altho Russia had issued its first stamps in 1858, due to the vast size of the country, it depended on district administrations called Zemstvos, among their other duties, to process the local mails.  From 1865 to 1917, over 160 districts and cities issued their so-called Rural stamps, which ranged from the primitive to ornate in design and from just hundreds to thousands in issue, based only on need.  Today, prices for the Zemstvos range from a few dollars up to the thousands.

Getting back to viewing the envelope, the multicolor cachet reproduced 9 different Zemstvos, but the imprinted stamps was disappointing at first, as it showed a bearded figure, a wreath and shields and what looked like a maneless lion.  I lamented there not being any SOS, but then decided to check at the Collectors Club library.

I went to what is considered the “bible” for collectors of this material: Catalogue of the Russian Rural Postage Stamps compiled by F. G. Chuchin and published in Moscow in 1925, and revised and reprinted in English in 1984 under the title, Russia Zemstvos.

Looking thru the 90 pages, I was able to find that these were actually motif details from three Zemstvos designs: Gryzavovets (Rural Postman). Chuchin #64, issued in 1894, Totma (Arms), Chuchin #3, issued in 1895 and Pskov (Arms), Chuchin #12,  issued in1892—all in changed colors.  Back on the internet, I was able to find (not the best) scans of the three, so that I can illustrate that the motifs are indeed from actual Zemstvos stamps.

Both envelopes are now in my collection, and someday, I hope to have the three Zemstvos as well.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#5884

Scott: #5884P

Issued: 14.4.1990

LENINIANA '90

Inside #5884: Pseudo Stamp


#5946

Scott: #5946O

Issued: 27.11.1990

Armenia '90

Inside #5946: Pseudo Stamp


#6227

Scott: #6227O

Issued: 8.7.1994

Russian Postal Day

 

 

 

 

Inside #6227: Russia Type A1 (Design motifs of first Russian stamp)O


#6406

Scott: #6406P

Issued: 5.8.1997

Moscow '97

 Inside #6406: Russia #1O

http://www.rossia.com/stamps/stampids/scott1fraud.htm

#149Inside #6406: Russia#149P

#6061 Inside #6406: Russia #6061O

#6406a-b

Scott: #6406a-bP


#6478

Scott: #6478O

Issued: 9.10.1998

World Stamp Day

http://i.colnect.net/b/526/347/State-Symbols-of-Russia.jpg Inside #6478: Russia #6428

Inside #6478: Pseudo Stamps (?)

Russia 1998 - 6370 FDC

Thanks to Attilio Papio


#6636

Scott: #6636O

Issued: 17.05.2001

75th Anniversary, Intl. Federation of Philately

Inside #6636: Pseudo Stamps


http://www.computer-stamps.com/pictures/russian-federation-stamp-697.jpg

Scott: #6667O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #6667: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


2007A1

Scott: #7029O

Issued: 24.5.2007

150th Anniversary of the first Russian postage stamp

 Inside #7029: Russia #1O

2007A


2007B1

Scott: #????P

Issued: 19.6.2007

World Stamp Exhibition "St Petersburg 2007"

Inside #????: Pseudo Stamps

2007B

 Inside #????: Russia #1O


2007C

Scott: #7044O

Issued: 14.9.2007

The Russian Language Year

Inside #7044: Pseudo Stamps

In 2007 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin announced the year 2007 to be Russian Language Year in the frames of which there will be held cultural, scientific and educational events organized to make Russian language and literature more popular and to support its educational programs in Russian and abroad. One of the events devoted to the Russian Language Year is the All-Russian contest of stamp drawing “I am drawing the alphabet”, organized by the national mail service “Post of Russia” in association with the publishing firm “Marka” and Russian Federation of Philately, also devoted to the 150th anniversary of the first Russian postal stamp. At the block are the works of contest winners: the winner in the category “Children’s works” is Bogdan Kalmykov, 10 years old, Tambov with his “Rainbow of letters”, in the category “Teenagers’ works” - Regina Zangieva, 15 years old, Beslan, North Ossetia with work “I am drawing the alphabet”, in the category of “Youth’ works” - Dmitry Smirnov, 17 years old, Pogrebnoe, Khanty-Mansisk autonomous area with the work “Star alphabet”, and in the category “Professional works” - Vladimir Beloborodov, 68 years old, Nizhny Novgorod with the work “Alphabet”.


2008A

Scott: #7057O

Issued: 10.1.2008

150th Anniversary of the 1st Russian Stamp

 Inside #7057: Russia #1O


2008C

Scott: #7067O

Issued: 5.5.2008

Europa - Letter

Inside #7067: Postal Stationery "A" indicium


2008B

Scott: #7097O

Issued: 1.9.2008

190th Anniversary of Goznak

 Inside #7097 (In Margin): Russia #1O

http://i.colnect.net/b/1998/752/State-Flag-of-Russia.jpg Inside #7097 (In Margin): Russia #????O (2006)

(Thanks to Attilio Papio)

Inside #7097 (In Margin): TBI


Scott: #????O

Issued: 10.10.2011

Regional Commonwealth

Inside #????: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #????O

Issued: 21.10.2011

300th Anniversary of the Main Moscow Post Office

 Inside #???? (2): Russia #1O

Scan not available Inside #????(2): Russia Imprinted Postal Card - TBI

#856 Inside #????(3): Russia #856O

 Inside #????(3): Russia Imprinted Postal Card with Russia #617

Thanks to Attilio Papio

 Inside #????(3): Russia #5795

Thanks to Attilio Papio

Inside #????(3): Russia Imprinted envelope for 300th Anniversary Main Moscow Post office, 2011

Scan not available Inside #????(4): Russia Imprinted Stationery – TBI

 Inside #????(4): Russia #7178O

Scott: #????O

 Inside #????(In Margin): Russia #1

 Inside #????(In Margin): Russia #7020O

 Inside #????(In Margin): Russia #150

 

Inside #????(In Margin): Russia USSR Imprinted envelope 113 – 1957

 Inside #????(In Margin): Russia #1410

 Inside #????(In Margin): Russia #2741

 

Inside #????(In Margin): Russia Imprinted envelope 236 – 2011

Thanks to Lou Guadagno, Attilio Papio and Mike Knopfler


Scott: #????O

Issued: 05.07.2013

50th Anniversary, First Woman in Space

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #2752P

Scott: #????O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


 

Scott: #7611O

Issued: 26.03.2015

150th Anniversary Zemstvo (District Council) Post

 

Inside #7611: Zemstvo Post stamps

sos russia zemstvo--borisoglyebsk  Chuchin 7  1880

sos russia zemstvo-- cherdyn 29  1910

sos russia zemstvo-- kolomna  1889

Bosiloglyebsk Ch(uchin) #7

Cherdyn Ch #29

 

Kolomna Ch #11

 

Zemstvo (local) Post was a special service introduced for mailing purposes in areas with no state post offices. The first Zemstvo Post was established in Vetluga uyezd (district) of Kostroma Governorate in spring 1865.

Each Zemstvo postal authority acted only within its administrative territory. Zemstvo post offices were allowed to have their own stamps for postal payment provided that such stamps should not resemble either in image or colour the official postage stamps; nor might such stamps contain the emblem of the state postal service. The first Zemstvo postage stamp was issued in Verhnedneprovsk Governorate in 1866.

Most correspondence was sent across Zemstvo territories of eastern provinces – Perm, Samara, Vyatka, Kazan, Ufa, as well as in Kharkov, Poltava, Kursk, Tambov and Yekaterinoslav Governorates. It was issued 3027 postage stamps since 1866. The circulation of some issues reached tens and hundreds of thousands copies. That provided an active forwarding mail.

Zemstvo Post played an important and progressive role in Russia’s history as it enabled liaison between cultural centres and most distant corners of the country.

 

russia official fdcrussia official imprinted envelope

Official FDC and Official Imprinted Envelope

russia combination cover

Lou's combination cover

Lou wrote: when Russia issued a stamp to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Zemstvo local stamps earlier this year, I liked the stamp, but the fdc only had an imprinted cachet.  They also issued an imprinted envelope for the anniversary which had a great cachet of Zemstvos but just a common design stamp. I got the idea to combine the SOS with the imprinted envelope and asked a dealer in Russia to make one up for me, and he was willing.  Of course, it does not have a first day cancel and he didn't address it like asked him to, but you can't have everything, and I think it makes for a better page in my collection. 

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #7619O

Issued: 23.04.2015

175th Anniversary of The Penny Black

GB #1 Inside #7619: G.B. #1 [S-I]

sos russia        imprinted env (3)

Imprinted envelope behind the Penny Black

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


http://www.rusmarka.ru/files/resize/03/400_0_0-666666666666667__files_sitedata_401_1439_b976c5b3-d435-4975-9e33-3a94287820c9_jpg.jpg

Scott: #????-?P

Issued: 01.10.2015

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #2073

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #2606

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #3214

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #3746

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #5049

 Inside #????: Russia-USSR #5463


russia      ss 7 29 16

Scott: #????-?P

Issued: 29.07.2016

Russia in FIFA World Cup Tournaments

sos russia 5896-- from se tenant strip  1990Inside #????: Russia #5896

sos russia 5899a-- se tenant strip  1990

From se tenant strip - Russia #5899a

sos russia 7583--from ss  2014Inside #????: Russia #7583

sos russia 7583  ss 2014

Russia #7583 s/s

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 03.08.2017

19th World Festival of Youth and Students

Inside #????:

Russia #1914

Russia #5360

Russia #4068

Russia #4648

Russia #5782

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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http://home.nestor.minsk.by/fsunews/ussr/index.html

Russian Stamps, Philately & Postal History

http://www.rossia.com/stamps/frstampinfo.htm

 

Russia and around Russia

http://russian-stamps.dialog-it.ru/

 

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Publishing and Trading Centre "MARKA"

http://www.rusmarka.ru/

 

Stamps of the Soviet Era

http://www.stamprussia.com/

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