Russian-Spain joint philatelic exhibition in Madrid.
On October 5, 2013 the Russian-Spain joint philatelic exhibition was opened at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Madrid. This non-competitive exhibition was organized by Russian National Academy of philately and Madrid philatelic society to promote philately and to mark the 100th Anniversary of the first Russian commemorative postage stamps.
Being among the Organizes, Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, and Sergey Rodin, webmaster of Astrophilatelist website, also took part at this event as exhibitors.
On October 5, the FEPA Congress also was held in Madrid. Being as a guest of the Congress, Igor Rodin on behalf of the Organizers of the Russian-Spain exhibition invited all the delegates of the FEPA Congress to the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition.
On behalf of the FIP Section for Astrophilately we would like to congratulate all newly elected FEPA Board members.
Mr. Fernando Aranaz, FIP Vice-President responsible for FIP Astrophilately Section (in the middle) and Mr. Jose Grandela, the former Chairman of Astrophilately Section (left) presented at the Opening Ceremony.
Wolfgang Maassen, AIJP President (left), Jose Ramon Moreno, newly elected FEPA President (right).
Mr. Christopher King, President of the Royal Philatelic Society London (second left)
Igor Rodin is telling how his son Sergey wrote his first letters to space at the age of 6.
Philatelic friends meet in Madrid - Jose Grandela and Bernard Jimenez, FIP Director (right).
Each Sunday there is a huge philatelic market in the main square of the city - Plaza Mayor de Madrid.
All photos by Sergey Rodin