On March 1, 2016 the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the flight of the Soviet “Venera-3” space probe.
Total edition is 30 000 post cards.
The card was postmarked with the special official cancellation also devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the “Venera-3” space flight.
The “Venera-3” (Russian: Венера-3 meaning Venus 3) space probe was built and launched by the Soviet Union to explore the surface of Venus. It was launched on 16 November 1965 from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The probe possibly crash-landed on Venus on 1 March 1966, making Venera-3 the first spacecraft to impact on the surface of another planet.