In April 2019 Russian Ministry of Communications issued the postal stationery (envelope) devoted to the Cosmonautic Day. Total edition is 2 000 000 envelops. The size of the envelope is 110 mm х 220 mm.
Three different official post marks were used for cancelling philatelic material at Moscow’s 101000 post office on 12 April 2019, including the new one. All of 3 special official post marks are with a date setting mechanism. The new one is the pentagonal “To the Conquerors of space” special official post mark. Its catalogue number is 2019/97.
Exactly 50 years ago, on January 16, 1969, for the first time two manned spacecraft “Soyuz-4” and “Soyuz-5” docked. Four Soviet cosmonauts were involved into that mission: Vladimir SHATALOV, Boris VOLYNOV, Aleksey ELISEEV, Evgeniy KHRUNOV. The Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) to celebrate that historic event.
Total edition is 14 000 post cards. The special cancellation devoted t
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Exactly 20 years ago, on November 20, 1998, the “Zarya” Functional Cargo Block formed the very first module of the International Space Station after being orbited by the Russian “Proton” rocket-carrier from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) to celebrate 20 years of the International Space Station. The 20 November 2018 marks a very special date in the ISS’s calendar, as it has now officially been orbiting the Earth for twenty years.
In September 2017 the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (envelope) devoted to the 160th anniversary of the birthday of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. He was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics. Total edition is 500 000 envelops. The size of the envelope is 110 mm х 220 mm. The special cancellations devoted to the event were conducted in Russian cities Kaluga, Kirov and Ryazan.
On 27 April 2018, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to Anatoly KISELEV, the former General Director of the Khrunichev Research and Production Space Center (1993 to 2001). It was under his immediate leadership that the “Zarya” and the “Zvezda”, the first components of the International Space Station, were developed, designed and built. During his directorship, the “Proton-M” heavy rocket-carrier and the “Rockot” light-lift launcher were tested. For merits in the development and testing of the reusable "Energia-Buran" rocket-space system by the Decree of the President of the USSR of December 30, 1990, Anatoly Kiselev was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor (one of the highest title in the USSR). The post card is cancelled with the appropriate special official post mark devoted to th
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In April 2018 Russian Ministry of Communications issued the postal stationery (envelope) devoted to the Cosmonautic Day. The cover is cancelled with the "Space Glory of Russia” official post mark with the date setting mechanism in Moscow on April 12, 2018. Total edition is 1 500 000 envelops. The size of the envelope is 110 mm х 220 mm.
On June 1, 2017, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued a postage stamp devoted to the 100th anniversary of the “Izvestia” newspaper. Izvestia is a high-circulation daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia. The word izvestiya in Russian means "delivered messages". In the context of newspaper, it is usually translated as "news" or "reports". The postage stamp depicts the anniversary logo of the “Izvestia” newspaper and the first pages of the publication illustrating the bright moments of the history of Russia, including the issue of 12 April 1961 with the photo of Yuri Gagarin (the left side of the postage stamp).
On July 13, 2017, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the Russian “Gonets” (Messenger) civilian low Earth orbit communication satellite system. The first two satellites, which were used to test and validate the system, were launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 13 July 1992.
On 15 December 2016, the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the new Russian Cosmodrome, Vostochny (Eastern Spaceport). The picture on the post card depictures the first launch from Vostochny Cosmodrome performed on 28 April 2016.
Total edition is 5 000 post cards.
The card was postmarked with the special offici
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On 6 August 2016 is the 55th Anniversary of the space flight performed by Soviet cosmonaut German Titov. It was the 2nd manned space flight in the mankind history as well as the first long-duration manned space flight. Titov's flight finally proved that humans could live and work in space. He was the first cosmonaut to orbit the Earth multiple times, to spend more than a day in space, to sleep in orbit. German Titov spent in space 25 hours. He remains the youngest person to fly in space (25 years old). He was the first to pilot a spacecraft personally and he made the first manual photographs from orbit. He also was the first person to film the Earth. On 21 July 2016 the Russian Federal Communications Agency issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to German Titov’s space flight.