On 18 March 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov took the first spacewalk. He became the first person to leave the confines of his spacecraft while in orbit and float in the vacuum of space. Alexei Leonov, who with Pavel Belyayev was flying onboard the Soviet “Voskhod-2” spacecraft, accomplished the first extra-vehicular activity – EVA, or spacewalk – on what was only the 14th piloted spaceflight in history.
The Russian postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk. Total edition is 15 000 post cards.
On November 13, 2014 Russian Post issued a postage stamp devoted to the 100th birthday Anniversary of Georgy Nikolayevich BABAKIN, a Soviet engineer working in the space program. He was Chief Designer at the Lavochkin Design Bureau from 1965 until his death. Babakin's "NPO Lavochkin" brought improved engineering, testing and systems management, generating a series of successes — the first soft landing on the Moon by the “Luna-9”, the first probe of the Venusian atmosphere by “Venera-4”. The stamp depicts a portrait showing Georgy Babakin and the “Luna-17” robotic spacecraft.
In September 2014 Russian Post issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the flight of the “Voskhod” spacecraft, the first world multi-seater manned space vehicle. The post card depicts the crew of the spacecraft (Soviet cosmonauts - Vladimir KOMAROV, Konstantin FEOKTISTOV and Boris EGOROV) and the landing capsule of the “Voskhod”.
Total edition is 12 000 post cards.
07, 2014 billions of people all over the world were able to witness an exciting
show - the XXII Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Sretensky Monastery men's choir sang the Russian National Anthem, while 240
volunteers stood in formation wearing glowing suits of white, red, and blue to
represent the Russian flag. The Russian state fla
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04, 2013 Russian Post issued the postal stationery devoted to the Space Olympic
edition are 1 000 000 envelops. The cover says: the Olympic torch is in outer
space – for the first time in the history of the Olympic movement. On November
09, 2013 two Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy took an
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Russian Post issued a postage stamp devoted to the 50th Anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova’s space flight. Although the 50th anniversary of the spaceflight took place on June 16, the postage stamp was issued only on July 5, 2013. The size of stamp is 32,5 X 65 millimeters. The stamp is printed by sheets of 8 (4 X 2) stamps. Total edition is 424 000 stamps (53 000 sheets). The First Day Cover was also issued on July 5. All 3 parts of FDC (a cover, a postage stamp and a post cancellation) depict a seagull soaring in the sky. The Tereshkova’s call sign during her historic space flight was "Chaika”. Chaika means a seagull in Russian.
In June 2013 Russian Post issued the postal stationery devoted to this Historical event. Total edition are 2 000 000 envelops. The cover depicts a Soviet postage stamp issued in 1963 and a seagull soaring in the sky. The Tereshkova’s call sign during her historic space flight was "Chaika”. Chaika means a seagull in Russian.
55 years ago on October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first world artificial satellite.
In 2012 Russian Post issued the postal stationery devoted to this Historical event. Total edition are 2 000 000 envelops. The cover is cancelled with "the 55th anniversary of 1st Satellite launch” official post mark in Moscow on October 04, 2012.
In July 2012 Russian Post issued the postal stationery (a post card) devoted to the 55th Anniversary of Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The post card depicts the "Soyuz -2” rocket-carrier. Total edition is 13 000 post cards.
The card was postmarked with the special official cancellation also devoted to the 55th Anniversary of Plesetsk Cosmodrome as well as the "Day of the town of Mirniy” special official cancellation.
On August 9, 2012 the Russian Post issued a postage stamp devoted to the 125th birthday Anniversary of Fridrikh Tsander, a pioneer of rocketry and spaceflight in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. He designed the first liquid-fuelled rocket to be launched in the Soviet Union, GIRD-X, and made many important theoretical contributions to the road to space.
The stamp depicts a portrait showing Fridrikh Tsander and his model of winged rocket that he believed would be suitable for interplanetary flight. The size of stamp is 42 X 30 millimeters. The stamp is printed by sheets of 15 (3 X 5) stamps. Total edition is 525 000 stamps (35 000 sheets).