Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Local letter from tax inspection of St.Petersburg (Russia).


Russian post has a "space speed" of local mail delivery. This letter was sent 02/07/2015 and I found it  in my mailbox only on 17/08/2015. 

Hong Kong



Taiwan

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The 175th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Composer (Souvenir sheet).

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was the great Russian composer, conductor, teacher, musical and public figure.
He was born in Votkinsk, in the family of a mining engineer, chief of the Kama-Votkinsk factory. Tchaikovsky began playing the piano when he was 5 years old, and three years later he was reading and writing music.
In 1850-1859, Tchaikovsky studied at the Law School, then he was determined to serve in the Ministry of Justice. He started to take piano lessons from the famous pianist R. Kyundinger in 1855-1858.
Tchaikovsky enrolled at the Conservatory as part of its premiere class but held on to his Ministry post until the following year, wanting to make sure his course lay in music. From 1862 to 1865 he studied harmony and counterpoint with Zaremba. Rubinstein, director and founder of the Conservatory, taught instrumentation and composition. At the same time he was written the first major works for orchestra: Overture "The Storm" (a drama of Alexander Ostrovsky, 1864) and the Overture in F Major (1865), "Characteristic Dances", cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra on Schiller's ode "To Joy" (graduate work), chamber works. He left the service in May 1863, and started to give lessons.
In 1866, Peter Tchaikovsky was offered the post of professor of the Moscow Conservatory.
The composer has worked in almost all musical genres, has created a special melodic language, both able to translate subtle spiritual experiences of a person, and to generalize the large-scale ideas.
The most famous works are the ballet "Swan Lake" (1876); operas "Eugene Onegin" (1878) and "The Queen of Spades" (1890); the cycle of plays "The Seasons" (1876) and "Children's Album" (1878).
The stamp depicts a portrait of a composer, his facsimile and the building of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Russian cultural heritage), the margins of a souvenir sheet depict notes of "The Nutcracker" ballet, and the composition of lira and branches tied with ribbon.
 

Nikolayevsk-on-Amur city (FDC).

 
Nikolayevsk-on-Amur (Nikolayevsk till 1926) is a city of regional subordination and a center of Nikolayev region of Khabarovsk Krai of the Russian Federation. 
It was founded as a military administrative settlement (Nikolaevskiy fasting) by Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy, a Russian navigator. The city acquired a great economic and political importance on a pacific coast in a short time due to its location. A port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was moved to Nikolayevsk-on-Amur in 1855, and in 1856, during the formation of the Primorsky region, has become a regional center. It was the center of the Primorsky region (composed of Kamchatka and Sakhalin) until 1880.
In 1926 the city was renamed in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur.
Nowadays Nikolaevsk-on-Amur is an industrial and cultural center of the Northern Amur Region. The leading industries are maintenance of fishing industry, ship repair, enterprises of food industry.
The main attractions of the city are an obelisk and a monument to Gennady Nevelskoy, the founder of the city, crafts specialized schools.
The postage stamp depicts a monument to Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy with city view on the background. 

Additionally, FSUE PTC "Marka" will manufacture a first day cover and a special postmark for Moscow and Nikolayevsk-on-Amur inside.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ugo Chaves.

Ugo Chaves.
Date of issue: 28th July 2014
Designer: O.N. Ivanova
Paper: chalky
Printing process: offset
Perforation: comb 12 : 12 1/4
Size of a stamp: 30 x 42 mm.
Sheet composition: 15 (5 x 3) stamps
Printing run: 420.000
Michel catalogue number: 2061

15 R. multicoloured. Portrait of Ugo Chaves.


Sunday, August 09, 2015

Dobrobook - russian reusable notebooks.

DOBROBOOK

Dear friends! Have a look please!
DOBROBOOK  
If you want to buy this nice russian wipebook, ask me how.
Regards!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stamps shedule 2015 (Russia)

Title
Form of issue
Date of issue
1
The 150th Birth Anniversary of V.A. Serov (1865-1911), Artist
souvenir sheet
12.01.2015
2
Europa issue – Toys
1 stamp, sheet of 12 (3x4) stamps
16.01.2015
3
Postcrossing
1 stamp, sheet of 9 (3x3) stamps
27.01.2015
4
World Nature Heritage of Russia. Lena Pillars
souvenir sheet
10.02.2015
5
S.P. Kapitsa (1928-2012), Physicist, State Prize Laureate
1 stamp, sheet of 15 (3x5) stamps
12.02.2015
6
State Awards of the Russian Federation. Continuation of series. Order of Nakhimov, Order of Courage, Order of friendship
3 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins 7 (4x2) stamps and a coupon
19.02.2015
7
Cities of Military Glory. Continuation of series. Lomonosov, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Taganrog, Maloyaroslavets, Mozhaysk, Khabarovsk
6 stamps, sheet of 6 (3x2) stamps
24.02.2015
8
The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II 1941-1945. Military Counterintelligences
2 stamps, sheets of 8-15 stamps
18.03.2015
9
Hero Submariners
2 stamps, sheets of 8-12 stamps
19.03.2015
10
The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II 1941-1945. The Medals
4 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins 7 (4x2) stamps and a coupon
24.03.2015
11
The 150th Anniversary of the District Council Post
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 12-16 stamps
26.03.2015
12
Eurasian Economic Union
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-15 stamps
31.03.2015
13
The 175th Birth Anniversary of P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Composer
souvenir sheet
10.04.2015
14
Flora of Russia. The Alleys of Russia
4 stamps, sheets of 12-16 stamps
16.04.2015
15
State Program of the Development of the Blood Service
1 stamp, sheets of 8-15 stamps
16.04.2015
16
The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II 1941-1945
souvenir sheet
21.04.2015
17
The 175th Anniversary of the Issue of the first Sign of Postal Payment
1 stamp, sheets of 8-15 stamps
23.04.2015
18
Weapon of the Victory. Continuation of series. Armored trains
4 stamps, sheets with illustrated margins of 15 (3x5) stamps, small sheet of 8 (2x4) stamps
24.04.2015
19
The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II 1941-1945. The Medals
5 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins 7 (4x2) stamps and a coupon
05.05.2015
20
International Exhibition for Telecommunications,
Control Systems, IT and Communication Services
1 stamp
12.05.2015
21
Fauna of Russia. Continuation of series. Service Dog Breeds
4 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins 8 (2x4) stamps
14.05.2015
22
The 150th Anniversary of International Telecommunication Union
1 stamp, sheets of 8-15 stamps
14.05.2015
23
The 150th Anniversary of the Foundation of Russian Timiryazev State Agrarian University
1 stamp, sheets of 12-15 stamps
26.05.2015
24
Decorative and Applied Art of Russia. Ceramic Tiles
4 stamps, sheets of 4 (2x2) stamps
28.05.2015
25
Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Summit of Heads of State and Government BRICS in Ufa City
1 stamp, sheets of 9-15 stamps
02.06.2015
26
The 500th Anniversary of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
souvenir sheet
09.06.2015
27
International Children Center “Artek”
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-15 stamps
16.06.2015
28
Coat of Arms of Nizhny Novgorod
1 stamp, sheet of 30 (5x6) stamps
16.06.2015
29
Coat of Arms of Derbent
1 stamp, sheet of 30 (5x6) stamps
16.06.2015
30
The 200th Birth Anniversary of P.A. Fedotov (1815-1852), Artist
2 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-15 stamps
23.06.2015
31
The Heroes of the Russian Federation. Continuation of series
5 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 5 (2x3) stamps and a coupon
30.06.2015
32
Sea fleet of Russia. Continuation of series
2 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2x5) stamps and a coupon
03.07.2015
33
The 250th Birth Anniversary of P.I. Bagration (1765-1812), the Hero of the War of 1812
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 12 (3x4) stamps
10.07.2015
34
Saint Vladimir the Great, the Baptizer of the Kievan Rus’
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-12 stamps
15.07.2015
35
FINA World Championships Water of Life in Kazan
1 stamp, sheet of 12-15 stamps
24.07.2015
36
History of the First World War. Continuation of series. Full Cavaliers of Saint George’s Cross
4 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 12-15 stamps
28.07.2015
37
History of the First World War. Continuation of series. Native Military Equipment
4 stamps, sheets with illustrated margins of 12-15 stamps; miniature sheet
30.07.2015
38
Coat of Arms of the Constituent Territories and Cities of the Russian Federation. Continuation of series. The Republic of Tatarstan and Kostroma region
2 souvenir sheets
04.08.2015
39
History of the Russian Uniform. Continuation of series. Service clothing of employees of the railway transport of Russia
4 stamps, sheets with illustrated margins of 8 (4x2) stamps; miniature sheet of 8 (4x2) stamps
04.08.2015
40
The 150th Anniversary of Leningradsky Zoopark in Saint-Petersburg
souvenir sheet
14.08.2015
41
Russian Geographical Society
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-12 stamps
18.08.2015
42
A Joint Issue of the Administrations of communication of the RCC member countries. Architectural Monuments of Capitals
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 12-15 stamps
21.08.2015
43
The 100th Birth Anniversary of B.F. Safronov (1915-1942), Fighter Pilot, two-time Hero of the Soviet Union
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 10 (3x4) stamps and a coupon
26.08.2015
44
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
souvenir sheet
28.08.2015
45
The 70th Anniversary of the End of the World War II
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 9-15 stamps
02.09.2015
46
World Cultural Heritage of Russia. The Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
souvenir sheet
04.09.2015
47
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Sports Arenas
4 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2x4) stamps
22.09.2015
48
A Joint Issue – Russian Federation and Monaco. The Year of Russia in Monaco
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-15 stamps
29.09.2015
49
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Russian Team Participating in the FIFA World Cup
6 stamps, sheets of 12-15 stamps
01.10.2015
50
The 2000th Anniversary of Foundation of the City of Derbent
souvenir sheet
09.10.2015
51
Disaster Reduction
1 stamp, sheet of 9-15 stamps
13.10.2015
52
A Joint Issue – Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan. A Modern Architecture
2 stamps, sheet with illustrated margins of 8-12 stamps
22.10.2015
53
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Legends of Football
7 stamps, sheets with illustrated margins of 12-15 stamps
27.10.2015
54
Mining and Metallurgical Company “Norilsk Nickel”
 1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 9-15 stamps
03.11.2015
55
The 200th Anniversary of Foundation of Zlatoust Arms Factory
1 stamp, sheet of 9 (3x3) stamps
17.11.2015
56
The 100th Birth Anniversary of K.M. Simonov (1915-1979), Writer
1 stamp, sheet of 12-15 stamps
24.11.2015
57
Happy New Year!
1 stamp, sheet with illustrated margins of 9-15 stamps
01.12.2015
58
A Joint Issue – Russian Federation and the United Mexican States. To the 125th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
2 stamps, sheets with illustrated margins of 8 (3x3) stamps and a coupon
01.12.2015
59
Outstanding Lawyers of Russia. Continuation of series
1 stamp, sheets with illustrated margins of 8 (3x3) stamps and a coupon
03.12.2015

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Postcrossing stamps. Russia, 2015



Postcrossing is a project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project has originated under the influence of bookcrossing – the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

The aim of postcrossing is to enable people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. The exchange of postcards rests on a common database of all the project members and on
а random address principle intended to minimize the difference between the postcards sent and received by each member. Postcrossing uses an indirect swap so that a member sends a postcard to another  postcrosser and receives a postcard back from a random member.

The project is extremely popular in Europe, the USA, China and Russia
The postage stamp depicts an envelope with the inscription “I love postcrossing” against symbols of world cities in the background.

FDCs with cancellation (Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tyumen) have been prepared for the release.

Design: O. Shushlebina.
Face value: 23 RUB
Size of stamp: 37 × 37 mm, size of sheet: 152,4 × 152,4 mm.
Product: sheet with illustrated margins with 9 (3 × 3) stamps.
Circulation: 297 thousand stamps (33 thousand sheets).

Friday, December 30, 2011

Russia #944 Local New 2012 Year covers!






Dear Friends!
My best wishes for a Happy New 2012 Year!
I hope that the coming year will bring you peace, good health, good cheer
and prosperity.
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