India Post and Russian Post released a set of 2 stamp jointly to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations on 26th October 2017. The stamps depict Bhavai dance of Rajasthan, India and Beryozka dance of Russia.
One of the most famous Russian folk dance is the "Berezka" dance. This
dance represents the synchronous movement of dancers and the
simultaneous performance of a choral song. Characteristic elements,
smooth movements in a circle, a chain (one after another), like a snake in
two lines, rotations around each other or in pairs around common centers
in groups, short and frequent steps that create the impression of
slipping with the dancer holding handkerchiefs or branches
Bhavai is a popular folk theater form in the Indian states of Rajasthan
and Gujarat. Men play music, while a woman, dressed in a bright,
colorful costume with numerous ornaments, performs a dance, holding 8-9 pitchers on her head. The dance of Bhavai is performed at various festivals and weddings.
A commemorative stamp was issued by Russia Post on 21st April 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs Agencies and the Internal Troops of Russia, depicting its celebration logo.
The All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization “Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs Agencies and the Internal Troops of Russia” was founded in 1992. The association unites members, servicemen and pensioners of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia agencies that took part in battle actions under a decision by the Government of the USSR and Russia.
A special stamp was issued by Russia Post on the ocassion of the 75th Anniversary of the Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau on 11th April 2017, depicting the 9K720 Iskander short-range tactical ballistic missile system and the JSC “RPC KBM” building.
A Special cover was released on 4th October 2017 at Bengaluru to celebrate World Animal Day.
The mission of World Animal Day is "To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), founded by Miss Crystal Rogers in 1991 was built on a formidable mission to make the world a better place for all animals. We are delighted to mark this occasion, which is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology, via release of the exclusive World Animal Day 2017 special covers. Through increased awareness, education and participation, we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and the undeniable respect and balance in the human-animal relationship.
Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on 4th April 2017 featuring turtles of Russia like the European pond turtle, the spur-thighed tortoise, the Caspian turtle and the Chinese softshell turtle.
In Russia, there are four types of turtles, with only the spur-thighed tortoise living on land. It lives in the Caucasus. Some of its subspecies are endangered, and the very species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation. Of the water turtles, the Russian Federation is inhabited by the European pond turtle, the Chinese softshell turtle and the Caspian turtle.
A mini marathon POSTathon 2017 is being organised by Kerala postal Circle with the theme " RUN FOR INDIA POST" on the World Post Day, on 9th October 2017. To commemorate this event this Anchal Runner Carried special cover was released at Thiruvananthapuram.
Russia Post issued a stamp on The 100th Anniversary of the Krassin Icebreaker on 31st March 2017.
Krassin is an Arctic vessel of Soviet and Russian fleets. She was called Svyatogor prior to 1927, after which she was renamed Krassin to honor a recently deceased Soviet political leader Leonid Krasin.
A special cover on Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-operative Credit Society Ltd., was released on 24th August 2017 at Kolkata.
Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-operative Credit Society Ltd., is one of the oldest Co-op. Credit Societies in the State of West Bengal. Initially, registered as Currency Employees Co-op Credit Society in 1927, the Society was renamed as Kolkata Reserve Bank Employees Co-op Credit Society Limited in 1935.
A special cover of Dhai Akhar Campaign was released on 2nd October 2017 at Mangaluru on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. A letter writing competition was arranged by India Post on the theme " Dear Bapu, you inspire me....". This cover was released by many Bureaus across the country.
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