November 30, 2019

The history of the domestic motorcycle

Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp on the history of the domestic motorcycle on 29th August 2019 depicting PMZ A-750, IZH-8 and Ural-Sahara.

Prototype motorcycles in the USSR appeared in the late 1920s. Their creation is connected with the name of the designer Pyotr Mozharov, under whose leadership Izhstalzavod produced samples of the first izh. However, this experience in motorcycle production was not continued. The very first serial Soviet motorcycle was the L-300 "Red October", released in 1930 in Leningrad. And only in the late 1940s.

St. Thomas Kottakkav Forane Church.

A special cover on St. Thomas Kottakkav Forane Church. was released on 10th October 2019 at Paravur.

November 29, 2019

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Russia Post released a stamp which  shows the logo of the 45th World Championship of Professional Excellence by WorldSkills standards.

Hagalotsava Ratha

A special cover was released on 20th November 2019 at Banavasi on the Hagalotsava Ratha.
 Madhukeshwara Temple of Banavasi in Uttara Kannada dates back to the 9th Century. There is a week long Chariot festival held every year in March-April. There are 4 chariots of which one is a small chariot specially designed for children and is drawn during the day time called Hagalotsava Ratha. Children play a dominant role in decorating and drawing this chariot. Unique feature of this festival is the involvement of people from all sections of the society. 

Cover Code: KTK/125/2019

November 28, 2019

Spasskaya tower

Russia Post released a stamp on 22nd August  depicting the Spasskaya tower of the Moscow Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary on the Moat (St. Basil's Cathedral) and the logo of The international military music festival "Spasskaya tower"

St. Mary's Minor Basilica

A special cover on St. Mary's Minor Basilica , Shivaji Nagar was released on 7th September 2019.

Cover Code: KTK/104/2019

Jammu & Kashmir as Union Territory.

A special cover was released at Srinagar on 31st October 2019 to mark the occasion of Jammu and Kashmir being turned on to an Union Territory.

November 27, 2019

Tolbukhin Lighthouse

Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 300 years of Tolbukhin Lighthouse on 13th August 2019.

The Tolbukhin lighthouse is installed on an artificial island at the tip of the Kotlinskaya Spit, which extends northwest of Kotlin Island. This is one of the oldest lighthouses in Russia. The construction of the lighthouse began in 1719 by order of Peter I. The construction of the wooden lighthouse was completed on August 7, 1719. At first it was called Kotlinsky, but in 1736 in honor of Colonel Tolbukhin Fedot Semenovich, the first commandant of Kronstadt, the lighthouse was renamed Tolbukhin. Fedot Semenovich distinguished himself in the defense of Kotlin during the Northern War.

First, candles were lit in the lighthouse lantern, hemp oil was used from 1723, but this did not give the proper brightness. Following the example of the Gogland lighthouse, a lantern was installed in which coal and firewood were burned. The stone tower was erected in the autumn of 1810. A 12-faced lantern with 24 silver reflectors was installed on it; a lantern was lit by 40 oil lamps. A guard house was built near the tower. In 1833, the house was built on the second floor, a gallery was built connecting the house with a tower to service the lighthouse in stormy conditions and during floods.

The Tolbukhin Lighthouse is an important landmark in this part of the Gulf of Finland. His light is visible at a distance of 19 miles. On the beam of the lighthouse begins the Great Kronstadt raid. The Tolbukhin lighthouse is included as a monument in UNESCO World Heritage.

Ashokan Edicts

A special cover on the Ashokan Edicts was released on 25th November 2019 at Bengaluru.

Cover Code: KTK/126/2019

November 26, 2019

Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive

Russia Post released as stamp of the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive  on 9th August 2019.

Step Aside

A special cover was released on Step Aside ( Deshbandhu Museum) Darjeeling on 1st October 2019 at Darjeeling.

November 25, 2019

Russian Academic Archeology

Russia Post released a set of 4 stamp on 26th August 2019 to celebrate 100 years of  Russian Academic Archeology. The stamp depicts the figure of a woman, IV millennium BC, Fish", II millennium BC, "Bison", XX thousand BC and the White Sea petroglyphs, IV millennium BC.

In 1919, the Russian Academy of the History of Material Culture (RAIMK) was founded to study archeology and material monuments of antiquity. Later, the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg were formed on its basis. The main activities are the study of archeology and history of Ancient Russia and the stone age of Eurasia; study of early agricultural cultures and urban civilizations of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle and Near East; analysis of Greek-barbarian contacts in the Northern Black Sea region; study of the interaction of tribes and peoples in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region.

Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

A Special cover on Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Haryana was released on 4th July 2019 at Panchkula.

Vidya Bharati Sanskrit Sikshana Sansthan.

A special cover was released on the Vidya Bharati Sanskrit Sikshana Sansthan on 19th September 2019 at Kurukshetra.

November 24, 2019

Eurasian Economic Union.

Russia Post released a stamp on 9th August 2019 on the Eurasian Economic Union depicting the Government House of the Russian Federation, flags of the EAEU member countries and national flags.

National Doctor's Day

A special cover was releaed on 1st July 2019 at Bengaluru to celebrate National Doctor's Day.

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (1 July 1882 - 1 July 1962) was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962.In India, the National Doctor's Day is celebrated in his memory every year on 1st July. He was awarded with India's highest civilian honour "Bharat Ratna" on 4th February 1961.

Cover Code:KTK/80/2019
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

November 23, 2019

Russian Definitives

Russia Post released definitive stamp on 11th June 2019 of 23 Rubles as standard Postage for letters weighing up to 20 grams.depicts the emblem of organizations of the federal postal service of the Russian Federation with an ornamental frame.

On 7th August 2019 7th issue of standard stamps "Eagles" was released. It consists of 12 self-adhesive stamps with face values ​​from 50 kopecks to 100 rubles i.e., 50 kopecks, 1 ruble, 2 rubles, 2 rubles 50 kopecks, 3 rubles, 4 rubles, 5 rubles, 6 rubles, 10 rubles, 25 rubles, 50 rubles and 100 rubles.

International Day of Forest

A special cover was released on 21st March 2019at Malleshwaram, Bengaluru to celebrate International Day of Forests - 2019.

International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide on 21 st March in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. 

Cover Code: KTK/70/2019
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

Kitturu Utsav

A special cover was released on 20th October 2019 at Kitturu on the occasion of Kitturu Utsav by the Departmentof Tourism, Karnataka and Culture Department Belagavi.

Cover Code: KTK/122/2019

November 22, 2019

Sights of Moscow. Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy.

Russia Post released a souvenir sheet on 23rd July 2019 on the sights of Moscow. Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy depicting the pavilion "Cosmos", the fountain "Friendship of Peoples", the northern entrance of VDNH along with- the VDNH logo.

The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH) is the largest exhibition, museum and recreational complex in Russia. 30 million visitors visit it annually. Located in the Ostankino district of Moscow. Its area is about 240 hectares.Today VDNH is a unique space of museum and exhibition projects, international business exhibitions and congresses, festivals and celebrations.

International Womes's Day

A special cover was released on 8th March 2019 at Bengaluru on the ocassion of International Womes's Day.

Cover Code: KTK/61/2019
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

Child's Rights

India Post released a miniature sheet and a set of 2 stamp on Child's Rights on the ocassion of Children's day on 14th November 2019.

November 21, 2019

The Fauna of Russia - Red Book

Russia Post issued a souvenir sheet with 4 stamps on 23rd July 2019 depicting Mednovsky blue fox, red wolf, white-faced dolphin and narwhal.

The Red Book of the Russian Federation is an official document containing a set of information on the status, distribution and protection measures of rare and endangered species (wild subspecies, populations) of wild animals and wild plants and fungi (objects of the animal and plant world) living (growing) on the territory of the Russian Federation, the continental shelf and in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation.

In the Footsteps of Guru Nanak: 515 Years Later on Kartik Purnima 2019 via stamps

Click here: Read about Guru Nanak Dev ji's visit to Haridwar during 1504 A.D.

Courtesy: Tarun Kumar, Haridwar.

Guru Nanak Dev ji

A miniature sheet and a set of 5 stamp was released on the ocassion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji  on 9th November 2019.

November 20, 2019

Army International Games

Russia Post released a Souvenir Sheet on the Army International Games on 26th July 2019 depicting tank biathlon and air darts with the logo of the army international games.

Ramayana, The story of Rama through Postage Stamps and Toons

Click here: Ramayana through Postage stamps by Tarun Kumar 

Courtesy: Tarun Kumar, Haridwar.

Siachen Glacier

India Post released a stamp on 25th October 2019 on Siachen Glacier.

November 19, 2019

Discovery of Antartica.

Russia post released a souvenir sheet to celebrate 200 years of Discovery of Antarctica on 16th July 2019 depictingsloops "East" and "Peace" with the Antarctica landscape in the background.
The first Russian Antarctic expedition of 1819-1821 on the sloops "East" and "Peace" under the command of F.F. Bellingshausen (1778–1852) and M.P. Lazarev (1788–1851). On July 16 (4), 1819, the expedition set sail. The direct discovery of the coast of Antarctica occurred on January 28, 1820.

The sailing of Russian ships lasted 751 days. The expedition gathered valuable information about the nature of the Southern Hemisphere. The results of the round-the-world expedition of Bellingshausen and Lazarev became one of the most significant in the history of world geographical research.

ISHACON - 2019

A special cover was released on 8th February 2019 at Bengaluru on the ocassion of 51st year of ISHACON - Indian Speech and Hearing Association.

The Indian Speech and Hearing Association is a professional body of Speech language Pathologists and Audiologists. The Association was established in the year 1967 and envisages professional excellence in services provided for people with speech language and hearing disorders across the human life span.

Cover code: KTK/47/2019
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

Historical Gates of Indian Forts and Monuments

India Post released a miniature sheet and a set of 8 stamp depicting Historical Gates of Indian Forts and Monuments on 19th October 2019.

November 18, 2019

Winemaking - Joint Issue of Russia and Bulgaria

Russia Post released a set of 2 stamps as Joint issue between Russia and Bulgaria on Wine making depicting clusters of the Russian grape variety “Floral” and the Bulgarian grape variety “Ruby Kailyshki” against the backdrop of landscapes of vineyards.

Winemaking is a technological process of making wine from grapes, as well as from other fruits and berries.

In Russia, grapes are grown in the Crimea, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, in the Caucasus, in the Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov and Saratov Regions. One of the popular Don varieties is "flower", a technical grape variety with increased resistance to disease and frost. It was bred at the All-Russian Research Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking named after Ya.I. Potapenko.

Bulgaria is a country of winemakers, one of the twenty countries with the largest vineyard area. Five major wine regions stand out - the Danube Plain, the Thracian Lowland, the Valley of Roses, the Valley of the Struma River and the Black Sea. A popular variety - “Kaylyshki ruby”, is a red technical grape variety obtained at the Pleven Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking.

Indian Perfumes (Agarwood and Orange Blossom)

India post released a set of 2 miniature sheet and 4 stamps depicting Indian perfumes like Orange Blossom and Agarwood on 15th October 2019.

Ballaripex 2019 - Special Covers(3)

Ballaripex 2019 District Level Philately Exhibition was held from 26th to 28th July 2019 at Ballari. 5 special covers were released on 28th July 2019.

Cover Code: KTK/92/2019

Cover Code: KTK/93/2019

 Cover Code: KTK/94/2019

 Cover Code: KTK/95/2019

 Cover Code: KTK/96/2019

November 17, 2019

International System of Units

Russia Post released a stamp on 9th July 2019 on the International System of Units depicting an ammeter, a centimeter tape, a stopwatch and a platinum-iridium cylinder under a glass cap.

National Science Day 2019

A special cover was released on 28th February 2019 for the National Science Day at Bengaluru.

February 28 is celebrated as 'National Science Day' all over India, to commemorate the announcement of the discovery of 'Raman Effect' by Sir C.V. Raman. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

Cover Code: KTK/60/2019
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

November 16, 2019

Operation Bagration

Russia Post released a stamp in memory of  Operation Bagration on 2nd July 2019 depicting a group of Soviet soldiers during Operation Bagration.

Marblepex - 2019

A special cover was issued on Wisdom Public Higher Secondary School on 4th October at Jabalpur (M. P.) on the second day of District Level Philatelic Exhibition - MARBLEPEX-2019. 

 Courtesy: Sudhir Jain, Satna.

Ballaripex - 2019 - Special Covers(2)

Ballaripex 2019 District level Philatelic exhibition was held at Ballary from 26th to 28th July 2019. On 27th July 2019 5 special covers were released.

Cover Code:KTK/86/2019.

Cover Code:KTK/87/2019.

 Cover Code:KTK/88/2019.

 Cover Code:KTK/89/2019.

 Cover Code:KTK/90/2019.

November 15, 2019

Public Art of the Moscow Metro

A set of 3 stamp was released by Russia Post on the Public Art of the Moscow Metro on 26th June 2019.