Rusia Post released a souvenir sheet on the Sights of St. Petersburg featuring the multi functional complex "Lakhta Center" and the stadium "Gazprom Arena" on 22nd November 2019.
Lakhta Center is an ultramodern social and business complex, the key object of which is the headquarters of the state concern Gazprom. It is located in Lakhta, the historical part of the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg. The complex with a height of 462 m became the highest skyscraper in Europe. The total area of the premises is 400 thousand m². About a third of the space is reserved for conceptual public spaces, an open amphitheater, a pedestrian promenade, a viewing platform, a transformer concert hall, a children's research and educational center with a planetarium, panoramic restaurants and galleries.
The stadium "Gazprom Arena" is located on Krestovsky Island, is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. As planned by the architect, his appearance resembles a spaceship that landed on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The height of the seven-story building is 56.6 meters. This is the only building in Russia equipped with a sliding roof and a roll-out field. The capacity of the stadium is 68,000 seats.
Two special covers were released on the State Animal of Chhattisgarh, Wild Buffalo on 27th February 2019 and 8th October 2019 at Jagadalpur and Raipur.
The Asiatic Wild Buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a globally endangered species and is accorded the highest level of protection under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 of India. The current wild buffalo population in Chhattisgarh is restricted to Indravati National Park and Udanti Wildlife Sanctuary with fewer than 50 individuals recorded. Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has been working for the last 14 years with the Chhattisgarh Forest Department to recover the population of the state animal of Chhattisgarh and this special cover is released on the occasion of the 67th Wildlife Week hopes to sensitize the local populace and instill pride in their state animal. This scheme is supported by ORACLE (2016- till date)
Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 125th Birth Anniversary of I.D. Papanin (1894-1986), polar explorer on 19th October depicting a portrait of I.D. Papanin against the background of the Arctic station "North Pole-1".
During National Philatelic Exhibition INPEX-2019, Jainism Philately
Group (JPG) honour 95 years old India's senior most Philatelist Shri
Dhirubhai Mehta with Life Time Achievement Award in the field of
In a grand function organized on 20th Dec. 2019 at the INPEX-2019 hall,
World Trade Center Mumbai, JPG National Chairman Shri Sudhir Jain
(Satna, M.P.) welcomed the gathering and Smt. Meena Mutha (Mumbai) and
Shri Udai Gosalia (Mumbai) introduced Shri Mehta. JPG Chairman Shri
Sudhir Jain, Vice Chairman Dr. Pradip Jain (Balod, Chhattisgarh) &
Shri Pramod Kumar Jain (Pondicherry), General Secretary Shri Dipak Modi
(Jalna) & Shri Mithalal Jain (Pune), Shri Surendra Kotadia &
Shri Kapil Gogri (Mumbai) honoured Shri Dhirubhai Mehta by presenting
garland, turban, shawl, shrjphal, Memento.
Addressing the esteemed audience Shri Dhirubhai Mehta told that it is
not his honour but it is the honour of Philately as a whole. He is still
a learner and assured that he is always available for the service of
Philately. Large number of Philatelists from all over India were present
in this function.
It is worth to mention that Shri Dhirubhai Mehta is deeply involved in
Philately since last 75 years. He was President of Philatelic Congress
of India, Philatelic Society of India and many other organizations.
Apart from winning many Grand Pix Awards, he was Jury member of large
number of International Philatelic exhibitions in India and abroad. He is the senior most practicing Chartered Accountant in Mumbai
Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 100th anniversary of the SU Marshal S.M. Budyonny Military Academy of the Signal Corps on 8th November 2019depicting the image of the building and it's national awards.
Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp on 8th November 2019 on the Heroes of the Russian Federation namely, Valov Leonid Grigorievich (1947–1995), Myasnikov Mikhail Anatolyevich (1975–2008) and Prokhorenko Alexander Alexandrovich (1990–2016).
Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 100th anniversary of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a higher military educational institution, methodological and scientific center of the Armed Forces on 5th November 2019.
KERAPEX 2019, State level Philatelic Exhibition was held at Thiruvananthapuram fron 26th to 29th November 2019. Five Special covers were released on 27th November and sold in a pack to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Russia Post released a set of 3 stamp on 22nd October 2019 depicting the cartoon characters form "Masha and the Bear".
"Masha and the Bear" is the first Russian animated series to speak the same language with children and adults all over the world, talking about the friendship of the little girl Masha and the former circus artist Bear. This animated series is loved all over the world by both children and adults.
Russia Post released a stamp to celebrate 00 years of the communications troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on 18th October 2019 dipciting the telephone operator of the communications company of the 205th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 70th Guards Rifle Division of the 13th Army of the Central Front Hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Semenovich Tulintsev.
A two day philatelic Exhibition Gandhipex 2019 was celebrated at Teachers Bhavan, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu on 20th and 21st November 2019. One Special cover each was released on each day to celebrate 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 10 picture post cards of Gandhiji was also released on the occasion.
Russia Post released a stamp on Universal Postal Union on 9th October 2019 depicting it's logo.
The Universal Postal Union is an interstate organization for the provision and improvement of postal communications in the single postal territory formed by the Universal Postal Union, founded on October 9, 1874. It unites almost all countries of the world, including Russia. Russia is one of the founders of the UPU. Among his main tasks is to promote the development of a worldwide postal service, increase the volume of postal items through the introduction of modern types of postal products and services, and improve the quality of postal customer service.
Russia Post released a set of 5 stamps on the Contemporary art of Russia on 20th September 2019.
- the painting "Lyalyh" (2012) V.O. Umarsultanova;
- picture “At sunset. Rock Chameleon "(2017) E.S. Brazhunenko;
- the picture “I love my horse” (2017) V.A. Glukhov;
- picture “Moscow Kremlin. Sunny ”(2018) E.V. Chamomile;
- a monument to A.S. Pushkin in the city of Nur-Sultan, Republic of Kazakhstan (1999) A.N. Kovalchuk.
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