New Russian Stamps on Prirazlomnoye Project

russian stampsA new issue of postage stamps — part of the “Russian Sea Fleet” series — has been dedicated to the Prirazlomnoye project (the only oil field currently under development on the Russian Arctic Shelf), with the Prirazlomnaya platform and the Mikhail Ulyanov Arctic tanker (the first to transport Arctic oil from the field) illustrated on Russian stamps for the first time. With a total circulation of 160,000, the stamps (in denominations of 19 rubles) have been issued to mark the first anniversary of the commencement of crude oil shipments from the Prirazlomnoye project. Designed by the Marka state engineering centre, the stamps are a continuation of the “Russian Sea Fleet” series initiated in 2013. An illustrated envelope, with a nautical theme, has also been issued to coincide with publication of the stamps.

The stamps and envelopes, which show the Prirazlomnaya platform and the Mikhail Ulyanov Arctic tanker, can be obtained at all post offices throughout Russia and, on the first day of issue — 23 September — will be stamped with special postmarks in Moscow and St Petersburg.

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