Russia:FIFA World Cup 2018 Stamps

The stamps depicts the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This international soccer championship will take place June 14-July 15 in a dozen stadiums across Russia.

College student Ekaterina Bocharova designed the wolf mascot named Zabivaka, Russian for “the one who scores.”

Three stamps (22 rubles, 33r and 35r) picturing Zabivaka in different poses with a soccer ball were issued Dec. 1. Each stamp also bears an inscription in the upper left that translates to “Happy New Year.”

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