Day in history December 22
December 22, 1857 Postal Department of the Russian Empire issued a circular On the introduction of postage stamps for use by the General public”. The first Russian brand was worth 10 cents, its circulation amounted to three million copies.
All types of domestic postage – stamps, stamped envelopes, cards and the like are stored in the Public collections of postage stamps at the Central Museum of communication. A. S. Popov, which was founded in 1872. Every year funds are replenished modern editions of domestic and foreign postage stamps. Today the Museum’s collection includes about 8 million copies.