Post #700 — Russian Icebreaker “Lenin”

This is the 700th article I’ve posted to A Stamp A Day since started the blog back on July 1, 2016. I haven’t missed a single day although some of the earlier posts were quite brief and a few times I posted articles saying I was “too tired” or “too busy” to write much of anything and then I ended up writing much more than … Continue reading Post #700 — Russian Icebreaker “Lenin”

Soviet Submarine S-56

S-56 was a Stalinets-class submarine of the Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR (Военно-морской флот СССР), ‘Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR’)  — the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces — known as the Soviet Navy or the Red Fleet in English. She was laid down by Shipyard #194 in Leningrad on November 24, 1936, and then shipped in sections by rail to Vladivostok where it was reassembled … Continue reading Soviet Submarine S-56

Russia - Scott #7178 (2009)

Moscow Kremlin

On March 12, 1918, Moscow (Москва́ — Moskva) became the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years. Today, it is remains the capital and is the most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area. Moscow is recognized as Russian federal city. It is one of my favorite cities … Continue reading Moscow Kremlin

Детский музыкальный театр / Natalya Sats Musical Theatre

The Natalya Sats Musical Theater (Детский музыкальный театр), formally known as the Moscow State Academic Children’s Music Theater (Московский государственный академический детский музыкальный театр), is a theater specializing in opera, ballet and dramatic productions for children. The world’s first professional theater for children, it is perhaps best known internationally as the birthplace of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The theatre takes great pride in … Continue reading Детский музыкальный театр / Natalya Sats Musical Theatre

Ivan the Terrible and the Time of Troubles

On January 16, 1547, at age sixteen, Ivan the Terrible was crowned with Monomakh’s Cap at the Cathedral of the Dormition (Успенский Собор — Uspensky sobor) in Moscow. He was the first to be crowned as Tsar of All the Russias, hence claiming the ancestry of Kievan Rus’. Prior to that, rulers of Muscovy were crowned as Grand Princes, although Ivan III the Great, his grandfather, … Continue reading Ivan the Terrible and the Time of Troubles

Establishment of the USSR

On December 30, 1922, the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR (Договор об образовании СССР) and the Declaration of the Creation of the USSR were confirmed by the 1st Congress of the Soviets of the USSR and signed by the heads of plenipotentiary delegations from the Russian SFSR, the Transcaucasian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR, forming the Union of Soviet Socialist … Continue reading Establishment of the USSR

USSR #1284 (1948)

USSR #1284 (1948)

The Soviet Union (Сове́тский Сою́з — Sovetsky Soyuz in Russian), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР) — Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik), also known unofficially as Russia (Росси́я — Rossiya), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was … Continue reading USSR #1284 (1948)

Russian Federation – Postcrossing (2016)

Before I start today’s account of the Russian Federation’s history and the stamp pictured above, I’d like to mention a few things on the personal side. I’ve had a life-long interest in all things Russian. Part of that stems from my own adoptive family’s history as it’s legend that my German ancestors were given land in the region that now constitutes the Ukraine and that … Continue reading Russian Federation – Postcrossing (2016)