2017 December 1, three New Year postage stamps to be put into circulation featuring the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Mascot
For most Russian citizens New Year is a major family celebration, and its festive customs and traditions are handed down from generation to generation. The New Year has been celebrated on 1 January since 1700 by a Decree of Peter the Great. The celebration has a special value for everyone.
That is why the New Year 2018 symbol, apart from the New Year tree, Father Frost and the Snow Maiden, is ZabivakaTM the wolf chosen as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Mascot.
The stamps feature the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Mascot – ZabivakaTM the wolf in three different postures against the New Year background.
In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to issue a FDC and special cancellation postmarks for all host cities and an illustrated cover with New Year postage stamps and poster stamps inside.
Design: O. Savina
Face value: 22 RUB, 33 RUB, 35 RUB
Size of stamps: 37×37 mm, size of sheet: 152×152 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 9 (3×3) stamps of 3 values.
Circulation: 660 thousand stamps (220 thousand sheets).