On April 19, 2018 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet “100 years of Belarusian Telegraph Agency”.
Design: Irina Bufetova & Yelena Medved. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: frame 12. Stamp size: 75x28 mm. Souvenir sheet size: 100x80 mm. The technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of dead silver colour and selective glossy UV varnishing is used on the souvenir sheet. Print quantity: 12.000 souvenir sheets.
Printer: Republican Unitary Enterprise “Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T. Nepogodin”.
Souvenir sheet No. 132
100 years of Belarusian Telegraph Agency
Elements of protection
The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BELTA) is the largest news agency in the Republic of Belarus, the most authoritative source of operational information on the activities of the country's highest authorities.
BELTA was founded on December 23, 1918. For a long time, preserving legal independence, it worked in close coordination with the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS). Since 1991, BELTA is an information agency of the sovereign Republic of Belarus.
It works in real time, posting news on its own website in Belarusian, Russian, English, German, Spanish and Chinese.
The project was prepared in cooperation with the Belarusian Telegraph Agency.
The souvenir sheet and special postmark are based on the logos of the 100th anniversary of BELTA: "News make history" and “BELTA 1918-2018” respectively (author I.Bufetova).
Colour of the postmark — black.
Specialp ostmark and FDC designed by Ye.Medved
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office No.1 of Minsk (shop “Philately”, 16 Moskovskaya street) on the souvenir sheet issuing day.