Minsk Metro

Newsletter # 7 (708) February 22, 2017
On February 27, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue 2 postage stamps of the series Minsk Metro.
A series continuation. Beginning Nos. 591, 592. Design: Yelena Medved. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 13: 131/2. Size of the stamps: 52x29,6 mm. Face value of each stamp: M. Sheets composition: 8 stamps & 1 coupon. Size of the sheets: 172x108 mm. Print quantity: 64.000 stamps each.
The stamps were printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
Face value "M" is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
The station Maskouskaya was opened in 1984 when on 30 June the regular movement of Minsk Metro trains began on the first line from the station Instytut Kultury to the station Maskouskaya. Its length was 7,84 km with eight stations and the electric train depot Maskouskaye.
Architects: Yu.Ivahnishin, L.Kustova, L.Pogorelov. Artists: V.Dovgalo, V.Stelmashonok.
The station Piatroushchyna was opened in 2012 when the first extension of the Metro line from the station Instytut Kultury to the station Piatroushchyna was put into operation. Its length was 5,12 km with three stations.
Architects: V.Telepnev, N.Nikolaevich.
The project was prepared in cooperation with the state enterprise "Minsk Metro."
No. 1187
Station Maskouskaya
Elements of protection
No. 1188
Station Piatroushchyna
Elements of protection
A sheetlet is also issued. Sheetlet composition: 4 (2 sets) stamps. Size of the sheetlet: 167x84 mm. Print quantity: 12.000 sheetlets.

Colour of the postmark — red.
Special postmark 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 stamps issuing day.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.

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