950 Years since the First Written Reference to Minsk

Newsletter # 8 (709) February 27, 2017
On March 3, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet 950 years since the first written reference to Minsk.
Design: Tatyana Kuznetsova. Printing: offset. Colour: fill colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 13: 131/2. Size of the stamp in the souvenir sheet: 52x37 mm. Size of the souvenir sheet: 90x87 mm. While printing the souvenir sheet they used the technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of golden colour. Print quantity: 25.000 souvenir sheets.
The souvenir sheet was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
Minsk is the capital of Belarus, the largest transport node and the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of the country. It has the honorary title "Hero City".
For the first time Minsk was mentioned as a town of the Principality of Polotsk in 1067 in the ancient chronicles of the Eastern Slavs: Rus and The Primary Chronicle. The chronicles narrate about the defeat of the town during the military campaign of the 3 princes of Kiev, Yaroslaviches, against the Prince of Polotsk Vseslav and about the battle on the river Nemiga between the armies of Kiev and Polotsk, which took place on March 3, 1067.
The stamp of the souvenir sheet is based on the miniature from the Radzivill Chronicle Battle on the Nemiga River.
The postmark is based on the seal of the first Prince of Minsk Gleb Vseslavich.
The project was prepared on the materials of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Souvenir sheet No. 124
No. 1189
950 years since the first written reference
to Minsk
5 rub.
Elements of protection

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by T.Kuznetsova.
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.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.

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