Russia Post released a stamp on 29th June 2017 to celebrate 350 years of Russian State Shipbuilding depicting Oryol frigate with Russian flag in the background.
Russian shipbuilding can be traced back to 1667, when Tsar Alexis signed a ukase to build ships. The construction of the country’s first gun frigate began the very same date with the aim to ensure safety of merchant navigation in the Caspian Sea. Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, an outstanding Russian diplomat and reform advocate, oversaw the construction. The frigate was named in honor of the state coat of arms.
The first state dockyard was laid down in the village of Dedinovo at the Oka River. The place for the dockyard was chosen for a good reason. This part of Oka was the widest, and the village vicinity was rich in ship timber. The local people were famous for their boats and barges.
The first Russian double-decked, three-mast Oryol-class warship was floated out on May 19, 1669. Her length was 25 m, width — 6.5 m, draft — 1.5 m. She was fully outfitted with armaments in Nizhny Novgorod receiving 22 cannons that shot cast-iron 37–57 mm balls. A Dutch David Butler was appointed the vessel’s captain. Oryol sailed only once; the voyage was interrupted by the Cossack rebellion of Stepan Razin.
A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on World Diabetes Day at Bengaluru.
In India, there are around 6 to 7 crore Diabetic patients. Diabetes can be controlled in many ways. Foods which are rich in fibres like Brown Rice, Vegetables, Dry fruits, Oats may be consumed to control Diabetes. Consumption of sugar/artificial sugar and excess food may be avoided. Light food may be consumed at dinner. Limited and light food, disciplined lifestyle, and exercise will help in controlling Diabetes.
A special cover was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Public School, Silver Jubilee celebration of Sharnbasveshwar Residential Composite Pre University College and the 83rd birthday of Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa. on 14th November 2017 at Kalaburgi.
Poojya Dr. Sharnbaswappa Appa, President, Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha and Chancellor, Sharnbasva University was born.on November 14, 1935. He is the 8th Peethadhipati of Sharnbasveshwar Samsthana. His contribution to the field of education is outstanding. His first priority for women's education has empowered the position of the women in the society. Poojya Dr. Appa has written 21 Dasoha Sutras which focus on Dasoha Philosophy. Gulbarqa University has conferred him with Honorable Doctorate for his contributions to education. Govt. of Karnataka having recognized his contributions to the field of education has awarded him with Rajyotsava Prashasti. Under the auspices of Sharnbasveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha, Kalaburagi, the Sharnbasva University is established in 2017.
Russia Post released a stamp on Year of Ecology - 2017 on 5th June 2017 featuring the Year of Ecology logo on a typical Russian landscape.
The year 2017 is declared a Year of Ecology in Russia with the aim of raising the public ecological awareness, preserve Russia’s biodiversity and provide ecological safety. A large number of events aimed at developing reserve management and studies, their promotion and increasing public support for natural areas of preferential protection (NAPP). The NAPP comprises 103 state nature reserves, 49 national parks and 64 state wildlife sanctuaries currently.
Russia Post issued a stamp for the 100th Anniversary of the Izvestiya Newspaper on 1st June 2017 featuring its anniversary logo. Izvestia is a Soviet and Russian social, political and business daily newspaper established in 1917.
A souvenir sheet was issued on 25th May 2017 to celebrate 175th Birth
Anniversary of Russian Painter Vasily Vereshchagin (1842‒1904) featuring his painting the Cape Fiolent near Sevastopol (1897) and his Portrait.
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842–1904) was a Russian painter and a writer, one of the major war artists. He traveled the world extensively visiting India, Europe, America and Cuba.
On 14th November 2017 India Post issued a set of two stamps and Miniature Sheets depicting ‘Nest’ in denomination of Rs. 15 each, which were stamp designs selected from the winning entries of Stamp Design competition on the theme of ‘Nest’.
Russian Post released a set of 4 stamp on Russian Fables on 17th May 2017 depicting the fables by V.K. Trediakovskii "The Rooster and the Pearl", А.P. Sumarokov "The Wolf and the Crane" I.A. Krylov's "Fox and the Grapes" and S.V. Mikhalkov "The Hare and the Turtle".
A special cover was released on the occasion of First T20 International
Cricket Match between India and New Zealand , held at The Sports Hub
Thiruvananthapuram (Green Field International Starium, Karyavattom on 06th November
2017 at Karyavattom.
Cover Code: KL-29/2017
Courtesy: Sebastian C Parackal.
A special cover was released on 14th November 2017 on Children's Day (also known as Bal Diwas) which is celebrated in India every
year on 14th November. As Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is very affectionate
towards children, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day.
City Academy of Secondary Education-ACSSE school,founded by
Shri.K.B.Lakshman in the year 2005 was built on a formidable mission to
make a happy place for all children as "Joy of Learning" is the motto of
the School.Under the "able guidance of academic Chairman Dr:K.S.
Sameera Simha, the school is providing quality education.Students are
exposed to a well structured friendly teaching methodology that will
help to shape their future in a positive way. Learn more about SCASE on:
A special cover on Inscription Stones Of Bengaluru was released on 14th November 2017 at Bengaluru.
Inscription Stones Of Bangalore' is a civic activism project to
raise awareness and protect ancient inscription stones (shila shaasanas)
found in the Bengaluru region. Inscriptions stones are original
documentation of the people, culture, religion and language of the
region dating back to as early as 750CE. Rampant urbanization in
Bengaluru has led to destruction of a majority of the 150 stones in the
old 'Bangalore' region which were documented by B.L. Rice and others
from 1894 to 1905 in the remarkable twelve-volume series Epigraphia
Carnatica. This project retraces the footsteps of B.L. Rice to protect
and restore the dignity of the last remaining 25 'Inscription Stones Of
In the front of the cover the image of oldest Kannada stone inscription in the Bengaluru region dated to about 750 CE (Ganga period) and Inscription stone at Begur with the earliest recorded use of the name 'Bengaluru' dated to 890CE is seen at the back side.
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