RUSSIA

Stamps inscribed 'Rossija' or 'Russia' and/or 'Россия'. Tsarist issues have no country name.

1857 - 1918 Tsarist Russia
1918 - 1923 Russian Soviet Republic
1923 - 1992 See Soviet Union
1992 -> Russian Federation

From 1857: 1 Ruble = 100 Kopeks
From 1923: 1 (New) Ruble = 100 Kopeks = 100 old Rubles
From 1992: 1 Ruble (RUR) = 100 Kopeks (continuation of Soviet Ruble)
From 1998: 1 Ruble (RUB) = 100 Kopeks = 1000 RUR
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WILD CATS

Issue Item code Item type
Face value
Remarks SC
1992 Environmental Protection and Thematic Philately RU19920122 ST 3_50 Stamp 3.50 Tiger
Siberian Tiger Cubs
Stamp from MS
MI 223
RU19920122 MS 3_50 Miniature Sheet 3.50 Tiger
Siberian Tiger with Cubs
MI B1
M
RU19920122 FDC 3_50
FDC Back
First Day Cover 3.50 Tiger
Siberian Tiger with Cubs
CC
RU19920122 FDP 3_50 First Day Postmark - Tiger
Siberian Tiger
"Охрана Природы Актуалья Тема Филателии - Пеpвый День - Premièr Jour"
Mосква Почтамт (Moscow GPO)
22 January 1992
CC
1993 Characters from Children's Books RU19930225 ST 3_00 Stamp 3.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Wild Cats in Literature
Illustration from "The Monster Cockroach") by Korney Chukovsky
MI 290
1993 WWF - Siberian Tiger RU19931123 ST 50 Stamp 50 Siberian Tiger
WWF
MI 343
M
RU19931123 ST 100 Stamp 100 Siberian Tiger
WWF
MI 344
M
RU19931123 ST 250 Stamp 250 Siberian Tiger
WWF
MI 345
M
RU19931123 ST 500 Stamp 500 Siberian Tiger
WWF
MI 346
M
ILM
RU19931123 SH 1800 Stamp 1800 Siberian Tiger
WWF
Sheetlet with 2 sets of 4 stamps printed se-tenantly with illustrated marginal labels
MI KB343-346
M
RU19931123 FDC 50 First Day Cover 50 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and cachet
RU19931123 FDC 100 First Day Cover 100 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and cachet
RU19931123 FDC 250 First Day Cover 250 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and cachet
RU19931123 FDC 500 First Day Cover 500 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and cachet
RU19931123 MC 50 First Day Cover 50 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and card
RU19931123 MC 100 Maximum Card 100 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and card
RU19931123 MC 250 Maximum Card 250 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and card
RU19931123 MC 500 Maximum Card 500 Siberian Tiger
WWF
On stamp, postmark and card
RU19931123 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark -

Siberian Tiger
"Пеpвый День - Premièr Jour"
Mосква Почтамт (Moscow GPO)
23 November 1993

1994 Philatelic Envelope RU19940113 MISC ENV
Front
Back
Unfranked envelope - Tiger
Siberian Tiger
Envelope used by the post for stamps sold from from philatelic counters
RU19931123 ST 500
pictured alongside other stamps
Order no. 3.2043
Printing date: 13.01.94
DAM
1995 Nature Protection RU19950301 ST 250 3 Stamp 250 Eurasian Lynx
Stamp forms a composite design with another stamp in the set (showing the landscape)
Joint issue with Finland
RU19950301 FDC 1000 First Day Cover 1000 Eurasian Lynx
FDC with all 4 stamps in set
Joint issue with Finland
MI 424
1997 Russian Fauna RU19970710 ST 750 Stamp 750 Eurasian Lynx
MI 598
M
RU19970710 FDC 7250 First Day Cover 7250 Eurasian Lynx (on stamp and cachet)
1997 50 Years of Indian Independence RU19970815 ST 500 Stamp 500 Lion
Ashoka Pillar
Wild Cat Art
MI 618
RU19970815 FDC 500 First Day Cover 500 Lion (on stamp and cachet)
Ashoka Pillar
Wild Cat Art
1998 Centenary of the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg RU19980317 FDC 1_50 First Day Cover - Lion (on cachet and postmark)
Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
Official FDC postmarked with
RU19980317 FDP 190000
RU19980317 FDP 190000 First Day Postmark - Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Пеpвый День - Россия - Premièr Jour - 100 Лет - Госудаpственный Русский Музей"
Санкт-Петербург Почтамт (St. Petersburg GPO)
17 March 1998
2000 Russian Field Post in Bosnia RU2000 MIL BOS TIG Military Handstamp - Tiger
Parachutist (?) emblem
"Россия - Миотворческе Силы - Босния - 2000"
DL
2000 Russian Field Post in Kosovo RU2000 MIL KOS LB Military Franking Label 10.00 Tiger
Parachutist (?) emblem
Denominated label with unknown status
"Россия - Миотворческе Силы - Кооово [should have been 'Косово'] - 2000"
DL
2000 20th Century Russia RU20000920 ST 5_00 Stamp 5.00 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Samson Fighting the Lion" (1735) by M. Kozlovsky, Peterhof, St. Petersburg
MI 859

2001 200th Anniversary of the Death of Iwan Lasarew (Hovhannes Lazarian)

Joint issue with Armenia
RU20010926 ST 2_50 Stamp 300 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion sculptures in front of the Armenian Embassy in Moscow
MI 942
2003 Manors and Castles RU20031205 ST 6_00 Stamp 6.00 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Samson Fighting the Lion" (1735) by M. Kozlovsky, Peterhof, St. Petersburg
MI 1132
2003 140th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo RU20031224 PSE A Pre-stamped Envelope A Snow Leopard
2004 The Zodiac RU20040421 ST 5_00 3 Stamp 5.00 Lion
Zodiac Lion
Issued both in ordinary sheets and se-tenantly in sheetlets of 12
MI 1156

2005 Animals of the Far East

Joint issue with North Korea

RU20050601 ST 8_00 2 Stamp 8.00 Tiger
Siberian Tiger
MI 1265
ILM
RU20050601 BK 16_00
Front CoverInside
Back Cover
Booklet 16.00 Siberian Tiger (on stamp and cover)
Promotional booklet containing one set of stamps
MI MH???
M
RU20050601 SH 64_00 Sheetlet 64.00 Siberian Tiger (on stamps only)
Sheetlet with 4 of each stamp in series, illustrated margin
Joint issue with North Korea
MI KB1264-1265
M
RU20050601 FDC 16_00
FDC Back
First Day Cover 16.00 Siberian Tiger (on stamp and cachet)
Official FDC with both stamps in series + label
Moscow101000
1 June 2005
Joint issue with North Korea
CC
2005 Lazovsky Nature Reserve RU20051117 PSE A 6
PSE Back
Pre-stamped envelope A Tiger (in cachet)
Siberian Tiger
Order no. 3.05-6092
Printing date: 15.07.2005
MI U310.6092
DL
2006 Territories of the Russian Federation (X) RU20060620 ST 6_00 2 Stamp 6.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion relief from the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl in Vladimir Oblast
MI 1354

2007 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Korney Chukovsky (1882-1969)

This item is also listed under Domestic Cats

RU20070215 PSE 6_50
PSE Back
Pre-stamped envelope 6.50 Lion (in cachet)
Cartoon Lions
Wild Cats in Literature
PSE no.: ???
Printing date: 29.11.2006
MI USo206
BDC
2007 Endangered Species PSE Short RU20070827 PSE A Pre-stamped envelope A Snow Leopard
Format: B6
Printer's number (on back): 3.2007-149 (02.07.2007)
2007 Endangered Species (WWF) RU20071001 ST 6_00 Stamp 6.00 Snow Leopard
MI 1436
RU20071001 SH 47_00 Sheetlet 47.00 Snow Leopard
Sheetlet with 3 x RU20071001 ST 6_00
and 5 other stamps of the series
MI KB1434-1436
RU20071001 FDC 18_00 First Day Cover 18.00 Snow Leopard (stamp)
Tiger (postmark)
RU20071001 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Пеpвый День - Premièr Jour - Россия - Исчезающие Виды Животных"
Mосква (Moscow) 101000
1 October 2007
2007 Endangered Species PSE Long RU20071022 PSE A
PSE Back
Pre-stamped Envelope A Snow Leopard
Format E6/5
Printer's number (on back):
3.2007-135 (04.06.2007)

2008 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Joint Issue with Romania

RU20080623 ST 12_00 1 Stamp 12.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
MI 1469
RU20080623 SH 72_00 Sheetlet 72.00 Lion (on 5 stamps and 2 labels)
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
MI KB1469-1470
RU20080623 FDC 24_00 First Day Cover 24.00 Lion (on one stamp and postmark)
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
FDC with the two stamps in set and a label
RU20080623 FDC MIX First Day Cover 24.00
+ RON 7.30
Lion (on two stamps and Russian postmark)
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
FDC with Russian and Romanian stamps
RU20080623 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark - Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
"Россия - Пеpвый День - Совместиый Выпуск - Premièr Jour - Российская Федерация - Румыния"
Mосква (Moscow) 101000
26 June 2008
RU20080623 LB 1 Marginal Label - Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
FDC with Russian and Romanian stamps
Top left corner marginal label
RU20080623 LB 2 Marginal Label - Lion
Wild Cat Art
Bas-relief from St. Demetrius Cathedral in Vladimir (12th century)
FDC with Russian and Romanian stamps
Top right corner marginal label
2008 Definitives RU20080829 ST 1_50 Stamp 1.50 Eurasian Lynx
MI 1488
RU20080829 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Eurasian Lynx
MI 1489
RU20080829 ST 2_50 Stamp 2.50 Eurasian Lynx
MI 1490
2008 Territories of the Russian Federation (XIII) RU20080917 ST 8_00 Stamp 8.00 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Samson Fighting the Lion" (1735) by M. Kozlovsky, Peterhof, St. Petersburg
This stamp was only for sale for a few days from the Russian Stamp Agency before it was withdrawn from sale, due to the fact that Peterhof is a part of St. Petersburg City rather that St. Petersburg Region that the stamp represents. To our knowledge it was never available at regular post offices.
MI 1504
RU20080917 FDC 8_00 First Day Cover 8.00 Lion Statue
Wild Cat Art
"Samson Fighting the Lion" (1735) by M. Kozlovsky, Peterhof, St. Petersburg (on stamp and on cachet)
2008 UNESCO World Heritage: Sichote-Alin Mountains RU20081015 LB Undenominated label - Tiger
Stamp sized, undenominated label from sheets, forming a composite design with the three stamps
2008 Happy New Year Primorsk Region RU20081127 PSE A 7 Pre-stamped Emvelope A Tiger (on cachet)
2009 Kazan Zoo and Botanical Gardens RU20090101_ PMK 420000 Pictorial postmark - Unspecified Wild Cat (Snow Leopard?)
"Зоо Бот Сад"
Казань (Kazan) 420000
1 January 2009 - ???
If you know more about the dates of use for this item, please let us know.
2009 145th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo RU20090209 PC B 3 Pre-stamped postcard B Eurasian Lynx (in cachet)
2009 New Year Cards RU20091203 PC B 3 Pre-stamped postcard B Tiger (on picture side)
Adult tiger in winter landscape
RU20091203 PC B 8 Pre-stamped postcard B Tiger (on picture side)
Tiger cub with blue hat and presents
2009 Year of the Tiger RU20091214 PSE A 3 Pre-stamped envelope A Tiger (in cachet)
Adult and cub
Order no.
2010 Year of the Tiger RU20100215 PSE A 2 Pre-stamped envelope A
(10.50 on issue)
Tiger (in cachet)
Short format (E6)
Order no.
23K-2010/2010-015
Printed 11.01.2010
2010 Birth Centenary of I.N. Bugrimova RU20100312 PC 7_70 Pre-stamped postcard 7.70 Lion (in cachet)
Order no. 2010.3.2010-0034
Printed 22.01.10
2010 Territories of the Russian Federation (XI) RU20100324 ST 10_50 2 Stamp 10.50 Panther
Wild Cat Art
bronze Panther from early Scythian kurgan burials in Arzhan
MI 1629
2010 Funny Zoo RU20100518 PC B 5
Address side
Pre-stamped postcard B
(7.70 on issue)
Tiger (on picture side)
Order no. 2010-144/1
MI P146A (one of 70 designs)
  RU20100518 PC B 6
Address side
Pre-stamped postcard B
(7.70 on issue)
Cheetah (on picture side)
Order no. 2010-143/1
MI P146A (one of 70 designs)
  RU20100518 PC B 7
Address side
Pre-stamped postcard B
(7.70 on issue)
(on picture side)
Order no. 2010-142/1
MI P146A (one of 70 designs)

2010 City Coat of Arms

This issue is also listed under Heraldic Cats

RU20100827 ST 7_70 Stamp 7.70 Heraldic Tiger
Vladivostok CoA
Stamp from sheet or booklet
MI 1670
RU20100827 BK 77_00 Booklet 77.00 Heraldic Tiger (on stamps and cover)
Vladivostok CoA
Booklet with
10 x
RU20100827 ST 7_70
MI MH???
RU20100827 BK 154_00 Booklet 154.00 Heraldic Tiger (on stamps and cover)
Vladivostok CoA
Booklet with
20 x
RU20100827 ST 7_70
MI MH???
RU20100827 FDC 7_70 101000 First Day Cover 7.70 Heraldic Tiger (on stamp and postmark)
Vladivostok CoA
Official FDC with
RU20100827 ST 7_70
Posmarked in Moscow
BDC
RU20100827 FDC 7_70 690090 First Day Cover 7.70 Heraldic Tiger (on stamp and postmark)
Vladivostok CoA
Official FDC with
RU20100827 ST 7_70
Posmarked in Vladivostok
RU20100827 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Tiger
Vladivostok CoA
"Пеpвый День - Россия - Premièr Jour - Владивосток - 150 Лет"
Mосква (Moscow) 101000
27 August 2010
BDC
RU20100827 FDP 690090 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Tiger
Vladivostok CoA
"Пеpвый День - Россия - Premièr Jour - Владивосток - 150 Лет"
Владивосток (Vladivostok) 690090
27 August 2010
2010 Lynx PSE RU20101007 PSE A
PSE Back
Pre-stamped envelope A
(10.50 on issue)
Eurasian Lynx (in cachet)
Order no.
3.2010-254
Printed 07.10.2010
2011 Leopard PSE RU20110114 PSE A Pre-stamped envelope A
(11.80 on issue)
Leopard (in cachet)
Order no. 2011-020
MI U327B.020
2011 Tiger Day RU20110924 PC B
Address side
Pre-stamped postcard B Tiger (on picture side)
Siberian Tiger
Order no.
3.2011-202/5
Printing date: 13.09.2011
MI P152B.202
CC
  RU20110924 PMK 101000 Commemorative postmark - Tiger
"Почта России - День Тигpа"
Mосква(Moscow) 101000
24 September 2011
CC
2011 Sochi Leopard PSE RU20111130 PSE A2
PSE Back
Pre-stamped envelope A
(11.80 on issue)

Snow Leopard
Cartoon Snow Leopard
Sochi mascot 'Leopard'
Order no.
3.2011-278
Printing date: 30.11.2011
Russian Post catalogue no. 217K-2011
MI U327B.278

M
DL
2012 Sochi Mascots Postcards RU20120206 PC B 2 Pre-stamped postcard B Snow Leopard (in cachet)
Cartoon Snow Leopard
Sochi Olympic Mascot 'Leopard'
Order no.
3.2012-058/1
Olympic catalogue item no. 2-o/2012
Printing date: 17.01.2012
MI P153.058
M
IPM
2012 European Judo Championship RU20120221 PC B
Draft design (not issued)
Pre-stamped postcard B Tiger (in cachet)
Cartoon Tiger
Championship Mascot 'Zhorik'
Order no.
3.2012-062/1
MI P153.062
M
DP
2014 150th Anniversary of Moscow Zoo RU20140213 MS 40_00 Miniature Sheet 40.00 Tiger
Manul (on selvedge)
MI B199
M
RU20140213 FDC 40_00 First Day Cover 40.00 Tiger (on selvedge)
Manul (on selvedge, cachet and postmark)
Official FDC with
RU20140213 MS 40_00
RU20140213 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark - Manul
”Пеpвый ДеньПочта РоссииPremièr Jour – Московский Эоопарк – 150 лет
Mосква (Moscow) 101000


13 February 2014
2014 Wild Cats RU20140801 ST 15_00 Stamp 15.00 Manul
MI ???
M
RU20140801 ST 16_00 Stamp 16.00 European Wildcat
MI ???
M
RU20140801 ST 17_00 Stamp 17.00 Leopard Cat/Amur Cat
MI ???
M
RU20140801 ST 18_00 Stamp 18.00 Jungle Cat
MI ???
M
RU20140801 FDC 32_00
FDC Back
First Day Cover 32.00 Manul
Leopard Cat/Amur Cat (on one stamp each)
Wild Cat Pawprint (in postmark and cachet)
Official FDC with
RU20140801 ST 15_00
and
RU20140801 ST 17_00
CC
RU20140801 FDC 34_00
FDC Back
First Day Cover 34.00 European Wildcat
Jungle Cat (on one stamp each)
Wild Cat Pawprint (in postmark and cachet)
Official FDC with
RU20140801 ST 16_00
and
RU20140801 ST 18_00
CC
RU20140801 PP 356_00
Front cover
Inner cover
Contents
Back cover
Presentation Pack 356.00
(franking value 66.00)
Manul (on stamp, FDC and cover)
European Wildcat
Leopard Cat/Amur Cat
Jungle Cat (on one stamp each and respective FDCs
Official PP with all stamps and both FDCs
M
RU20140801 FDP 101000 First Day Postmark - Unspecified Wild Cat
Wild Cat Pawprint
Пеpвый ДеньПочта России
Premièr Jour – Дикие Кошки
Mосква (Moscow)
101000
1 August 2014

CC
RU20140801 FDP 190000 First Day Postmark - Unspecified Wild Cat
Wild Cat Pawprint
Пеpвый ДеньПочта России
Premièr Jour – Дикие Кошки
Cанкт-Петербург (St. Petersburg)
190000
1 August 2014

CC

2015 155th Anniversary of Vladivostok

This issue is also listed under Heraldic Cats

RU20150702 PC B 1 Pre-franked postcard B
(14.00 on issue)
Heraldic Tiger (in cachet)
Vladivostok CoA
Cachet motif: Svetlanskaya street
Card no. 2015-167/1
Printing date: 30.06.2015
MI ???
BDC
  RU20150702 PC B 2 Pre-franked postcard B
(14.00 on issue)
Heraldic Tiger (in cachet)
Vladivostok CoA
Cachet motif: Eagle's Nest Hill. View of the Zolotoy Rog Bay
Card no. 2015-168/1
Printing date: 30.06.2015
MI ???
BDC
  RU20150702 PC B 3 Pre-franked postcard B
(14.00 on issue)
Heraldic Tiger (in cachet)
Vladivostok CoA
Cachet motif: Bridge on the Russky Island
Card no. 2015-169/1
Printing date: 30.06.2015
MI ???
BDC
  RU20150702 PSE A Pre-franked envelope A
(19.00 on issue)
Heraldic Tiger (in cachet)
Vladivostok CoA
PSE no. 2015-083
Printing date: 01.07.2015
MI ???
BDC
  RU20150702 PMK 690090 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Tiger (in cachet)
Vladivostok CoA
"Почта России"
Владивосток (Vladivostok) 690090
2 July 2015
BDC

2016 Coats of Arms on Postage Stamps of the Russian Federation

This item is also listed under Heraldic Cats and Mythic Cats

RU20160330 PP 639_95
Cover
Contents

Presentation pack 636.95
(on 23 issues)
Tiger
Heraldic Tiger (on stamp)
Heraldic Babr (on two stamps and cover)
Herladic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Vladivostok CoA
Irkutsk CoA
Alexandrov CoA
Presentation pack with
RU20100827 ST 7_70
RU20110526 ST 8_50
RU20110624 ST 15_00
RU20130618 ST 10_00
RU20150828 MS 50_00

and 18 other stamps or miniature sheets
PP no 749
Print run: 1000
 

List compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from TS Tan, Nahum Shereshevsky, Sergey Kharchenko, Nikolay
Tuz, Andrzej Mroczek, Veniamin Kramer. Aleksey Smirnov, Elisabeth Hallsjö, Andrey Kudinov, Jørgen Kristiansen,
Alexey Butorin, and Greg Balagian.
Latest update: 13 July, 2016