Russia. 2018 FIFA World Cup

21 Sep., 2015, press release

On September 18, 2015 Post of Russia issued a souvenir sheet of original round shape with a stamp dedicated to FIFA World Cup which will take place in Russia in 2018. The stamp illustrates the World Cup, the main prize of the tournament. This is the first issue of domestic stamps, dedicated to the tournament. First Day Cover was held on the day of the launch of countdown - a thousand days before the start of the 2018 World Cup.

21st FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Russia will be the host country of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history. For the first time the FIFA World Cup will be held on the territory of two continents - Europe and Asia at the same time.

Type of issue: souvenir sheets of original round shape
Stamp Size: 37×50mm
Diameter of the souvenir sheet: 110mm
Circulation: 200,000 ex.

First Day Cover was in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Saransk, Volgograd, Kaliningrad on 18th of September 2015


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