100th anniversary of the Komi Republic
On August 20, a postal block dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Komi Republic was put into postal circulation.
The Komi Republic was established on August 22, 1921, as the Autonomous Region of Komi (Zyrian). The Komi Republic (since 1993) makes a part of the North-Western Federal District and is a constituent of the Northern Economic Region. The area of the Republic is 416.7 square km; population is 813,590 people (2021). The capital is the city of Syktyvkar. Official languages are Komi and Russian. Presently, the Komi economy is based on mining and primary processing of resources: oil, gas, coal, bauxites, gemstones, etc., as well as woodworking and papermaking enterprises. Besides, the Republic develops reindeer husbandry, which is an important traditional branch of agriculture. The territory of the Komi Republic is rich in natural, historical and ethnographic monuments of all kinds coming from the authentic culture of Finno-Ugrian tribes that inhabited this region in former times.
The postal stamp provides inscription “100 Years. Komi Republic”. The block margins provide images of the coat of arms of the Komi Republic and the national ornament; a Komi commercial calendar; the monument to Polar Researcher V.A. Rusanov in Pechora; a fire observation tower in Syktyvkar; the National Library of the Komi Republic (Syktyvkar); the Kyltovsky Monastery of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross; the Vorkutinskaya Mine; weathering stone pillars on the Manpupuner Plateau and other natural objects.
In addition to the issue of the postal block, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Syktyvkar.
Design Artist: I. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 100 rubles.
Block size: 135×88 mm; stamp size in the block (diameter): 33 mm.
Quantity: 27 thousand blocks.