Postage Stamp Licensing Agreement Signed by Sochi 2010 Committee

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The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and the Publishing and Trading Centre “Marka” have already signed a licensing agreement which allows “Marka” the right to issue post and philatelic items with the Sochi 2014 emblem.

This project was carried out by the Federal Communication Agency as well as the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Pochta Rossii “Russian Post”. The first stamps will be released as early as January 2011 and the philatelic project is expected to start in four years time.

To make a topical theme, the philatelic production will be divided into several areas: “Sochi – capital of the XXII Olympic Winter Games”, “winter aspects of sport”, “Tourism on the Black Sea coast of Russia”, “Olympic sporting venues” and “XI Paralympic Winter Games”.

Postage stamps have become a traditional way to commemorate the Olympic Games. For example, there were stamps issued to commemorate the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver earlier this year. This year the baton has been passed to Sochi – the host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.