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  • After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the constituent countries, including Russia, returned to their former separate and independent status. Soviet inscribed stamps (“CCCP”) continued to be used without alteration for many years. (See UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS for these issues.) Catalogued in this section are stamps inscribed “RUSSIA”, “РОССИИ”, “РОССИЯ”, “ROSSIJA”, “РФ” (RF = Russian Federation) or are without country inscription but have a Russian town mark.
  • The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
A - Provisional issues without country inscription
B - Frank is upright octagon
C - Frank is horizontal octagon
D - Frank is rectangular
E - Frank is irregular shape



GROUP A: Provisional issues without country inscriptionEdit

  • All have octagonal franks with inner rectangular box around the value figures.




A1. Perm (MV).

Upright octagon with double line outer frame and inner box around value figures.
Top inscription removed, “ПОЧТА” remains at bottom.
Frank size variable .
A. Blank at sides
B. With “P” at left
C. With “P” at both sides
D. With “P” at left and “0” at right breaking right side of inner box
E. With “0 P” at right breaking all right frame lines
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000 0000









A2. Perm (MV).

Upright octagon with single line frame.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left, “КОП” at bottom.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000







A3. Perm (MV).

As Type A2 but post horn at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “0” added at right.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000






A4. Perm (MV).

Frank with hammer & sickle in star at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC with bars
V/F: 000






A5. Postalia (MV).

Frank blank at top, “ПОЧТА” at bottom.
"P" at both sides.
Value figures small and narrow.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000







GROUP B: Frank is upright octagonEdit

Sub-group BA: “ПОЧТА” stacked at left, “РОССИИ” or “РОССИЯ” stacked at rightEdit




BA1. Perm (MV).

Star containing hammer and sickle at top.
“РУБ” at bottom.
“РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA2. Perm (MV).

Solid star at top.
“РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. Blank at bottom
B. “РУБ” at bottom
C. “КОП” at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: 000

NOTES:

  • In some cases the solid star at top may be an over-inked or dirt-filled star with hammer and sickle, i.e. Type BA1 instead of BA2. This also applies to Type BA3.
  • Franks as Type BA2 used without town mark probably are not meter stamps but metal hand stamps.









BA3. Perm (MV).

As Type BA2B but “РОССИЯ” instead of “РОССИИ” at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA4. Perm (MV).

Blank at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИИ” at right.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA5. Perm (MV).

As Type BA4 but date and value figures are horizontal.
Blank at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИИ” at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA5.1. Perm (MV).

As Type BA4 but "“РОССИЯ” instead of “РОССИИ” at right.
Blank at top.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. “РУБ” at bottom
B. “КОП” at bottom
C. Blank at bottom
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA6. Perm (MV).

“РУБ” at top, “РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. Blank below inner box
B. “0” added below inner box, bottom line of inner box may be complete, partial or missing
C. As B but sides of inner box extend to bottom of frank
TM: SC
V/F: 000 0000



















BA7. Perm (MV).

As Type BA6C but “РОССИЯ” at right.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA8. Perm (MV).

Post horn at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA9. Perm (MV).

As Type BA8, but date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA10. Perm (MV).

Hollow lozenges at top and bottom.
“РОССИИ” right.
Value figures, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 000







BA11. Perm (MV).

“РФ” at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 000





BA12. Perm (MV).

“С.П.Б.” (St. Petersburg) above "190000„A” at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИЯ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
Bottom bank of value figures is double zero.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000

'NOTE': Franks similar to Type BA12 used without town mark and with "ОПЛАТА" (paid) instead of “РОССИЯ” at right probably are not meter stamps but metal hand stamps.




BA13. Perm (MV).

“П 3N174” at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИИ” at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
Bottom bank of value figures is double zero.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





BA14. Perm (MV).

Envelope design at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left, “РОССИЯ” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
Bottom bank of value figures is double zero.
TM: SC with frame around date
V/F: 000







Sub-group BB: “РОССИЯ” stacked at left, “ПОЧТА” stacked at rightEdit






BB1. Perm (MV).

Blank at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
Value and date figures horizontal.
A. Narrow frank with three value figures
B. Wide frank with four value figures
C. As A but inscriptions in italics
TM: SC, SC with date frame, BIC
V/F: 000 0000





















BB2. Perm (MV).

As Type BB1 but frank is irregular with longer diagonals at bottom than at top.
Number with “N” prefix below “РУБ” at bottom.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 0000







BB3. Perm (MV).

“РУБ” at top, blank at bottom.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. Value box complete
B. Sides of value box extend down to the bottom frame line
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000 0000







Sub-group BC: “РОССИЯ” stacked at left, “ROSSIJA” stacked at rightEdit




BC1. Perm (MV).

Single line frank with inner box around value figures.
“ПОЧТА” at top, “КОП” above M# at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix. Value figures stacked, date figures vertical.
TM: SC with date in frame
V/F: 000





BC2. Perm (MV).

Similar to Type BC1 but the meter number is under “ПОЧТА” at top rather than under “КОП” at bottom.
TM: SC with date in frame
V/F: 000








Sub-group BD: “РОССИИ” or “РОССИЯ” horizontal at top or bottomEdit





BD1. Perm (MV).

Single line frame with “РОССИЯ” at top and “РУБ” at bottom.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “0” at right.
Value and date figures horizontal.
A. Inner box without right frame line
B. Top and bottom lines of inner box extend to outer frame line
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000(+0)
a. Without town mark, date only










BD2. Perm (MV).

Single line frame with “РОССИЯ” at top and “РУБ” at bottom.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “РОССИИ” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000





BD3. Postalia (MV).

Frank with double outer line frame, “РОССИЯ” at top and “ПОЧТА” at bottom.
With “P” at left and zero at right.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000(+0)






BD4. Perm (MV).

As Type BD1 but top and bottom inscriptions reversed, “РУБ” at top and “РОССИЯ” at bottom.
A. “P” at left (not shown)
B. “0” at left
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000(+0)






BD5. Perm (MV).

Frank with double outer frame line.
Blank at top, “ПОЧТА” above “РОССИИ” at bottom.
Date and value figures horizontal.
A. “P” at left
B. “P” at both left and right
C. “P” at left, “0” at right
D. As C but top and bottom lines of the value box extend to the outer frame lines at right
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000 000(+0)









BD6. Perm (MV).

Large frank with single outer frame line.
“ПОЧТА” at top and “РОССИЯ” at bottom.
“РУБ” stacked at both sides.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000





BD7. Perm (MV).

Frank with single outer frame line and no inner box around value figures.
“ПОЧТА” at top and “РОССИЯ” at bottom.
“РУБ” stacked at left, “0” at right.
Date and value figures horizontal.
TM: BIC
V/F: 000(+0)




BD8. Postalia (MV).

Frank with double outer frame line.
Blank at top, “ПОЧТА” above “РОССИИ” at bottom.
“P” at both sides.
Value figures narrow.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 0000




BD9. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Double outer frame line as with Type BD8, but with “ПОЧТА” at top and “РОССИИ” at bottom.
Frank is wider that with Type BD8, and the value figures are not as narrow.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 0000






BD10. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

“РОССИЯ” at top.
“ПОЧТА” above “РОССИИ” at bottom.
"рубль" (ruble) at both sides reading up.
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 0000








Sub-group BE: Town name is included inside the frankEdit

  • Two known: “РЯЗАНЬ” (Ryazan) and “КАЗАНЬ” (Kazan)




BE1. Perm (MV).

Hammer and sickle in star at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
“РОССИЯ” stacked at right, “РЯЗАНЬ” (Ryazan) stacked at left.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: DC, inner circle flattened at top and bottom
V/F: 000






BE2. Perm (MV).

The one example reported appears to be blank at top, but the impression is light.
Without inner box around value figures.
“КАЗАНЬ” (Kazan) stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
The stamp does not contain the country name.
TM: SC
V/F: 000








Sub-group BF: Inscribed “РФ”Edit





BF1. Perm (MV).

Hammer & sickle in star at top.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “РФ” stacked at right.
Value figures stacked, date vertical.
A. Frank with “X100 РУБ” at bottom
B. With "РУБ” at bottom (The image is quite faint and looks blank at bottom but the "РУБ” is there.)
TM: SC with date frame
V/F: 000









GROUP C: Frank is horizontal octagonEdit


C1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

“РОССИЯ” at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left, and “ОПЛАТА” stacked at right.
M# with “PB” prefix below frank.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋000


C1.1. Pitney Bowes-GB "6900" (MV).

As Type C1 but with “ПОЧТА РОССИИ” at top, post horn at bottom.
M# below frank.
“КОП” stacked at right.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋000




C2. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Very similar to Type C1.1 but value figures are larger.
“ПОЧТА РОССИЯ” at top, post horn at bottom.
“РУБ” stacked at right.
A. M# below frank
B. Without M#, solid block low between TM and frank
TM: SC, DC
V/F: ≋0000




C3. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

“РФ” at top, “ПОЧТА” at bottom.
M# below frank.
TM: SC
V/F: ≋0000.oo




C4. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

“РОССИЯ” at top, “ПОЧТА” at bottom above meter number.
Meter number with “NE” prefix breaking bottom frame line.
“P” at right.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000



C5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type C4 but with “ROSSIJA” above M#, and “0” instead of “P” at right.
M# with “NE” prefix breaking bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋000(+0)



C6. Frama “M/E” (MV).

Frank with double outer frame line.
“РОССИЯ” at top, “RUSSIA” at bottom.
“РУБ” stacked at left and “КОП” stacked at right.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F: 000000



C7. Frama “M/E” (MV).

As Type C6 but with “ПОЧТА” at bottom and “РУБ” stacked at both sides.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000







GROUP D: Frank is rectangleEdit



Sub-group DA: Frank has full or partial simulated-perforation borderEdit






DA1. Perm (MV).

Upright frank with simulated perforations along top and left and thick straight frame line at right and bottom.
“РОССИЯ” in panel at top, “ПОЧТА” in panel at bottom.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
A. “РУБ” stacked in side panels. V/F: 000
B. “РУБ / K” stacked in side panels. Bottom bank of value figures double zero. V/F: 00.00
TM: SC
a. As A, with dashes but no "K" below “РУБ” (shown)
b. Town mark unengraved










DA2. Perm (MV).

Frank frame as Type DA1 but “РУБ” at top, “ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “РОССИИ” stacked at right.
“0” at bottom.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank. Sides of inner box extend to bottom frame line
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank. Inner box without bottom frame line
TM: SC
V/F: 000(+0) 0000(+0)





DA3.

Frank frame as with Types DA1 and DA2.
Small circle at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
“ПОЧТА” stacked at left and “РОССИИ” stacked at right.
A. Wide spacing between TM and frank
B. Narrow spacing between TM and frank
TM: SC
V/F: 000 0000





DA4. Perm (MV).

Frank frame as Types DA1-3 but much wider.
“РОССИЯ” in panel at top, “ПОЧТА” in panel at bottom.
Post horns in vertical line field above “РУБ” in side panels.
Value figures stacked, and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000





DA5. Perm (MV).

As Type DA4 but “0” at bottom instead of “ПОЧТА”.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000(+0)






DA6. Perm (MV).

Frank same size as Types DA4 and 5.
“ПОЧТА” at top, “РУБ” at bottom.
“РОССИЯ” stacked at left, “ROSSIJA” stacked at right.
Post horn ornaments in lower corners.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




DA7. Perm (MV).

Frank same size as Types DA4-6.
Without top panel.
“РОССИЯ” stacked at left and “ПОЧТА” stacked at right, both above post horn ornaments with “РУБ” in bottom corners.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000(+0)





DA8. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Horizontal frank with single line simulated-perforation border all around.
“РОССИЯ” at top and “ROSSIJA” at bottom above M# with “NE” prefix which breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0000




DA9. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Upright frank with thick, solid outer frame, simulated perforations on the outside and straight on the inside.
Inscribed “ПОЧТА/ РОССИИ” at top.
Post horn in panel at bottom.
M# below frank.
TM: SC, SC with bars
V/F: 00000




DA9.1. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

Similar to Type DA9 but the frank is square instead of upright.
With simulated perforation outer frame line and straight inner frame line.
Inscribed “ПОЧТА/ РОССИИ” at top.
Post horn in panel at bottom.
M# below frank.
TM: SC, SC with bars
V/F: 00000





DA10. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital).

Similar to Type DA9 but frank is taller and narrower and spacing is narrower.
M# is between post horn and bottom frame line.
V/F: 00000




DA11. Hasler "Mailmaster” (digital).

Upright frank with simulated-perforation outer frame line and panels at top and bottom.
"Россиу" in top panel, and “ПОЧТА” in bottom panel.
Small “РУБ” below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: 00000








Sub-group DB: Frank with straight line borderEdit



DB1. Perm (MV).

Upright frank with inner box around value figures.
“ПОЧТА” at top, “КОП” at bottom, “РОССИЯ” stacked at left, and “ROSSIJA” stacked at right.
M# breaks bottom frame line.
Value figures stacked and date figures vertical.
TM: SC
V/F: 000



DB2. Perm (MV).

Large square frank with “ПОЧТА” at top, “РОССИЯ” stacked at left, and “ROSSIJA” stacked at right.
A. “КОП” above meter number at bottom center. M# with "N" prefix
B. “КОП” at both sides below country names. M# with "ПП No" prefix
TM: SC with date in frame
V/F: 0000





DB3. Perm (MV).

Frank frame as Type DB2 but with M# with “N” prefix at top, “РУБ” at bottom, “РОССИЯ” stacked at left and “ПОЧТА” stacked at right.
TM: SC with date in frame
V/F: 0000




DB4. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Horizontal franks not as wide as Types DB1 and 2.
“РОССИЯ ROSSIJA” in panel at top, and “ПОЧТА” above M# at bottom.
Small “КОП” at lower right.
M# with “AH” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000



DB5. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type DB4, but “РОССИЯ • ROSSIJA” above “ПОЧТА” at top.
Small “КОП” at lower right.
M# with “AH” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000



DB6. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type DB5 but frank is not as tall.
M# with “NEN” prefix.
Date figures widely spaced.
TM: DC
V/F: 000



DB6.1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

As Type DB6 but “РОССИЯ ROSSIJA” in top panel and “ПОЧТА” in bottom panel.
Small "КОП" above inner panel line at lower right.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: 000





DB7. Francotyp-Postalia “Jetmail” (digital).
Square or nearly square frank with “РОССИЯ ROSSIJA” or “РОССИЯ · ROSSIJA” in panel at top, and “ПОЧТА” in panel at bottom.
Small “КОП” at lower right.
M# with “FP 2” or "FP 3" prefix breaking bottom frame line.
A. Frank 23-24 mm square
B. Frank, 28 mm square
C. Frank 30-31 mm square
TM: SC
V/F: 00000 000000








DB7.1. Francotyp-Postalia “EFS3000/NEF300” (MV).

As Type DB7 but frank is horizontal rectangle rather than square.
"ПОЧТА" is large.
M# with “FP 5” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000




NOTE: Type DB8 has been removed. The stamps are now cataloged as Types DB7B and C.



DB9. Francotyp-Postalia “T1000” (digital).

As Type DB8 but “ПОЧТА” below country name at top and “КОП” below line under the value figures.
M# with “FP No” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F: 00000



DB10. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” series (MV).

Horizontal frank without inner box or lines around value figures.
“РОССИЯ • ROSSIJA” above “ПОЧТА” at top.
“КОП” below right of value figures.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000


DB11. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Horizontal as Type DB10 but value figures are much larger.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: 0000




DB12. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Similar to Type DB11 but with “РОССИЯ ROSSIJA” in panel at top, and “ПОЧТА” above M# at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F: 0000


DB13. Perm (MV).

Similar to Type DB12 but frank is taller, and value figures are much smaller.
Date figures without stops.
M# with “ПП” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC with bars
V/F: 0000




DB14. Hasler "Mailmaster" (MV).

Small upright rectangle with “ПОЧТА” above “РОССИИ" in panel at top.
“РУБ.” at bottom.
TM: SC with bars
V/F: 0000



DB15. Neopost (digital).

Horizontal rectangle with “РОССИЯ•ROSSIJA” above “ПОЧТА” in panel at top.
Inner panel lines do not touch the sides.
“КОП” at lower right.
M# with "NE1" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: SC with bars
V/F: 000000



DB16. Neopost (digital).

Similar to Type DB15 but the frank is taller and the value figures are shorter.
With asterisk instead of round dot at top center, “РОССИЯ*ROSSIJA".
M# with "NE4" prefix.
TM: SC with bars
V/F: 000000




DB17. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Frank is rectangle, slightly wider than tall, divided into three horizontal panels.
The top panel contains “РОССИЯ*ROSSIJA" above "ПОЧТА".
Central panel contains the value figures.
Bottom panel contains "КОП" at right.
M# with "PB" prefix breaks bottom frame line.
At far left is a 2D square barcode.
Printed in dark blue.
TM: SC between the barcode and the frank, date above town above what is probably a routing code
V/F: 0000000







NOTE: Stamps of sub-group DB shape with panels at top, bottom, and both sides (as shown below) and used without town mark are metal hand stamps rather than meter stamps.










GROUP E: Frank is irregular shapeEdit



E1. Perm (MV).

Frank is rectangle with arcs inset at the corners.
“ПОЧТА” at top and “РОССИИ” at bottom.
“РУБ” stacked at left.
Inner box around value figures extends to right side.
TM: SC
V/F: 000(+0)








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