Russia. The history of participation in the football World Cups
01 Oct., 2015, press release
On October 1, 2015 Post of Russia issued a souvenir sheet of 6 stamps dedicated to the history of Russia's participation in football World Cups. The issue is related to the first ever FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. Stamps illustrate old post stamps that were issued by the Post of the USSR, dedicated to football World Cups, in which Soviet team participated.
USSR national team lost to Sweden (0:2) in the quarter-finale.
USSR national team lost to Chile (1:2) in the quarter-finale.
Soviet team lost to Portugal (1:2) in the semi-finale.
USSR national team lost to Uruguay (0:1) in the quarter-finale.
USSR national team qualified for the second round of the championship, but could not get into the semifinals.
The national team of the USSR reached the 1/8 finals, but lost to Uruguay (3:4).
Type of issue: souvenir sheet of 6 stamps
Stamp Size: 50×50mm
Sheet size: 120×170mm
Circulation: 200,000 ex.
Perforation: 11 ½
First Day Cover was in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Saransk, Volgograd, Kaliningrad on 1st of October 2015