A joint issue of the Russian Federation and Mongolia 11.11.2021

A new stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Mongolia has been produced at the Moscow Printing Factory – Branch of Goznak under the order of “Marka” JSC.

The topic of the joint issue is dedicated to the national musical instruments – balalaika and morin-khur. The morin-khur bow instrument unites our countries and is popular not only in Mongolia but also in some regions of Russia – Buryatia, Kalmykia, the Irkutsk Region and the Zabaikalye Territory.

The stamp production technology includes four-color process printing with a transparent security element luminescent under the influence of UV light.


The bilateral diplomatic relations between Russia and Mongolia were officially established on November 5, 1921 after the victory of the people’s revolution in Mongolia. Since the soviet times, interrelations of the two countries have traditionally remained friendly and constructive.

Goznak was at the dawn of the independent Mongolian state, and its role was important – participation in the establishment of the banking system and creation of the currency circulation.

The first circulation of banknotes dated 1916 was printed in Petrograd, at the Expedition of Storing State Papers. That was how the history of bilateral relations continuing for more than a century already started. During that time, Goznak has printed issues of the Mongolian banknotes, bonds and other products any times.

For example, tugriks were put into circulation in 1925. The Coat of Arms of the country – the national “Soembo” symbol was placed in the center of the banknote together with the lotus flower – the symbol of purity of heart and thoughts. Ts. Sampilov, an artist of the Buryatian Soviet Socialistic Republic together with the artists of Goznak. The paper banknotes were printed at the Moscow Printing Factory of Goznak, and the banknotes were struck at the Leningrad Mint.


Changes in the social and political life caused issuing of new banknotes. And every time Goznak developed new sketches reflecting the modern milestones of the country’s development accurately and meticulously.

Characteristics of the stamp:

·         Chalk-coated paper

·         Offset printing + a set of security features

·         Perforation – comblike 11¼

·         Size – 37×37 mm

·         Face value – 50 roubles

·         Circulation – 108 000 pieces

·         Artist and designer – M. Bodrova

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