02.04.2014 - Rossica 2014: International Literature Exhibition in Moscow (27-29th October)

With the successful exhibition Rossica 2013 in Moscow (September 2013) in mind, the Russian Academy for Philately has decided to organise once again an edition of this exhibition. It will take place right immediately adjacent to this year's edition of the International Stamp Fair in Sindelfingen (Germany). The Russian exhibition will be held on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the first Russian surcharge stamp series (see picture), an issue that was introduced at the beginning of the First World War (1914). The event in Moscow has as its goal to strengthen the promotion of philately for a large public; it will take place at various locations in the heart of Moscow. These locations are the Building of the Russian Federation, the Congress Center of the Chamber for Industry and Commerce and Russia House, named after Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
This time the exhibition will show 1-frame exhibits in all, preferably built up around the topic of World War I. The core of the event, however, will be an international philatelic literature competition, for which the AIJP (the World Association for Philatelic Journalists and Authors) has awarded a patronage. All members of the European Academy for Philately and of the AIJP are invited to participate.
Many publishers, editors and writers, but also specialised study groups, are member of the AIJP. They now have the exclusive opportunity to participate in this Russian competitive exhibition; their exhibits will be judged by an international jury that follows FIP Regulations. Conditions for participation are particularly favourable: participants have to deliver just one copy of each publication that they want to enter, whilst the entrance fee is only ten Euros. For German exhibitors the AIJP has plans to combine their efforts in order to save costs. For more details about the exhibition regulations, about the AIJP and about everything else you can write to Wolfgang Maassen ( Upon request you will receive all information that is currently available free of charge.