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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Russia 2016
The 2016 IIHF World Championship Russia






COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 6 May 2016
CIRCULATION: 342 000
STAMP SIZE: 37 x 37 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: O. Shushlebina 











Laika was named as official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to be held from 6 to 22 May in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The presentation of the official mascot took place at the evening show “Vecherny Urgent” on Channel One. The guests of the show were the Vladislav Tretiak, the President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia who was heading the jury of the mascot competition, and two-time world champion and former national team captain Alexei Morozov.

The official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was selected by members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR).



The other finalists were “Kot Matros” (Sailor Cat), “Samovar Dyumok” (Vaporing Samovar) and “Russki Bogatyr” (Russian Giant).






Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post