Today’s event is a continuation of a joint project of two fraternal states for the production of postage stamps, which was made possible thanks to the interaction and fruitful work of the State Unitary Enterprise “Mark of Transdniestria” and the State Administration of Communications and Mass Communications of the Republic of Abkhazia.
At the suggestion of Vsevolod Lavrentyev, Director of the State Unitary Enterprise “Mark of Transdniestria”, the Special Representation of the Republic of Abkhazia in Transdniestria held a special collection of postage stamps and envelopes devoted to signing of an agreement and establishing of diplomatic relations between the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic and the Republic of Abkhazia in 1993. The series of postal signs submitted for special action depicts state flags and emblems of Abkhazia and Transdniestria. These stamps are developed by the Transdniestrian side.
Among the invited guests there are Vitaly Yankovsky, Head of the Official Representative Office of the Republic of South Ossetia in Transdniestria, Vladimir Ladunkin, Director of the branch of the Institute of CIS countries in Tiraspol, and Alexander Karasev, Editor-in-chief of the newspaper Transdniestria.
Welcoming the guests of the event, Alexander Vataman noted that the start of cooperation in the production of postage stamps was made during his visit to Abkhazia in March 2018, Lidia Kolodka, Head of the State Media Service of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic. The delegation included Vsevolod Lavrentyev, Director of the State Enterprise “Mark of Transdniestria”, and therefore during the meetings special attention was paid to the issue of making stamps for the Republic of Abkhazia at the State Unitary Enterprise “Brand of Transdniestria”, which is a subordinate organization of the State Service of the Media TMR. “In the same year of 2018, a series of stamps dedicated to the Victory Day in the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia 1992-1993 took place. Their special cancellation took place on September 30, 2018 in Sukhum. Today we are presenting stamps dedicated to the long-term friendship of Abkhazia and Transdniestria,” said A. Vataman.
Director of the State Unitary Enterprise “Mark of Transdniestria” Vsevolod Lavrentiev said that the joint practical work of the State Unitary Enterprise “Mark of Transdniestria” and the State Department of Communications and Mass Communications of the Republic of Abkhazia began in 2018 with the release of eight series of postage stamps. They were dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Victory in the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia, the anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, as well as topics such as equestrian sport, Abkhaz bridges and the flight into space of two monkeys from the Sukhum monkey nursery.
The joint work of the State Unitary Enterprise Publishing House of Transdniestria and the State Communications and Mass Media of Abkhazia continues - plans for this year are preparation for the release of new postage signs that will cover the themes of prominent personalities of Abkhazia, its culture, nature and historical monuments of Abkhazia.
In turn, Vitaly Ignatiev noted that the work successfully carried out by the “Mark of Transdniestria” is part of promoting of the positive image of Transdniestria abroad. “And what is more important, the subject of the stamps produced concerns important significant dates and events. The brand, presented today, has already gone down in history. We will not rest on our laurels and will think about the release of new colorful publications,” concluded the head of the foreign affairs agency of Transdniestria.
At the end of the event, the special stamp marks procedure “25 years of the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation of the Transdniestrovian Moldavian Republic and the Republic of Abkhazia” was held. The Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Abkhazia in the TMR Alexander Vataman and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the TMR Vitaly Ignatiev took part in the special event ceremony.