The Rossica Society publishes two journals per year, the first in the Spring and the next in the Fall.
The journal consists of scholarly articles focused on all aspects of Russian philately that may include information on the pre-stamp days of Russia, Imperial postage, prison mail, World War correspondence, or the postage of post-Soviet states. The fascinating and sometimes incredibly confusing history of Russia, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet states make our hobby a most interesting one!
Added on 2017-11-05
Summary: The history of clandestine (and not so clandestine) mail surveillance in Russia is a long one, extending from 1690 under Peter the Great, when all letters going abroad were opened at Smolensk, up to the present day. Perlustration under the communist...See the Exhibit
Added on 2016-12-16
Summary: Updated December 2016! This exhibit offers the viewer a chronological overview of the postal evolution of mail sent by way of the trans-Siberian rail network between 1897 and 1945. ...See the Exhibit
Exhibit Categories: ImperialPostal HistoryRailroad Mail
The exhibit "Railway postmarks of the Russian Empire from 1852 to 1917" was developed to demonstrate the results of the author's many years quest for and research on the basic types and rare varieties of postmarks used in Russian postal wagons (PW) and railway stations, mostly on registered and underpaid mail. The results of the author's investigation are captured in numerous articles and the highlights are presented in the exhibit which is arranged in chronological order. Postmarks and mail are arranged in groups according to their types. Within each period of time railway station postmarks follow PW postmarks.