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: Air PhilatelyRSFSR and USSR
The Soviet air mail covers presented herein provide the viewer with a tour-de-force of the early development of the Soviet civil air mail service (1922 - 1941). Many of the covers are extremely rare especially early flights on a given route and those from the more obscure routes in regions east of the Urals, e.g., Siberia, the Far East, the Far North and North-Central Asia.
Nearly two decades of collecting has emphasized the scarcity here and abroad of much of the philatelic material needed to document this period of Soviet aviation and air mail history. The exhibit has won several grand awards and international golds.