International Philatelic Show
Международное филателистическое шоу

Москва, 27-29 сентября 2013, Moscow


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Special Regulations for ROSSICA – 2013

International Philatelic Show

Article 1 – Objectives of the Show.

ROSSICA – 2013 International Philatelic Show (hereafter referred to as “ROSSICA-2013”) is

being organised for the following objectives:

. To commemorate the centenary of the first Russian commemorative postage stamps;

. To commemorate the 155th anniversary of the first Russian postage stamp;

. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Russian postage stamp for St Petersburg and Moscow’s municipal posts;

. To promote every aspect of the post and philately in Russia;

. To promote every aspect of philately related to Russia in the world; and

. To promote and develop friendly relations and close cooperation between the European

Academy of Philately, national philatelic academies, and Rossica philatelic clubs.


Article 2 – Organisation, Venue, and Date.

 2.1 ROSSICA – 2013 is the First International Academic Philatelic Show. It is a non-competitive


 2.2 ROSSICA – 2013 is organised jointly by the Russian National Academy of Philately and the

Union of Philatelists of Russia (SFR).

 2.3 ROSSICA – 2013 will be held at the Congress Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and

Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI) in Moscow (6 Ilyinka Street) from 27 September

to 29 September 2013.


Article 3 – Patronage.

 ROSSICA – 2013 is organised under the patronage of the European Academy of Philately (AEP)

and the International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP), with the support of the

Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA).


Article 4 – Regulations.


ROSSICA – 2013 will be governed by the Special Regulations for ROSSICA – 2013.


Article 5- Conditions of Participation and Allotment of Frames.


5.1 Members of the European Academy of Philately (AEP) and members of national

philatelic academies are invited to participate in ROSSICA – 2013.


5.2 Entries must have previously been awarded a minimum of a vermeil medal at a FIP

competitive exhibition or a FEPA competitive exhibition.


5.3 Entries relating to all FIP Competitive Classes (in accordance with the General Regulations of

the FIP for Exhibitions – GREX) may be submitted.


5.4 Priority acceptance will be granted to exhibits connected with Russia.


5.5 Each exhibitor may submit only a single application, and only one application per family may

be submitted. This rule does not apply to the Literature Class. Entries for the Literature Class will be

accepted without quantity restrictions.


5.6 From 1 to 5 exhibition frames will be allotted to each exhibit.


Article 6 – Exhibition Classes.


6.1 Honorary (Invited) Class


6.2 Class of the Members of the Club de Monte-Carlo


6.3 Class of the Members of Philatelic Academies


6.4 Literature Class


Article 7 – Application and Acceptance.


7.1 Provisional applications personally sent by exhibitors to the Commissioner General of

ROSSICA – 2013 must be received by the Commissioner General no later than 31 March 2013.


7.2 Notification of acceptance or rejection from the Organising Committee, together with the number  of frames allocated to exhibitors, will be sent to each exhibitor by 31 May 2013.


Article 8 – Handling of Exhibits.


8.1 No National Commissioner will be appointed for ROSSICA – 2013.


8.2 Exhibits should be delivered to the Exhibition Venue and given to the Organising Committee by exhibitors on 26 September 2013.


8.3 Each exhibition (other than literature) sheet must be placed in a transparent protective cover.

The sheets shall be numbered on each page at the lower left corner.


8.4 All exhibits will be duly acknowledged with proper receipts. Exhibits will be returned in exchange for their receipts after the exhibition. Complaints will not be considered following the return of the exhibit.


8.5 Exhibits will be returned to exhibitors personally by the Organising Committee at the

Exhibition Venue on 30 September 2013.


8.6 Request for the return, removal, etc., of exhibits during the period of the exhibition will not be



8.7 The Organisers require Philatelic Literature exhibits (1 copy of each Literature exhibit) to be

sent no later than 15 August 2013 to the General Commissioner’s address:


Igor Rodin, P.O. Box 972, Moscow, 101000, RUSSIA. 


8.8 The Philatelic Literature exhibits will not be returned. They will be donated to the Library of

the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.



Article 9 – Awards


9.1 Each exhibitor will be awarded a ROSSICA-2013 commemorative medal and a Certificate of Participation.

Each exhibitor will receive one medal and one certificate regardless of the number of submitted exhibits.


9.2 Special prizes awarded by the Organising Committee and donated by Organisations and Individuals will be presented to a number of exhibitors in accordance with the decision of the Organising Committee.


Article 10 – Customs Regulations


10.1 Customs Regulations will be organised in according with the “Rules of Temporary Export and

Import of the Cultural and Artistic Valuables” of the Russian Federation.


10.2 Details of the appropriate customs regulations of the Russian Federation will be sent to the

exhibitors together with the notification of acceptance.


Article 11 – Participation Fees


11.1 There is no fee for any Exhibition Classes listed in Article 6 of these Special Regulations.


11.2 The Participation Fee for postal administrations and dealers is 2,500 Euro per booth (booth

size is 2 X 2 meters). It is possible to arrange a larger trade space, to place an advertisement

in the exhibition hall and in the exhibition’s printed materials (bulletin, catalogue,

etc.).  (See Article 13.3 for contact details.)


11.3 Contacts for participating in the show are provided by the exhibition’s official operator in

co-ordination with the Organising Committee.  (See Article 13 for contact details.)


11.4 The exhibition’s official operator and an Organiser of the Show is: The People's Archive

non-profit organisation. (See Article 13.3 for contact details.)


Article 12 - Insurance and Security


12.1 Exhibitors must secure appropriate insurance for their exhibits. The Organising Committee is not responsible for such insurance. Any expenses for securing insurance are the responsibility of the exhibitor. The Organisers may not be held liable for any loss or damage to any exhibit, in entirety or in part, howsoever caused.

12.2 The Organising Committee will take every reasonable precaution to ensure the security and safety of all exhibits in their possession.


Article 13 – Contact Addresses


13.1 Coordinator of the ROSSICA – 2013 Exhibition: Mr. Andrey Strygin



13.2 Entries and inquiries regarding entries should be sent to the Coordinator of the Exhibition

or to Mr. Igor Rodin, the Commissioner General of ROSSICA – 2013.


Mr. Igor Rodin

P.O. Box: 972

Moscow, 101000





13.3 Applications from Postal Administrations, dealers, and advertisers, as well as the questions

regarding the organisation of the show should be sent to The People's Archive non-profit



Mr. Arsen Melitonyan,



13.4 Address of the Organising Committee:


S. Tkachenko’s Architectural Studio,

Sytinsky Pereulok 3, bldg. 5,

Moscow, 123104,



Article 14 – Rights of the Organising Committee


The Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes to these Special Regulations.


Article 15 – Conclusion


15.1 In the event of any discrepancies in the text arising from translation the English text shall



15.2 For further information about the exhibition, please contact Mr. Andrey Strygin, Coordinator of

the Exhibition and/or Mr. Igor Rodin, Commissioner General (See Article 13 for contact details).

The Organizing Committee of the ROSSICA   2013 International Philatelic Show.


Special representative of President of Russian Federation for humanitarian cooperation;
Chief of the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency.

Deputy Chairman:

Honorary President of the Union of Philatelists of Russia

General Director of the Russian Post Federal State Unitary Enterprise

Deputy-Chairman of the Board of the Russian Peace Foundation

Honored Architect of Russian Federation, Chief of the architectural studio

Honorary members of the Organizing Committee:

W. Maassen,
President of the International Association of Philatelic Journalists (AIJP)

H. Slabbinck,
President of the European Academy of Philately (AEP)

Members of the Organizing Committee:

General Director of the Publishing and Trading Centre Marka Federal State Unitary Enterprise

Director of the A.Popov Central Museum of Communications

Director of the Biblio-Globus trading house

President of the Union of Philatelists of Russia

Chief of the Exhibition Secretariat

Chief-Editor of the Philately magazine

Consultant of Minister of Culture of Russian Federation

Director of Moscows Department of the Federal Postal Communications of Russian Post

General Commissioner, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately

President of the Russian Academy of Philately

Member of Federation Council (the upper house of Russian Parliament)

Chief of the Center for Public Affairs and Mass media of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

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