GLONASS postal products
On July 5, 2016 an official cancellation ceremony took place in Zheleznogorsk. Special envelopes, postal cards and stamps dedicated to the GLONASS system were cancelled in one of the town’s post offices.
Envelopes, cards and stamps depict the orbital constellation of the GLONASS system, its Glonass-M and Glonass-K navigation satellites, and the sign of the company that is credited with building these satellites – ISS-Reshetnev Company.
The cancellation ceremony was attended by Nikolay Testoyedov, director general of ISS-Reshetnev Company, who opened the event with a welcome speech and cancelled GLONASS-themed postal products. “Navigation satellites offer us the completely new quality of life in all spheres. Among many other things, they are used for positioning, cadastral work, clock synchronization in various systems and banks”, said Nikolay Testoyedov.
Special cancellation ceremonies are held to celebrate important landmarks and events, honour outstanding individuals and inventions. GLONASS-dedicated postal products were cancelled with a postmark which had been manufactured specially for this event and was used only on that day.