May 17, 2013

Russia FDC on "The Postman Van – Postal Vehicles"

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The Postman Van – Postal Vehicles

Date of Issue : 26 April 2013

The Russian Post is one of the oldest in Europe, it started in the 9th-10th centuries. The coachman driving was used to deliver written messages; it was a system of postal yards (yams), connecting cities of Russia with Moscow. In the first half of the 18th century the coachman driving gave place to post troikas among the advantages of which there were high speed, endurance, large capacity and good passability.

The era of famous Russian troikas came to an end when horses were replaced by the railway transport and cars.

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