Sunday, 3 March 2013

A Russian Post Office

Card no 416 –  Dasha (Dariya)
A Russian Post Office
Country Card Sent From: Russia
Place Card Sender Lives: Moscow  
Date Received: 24th February 2013
Distance Travelled:  1,618 miles
Time Taken: 17 days

This Post Office is in Pavy, a town in Russian Federation, in the state/region of Pskovskaya Oblast’.  The population of Pavy is under 1000.

Noyta means mail. Noyta actually isn’t a real word – because Russia has a different alphabet to the UK, USA and most of Europe.  It’s just what the word looks like in the Roman alphabet. The correct spelling in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet is Почта, which is pronounced as ‘Pochta’.

Noyta is also the name of the Russian postal company Russian Post (Почта России), who employ almost 400,000 people, and have a reputation for not being very reliable any more.

The card's stamps included this one from November 2011.

It represents the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in December 1991. The flag of CIS, the national flags of the members of CIS.  In the adopted Declaration the participants of the Commonwealth declared their interaction on the basis of sovereign equality.  At present the CIS unites: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

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