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Philatelic Postage Stamp Issue 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™

On 14th June MaltaPost will issue a miniature sheet bearing one stamp marking the 2018 FIFA World CupTM.

The stamp carries a face value of €3.00 and depicts the official mascot of the event. Russia's official mascot for this event is a wolf named ZabivakaTM designed by a student, Ekaterina Bocharova. In Russian, ZabivakaTM means "the one who scores", a suitable name for this wolf who radiates fun, charm and confidence. Apart from promoting the event, the mascot's role is also intended to serve as an ambassador of Russia throughout the world.

The miniature sheet, designed by MaltaPost graphic designer Sean Cini measures 84mm x 84mm and bears the Maltese Cross watermark. The stamp measures 44mm x 31mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.00 (comb.). Printex Limited printed it in offset and the issue consists of 20,000 miniature sheets.

The miniature sheet will be available as from Thursday 14 June 2018 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo, online at or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740, e-mail:

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