Russia post issued a set of four postage stamps featuring History of the Russian police Uniform as a part of special stamps series History of Russian uniform.
On June 7, 1718 Emperor Peter the Great by his decree established The Chief Police Office in Saint Petersburg.
History of the Russian Police Uniform
A special uniform for police officers was introduced a year later. The armament included halberds, partisans, swords and fusils with bayonets.
Since then the police uniform has undergone a number of upgrade and innovations.
The latest uniform for Russia’s police officers was presented in February 2012.
The changes in Russian Police Uniform depicted on stamps are:
– a Dragoon with a horse and a police officer (1718)
– a city policeman and a cavalry captain of the Separate Gendarmerie Corps (end of the 19th century)
– a traffic police woman and a militia sergeant major (1934)
– a senior lieutenant and a major general of the police (2012)
The cityscapes of different times are shown in the background.
Title: History of the Russian Police Uniform
Date of Issue: 8 November 2013
Denominations: 15p x 4
Source: Russia Post