Power Plants on Postage Stamps - Russia & the CIS
Dnieper Dam
This stamp was issued by the Soviet Union in 1932, one of numerous stamps printed over the years to commemorate the country's many massive hydroelectric developments.

Photograph courtesy of www.stamprussia.com
Posted 5 Sep 2005

Farkhad Dam
This 30k stamp was issued by the Soviet Union in 1948 as part of a set commemorating achievements of the first post-War 5y plant. The 120-MW Farkhad dam and HPP is in present-day Uzbekistan.

Photograph courtesy of stamps.ru
Posted 6 Feb 2016

Farkhad Dam
This 1R stamp was issued by the Soviet Union in 1948 as part of a set commemorating achievements of the first post-War 5y plant. The 120-MW Farkhad dam and HPP is in present-day Uzbekistan.

Photograph courtesy of stamps.ru
Posted 6 Feb 2016

Sayano-Shushenskaya
This stamp was issued in 1981 to commemorate the ongoing completion of the 6,500-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP on the Yenisei River in the Khakass Republic. This remains the largest hydroelectric plant in Russia and is one of the 10 largest power stations in the world. Development began in 1960 and construction started in 1968. The concrete arch dam reaches 245.5m in height and is 1,066m long. There are 10 generating units. The electromechanical equipment had to be largely rebuilt after a catastrophic accident in Aug 2009.

Image courtesy of delcampe.net
Posted 27 Jul 2013

Shatura
The first peat-fired unit at the Shatura plant opened in 1925. This stamp was issued by Russia in 1955 to commemorate the plant's 30th Anniversary. The site is about 130km from Moscow and now has about 1,000 MW of gas-fired capacity.

Image courtesy of www.stamprussia.com
Posted 2 Jan 2006

Volkhov
Volkhov was one of the first large-scale hydroelectric plants built in Russia. This stamp was issued in 1930 to commemorate the facility's contribution to industrial development, including a nearby aluminum smelter.

Image courtesy of Марки Страны Советов (wikipedia)
Posted 8 May 2011

 
Volzhskaya
This stamp commemorates the construction start for this 2,500-MW HPP on the Volga. The 23 Kaplan sets came online from 1958 to 1961. The work force peaked at about 25,000.

Image courtesy of www.stamprussia.com
Posted 14 Aug 2016

Zuevskaya-I
This 60k stamp was issued by the Soviet Uion in 1948 as part of a set commemorating achievements of the first post-War 5y plant. The image shows tehe first TPP in Zuev, Ukraine. This was commissioned from 1931 to 1939 and reached 250 MW installed. The plant was rebuilt from 1944 to 1946, again reaching 250 MW. It was closed in 1977 and replaced by a modern facility.

Photograph courtesy of stamps.ru
Posted 6 Feb 2016

Updated 14-Aug-2016

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