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Check out the Belarus 2022 stamps!

Written by catpaw

February 11, 2022

Belarus started 2022 off right with some hunger inducing Belarusian Cuisine. Alexander Mityanin’s illustrations also created wonderful maxi cards that triggered a desire to go hunt down potato pancakes. Well, more specifically Draniki! But, food on stamps always does that to me.

Hopefully this year will be more interesting when it comes to the finer details of Belarus’ history and artists. I spent quite a bit of time overcoming a substantial lack of knowledge on my part of both Belarus’ culture and language. I think that might reflect in better details for each stamp. I noticed an increasing number of visits from Belarus, so I’m going to experiment with including artist & designer names in the original language. I’ve found, often names don’t translate well into English and this may make things a bit clearer to my Belarus readers. If I make an error, please let me know and I’ll correct the names immediately.

Collectors can look forward to a couple returning series and a few joint issues. Among the popular returning stamps is the annual EUROPA competition with this year’s theme Local Folktales and of course my personal favourite the Year of the Tiger. And don’t neglect the interesting cancels issued for each stamp. If you’re a post mark fan and haven’t looked at what Belarus offers, you are in for a treat. Little symbols pop up in some of the cancels that should tip you off to the country of origin. Here’s an example from the Belarusian Cuisine issues:

Belarusian food 2022 FDC cancel

Did you spot it? If you look carefully, you can see a flash of embroidery woven into the cancel design. The embroidery is part of a deep cultural tradition in the country. So much so, it appears on their flag.

Flag of Belarus

If you’re interested in learning about traditional Belarusian embroidery check this link out Belarusian traditional embroidery – patrimonial sings, meaningful symbols, and centuries-old patterns – Nationalclothing.org.

I’m not sure what else I can do to make the page more accessible, but if you have ideas, drop me a comment.

Cheers
Catpaw

January

Belarusian Cuisine

Belarusian food 2022 FDC cancel

second set shows security feature

Cranberry juice stamp Belarus 2022 stamps potato pancakes stamp Belarus 2022 stamps

Cranberry juice security featurespotatoe pancakes stamp security features

Maxi card canberry juiceMaxi Card pancakes

Belarusian food 2022 FDC Belarus 2022 stamps Belarusian food 2022 sheet of stamps

2 stamps, FDC, cancel, 2 maxi cards, sheet of 6
offset

Artist: Alexander Mityanin | Мастак А.Міцянін
Mityanin created the artwork for the 2021 series Wild Baby Animals and the Republican Wetland Sanctuary “Old Jaden graphic cover.
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya | Дызайн М.Віткоўскай
Vitkovskaya worked with Mityanin on the 2021 Wild Baby Animals stamps. She also created the Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! 2021 set.

Release date: January 5, 2022


30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China

30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China cancel

30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China stamps 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China stamp security features

30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China FDC 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the People’s Republic of China sheet of stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel sheet of 5
offset

Diplomatic relations were established on 20 January 1992.
New stamp to mark 30 years of Belarus-China diplomatic relations (belta.by)

Дызайн паштовай маркі А.Мядзведзь, дызайн канверта «Першы дзень» і спецштэмпеля С.Цырулік
Designer: Yelena Medved
Medved’s previous designs include the 2021 Medal Winners, Architecture of Belarus – Orthodox churches, and Republican Scientific and Practical Centre “Cardiology”
Cancel & FDC designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik
Tsyrulik created a number of graphic covers and stamps for Belarus last year, including the Heroes of the Soviet Union and “Happy Birthday!”,Congratulations!”, “Sa Svyatam!”

Release date: January 12, 2022


Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger

Year of the tiger Belarus 2022 cancel

Second image shows security mark

Year of the tiger Belarus 2022 stamp Year of the tiger Belarus 2022 stamp security image

Year of the tiger Belarus 2022 sheet

Year of the tiger Belarus 2022 FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel
offset

Artist: Victor Chaichuk | Мастак В.Чайчук
Chaichuk also supplied artwork for the 2021 Year of the Ox stamp.
Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik | Дызайн Я.Бядонік with the assistance of the Republican Institute of Confucius China Studies of the Belarusian State University Biadonik created 8 post marks and stamps last year including working with Chaichuk on the Year of the Ox issues.

Release date: January 18, 2022


Orsha – cultural capital of Belarus in 2022

Orsha cancel

Orsha graphic cover

graphic cover
stamp: Monument to V.S. Korotkevich, Orsha Museum of V.S. Korotkevich
cover illustrations: Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah, the complex of the Jesuit Collegium, the ethnographic museum “Mlyn”, the coat of arms of Orsha

Orsha is the administrative center of the Orsha district of the Vitebsk region, a major railway and road junction of Belarus, a significant industrial center of the country. Orsha is one of the oldest cities in the republic. The first chronicle mention of Orsha in the “Tale of Bygone Years” dates back to 1067, which is considered the date of the founding of the city.

In 2022, Orsha was declared the cultural capital of Belarus.
Belarus Post Office

Artist: Tatyana Dolskaya | Мастак Т.Дольская
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya | Дызайн М.Віткоўскай

Release date: January 19, 2022


30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Vietnam and Belarus FDC cancel

Second image shows security mark

Vietnam and Belarus stamp Vietnam and Belarus stamp security features

Vietnam and Belarus FDC Vietnam and Belarus sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 6
offset

Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik | Дызайн С.Цырулік

Release date: January 24, 2022


February

Painting – Mikhail Andreyevich Savitski (1922–2010)
part of a long running series that includes 20 previous graphic covers

Painting. M.A.Savitsky cancel

Painting. M.A.Savitsky

graphic cover, cancel

In memory of the scientist :: SAVITSKY Mikhail Andreevich (nasb.gov.by)

Artist: M.A.Savitski | Жывапіс. М.А.Савіцкі
Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik | Дызайн канверта і спецштэмпеля С.Цырулік

Release date: February 1, 2022


March

Bird of the Year – Blue Tit
Series: Birds of Belarus

Bird of the Year - Blue Tit cancel

Second image shows security mark

Bird of the Year - Blue Tit single stamp Bird of the Year - Blue Tit single stamp showing security features

Blue Tit maxi card Blue Tit FDC

Blue tit sheet of stamps

1 stamp, maxi card, FDC, cancel, sheets of 7

Eurasian Blue Tit – Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures on Animalia.bio
The blue tit is a protected species in Belarus.
BirdLife International – BirdLife is the world leader in Bird Conservation

The first Bird of the Year stamp appeared July 30, 2002. It has been featured 5 times since it’s inception.

Artist: Alexander Mityanin | Мастак А.Міцянін
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya | Дызайн М.Віткоўскай

Release date: March 1, 2022


30 years of the first Belarusian postage stamp

30 years of the first Belarusian postage cancel

3rd image shows security feature

30 years of the first Belarusian postage perf stamp 30 years of the first Belarusian postage imperf stamp30 years of the first Belarusian postage stamp security

30 years of the first Belarusian post card 30 years of the first Belarusian FDC 1

1 stamp on souvenir sheet (perforate and imperf), 2 FDCs, cancel

The history of Belarusian philately began on March 20, 1992. On the first post miniature is the Cross of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk. Created in 1161, today it is a valuable work of art and one of the most famous relics of Belarus.

Over the past 30 years, 1,452 postage stamps have been issued. They show famous natives of Belarus: outstanding historical figures and enlighteners, writers, scientists, composers, politicians, sailors, astronauts, artists. Beautiful Belarusian castles and palaces, masterpieces of national culture, holidays, significant dates, flora and fauna – all this is on the postage stamps of the Republic of Belarus. Belarus Post Newsletter March 11, 2022

FDC and cancel designer: Yelena Medved | Дызайн Алены Мядзведзь

Release date: March 20,2022


April

RCC subjects – Parks and Gardens

RCC subjects - Parks and Gardens

2nd image shows security feature

RCC subjects - Parks and GardensBelarus Bird of the year 2022 security features

RCC subjects - Parks and Gardens FDC Belarus 2022

RCC subjects - Parks and Gardens sheet of 6 stamps Belarus 2022

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 6

Stamp shows the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk. The image on the FDC is fountain in the Yanka Kupala park called “Wreath”. The Botanical Gardens official foundation date was April 17, 1932, although discussions on it’s creation began February 1931 at the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR.

Resolution No. 102 Belarus

1932 Resolution No. 102 which approved the creation of the Botanical Gardens.

The Yanka Kupala Park was built on the site of extensive WW2 damage, that included the home of poet Yanka Kupala. One of the focal points of this memorial park is the water feature “Wreath”. It shows two young women throwing wreaths into the water.

Artist Alexander Mityanin | Мастак А.Міцянін
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya | Дызайн М.Віткоўскай
Mityanin and Vitkovskaya teamed up for this year’s March Bird of the Year – Blue Tit set. They also created the 2021 Wild Baby Animals stamps, Bird of the Year – Nightjar, Rodents, and EUROPA: Endangered Wildlife.

Release date: April 5, 2022


Medalists of the XXIV Winter Olympic Games in Beijing

Olympics Belarus 2021 medalists cancel

Olympics Belarus 2021 medalists

commemorative cover, cancel

Anton Smolski and Ganna Guskova

Designer: Elena Medved

Release date: April 20, 2022, FDC cancel April 24, 2022


May

EUROPA 2022 – Stories & Myths

EUROPA. Stories and Myths Belarus canceljpg

2nd image shows security feature

EUROPA. Stories and Myths single stamp Belarus EUROPA. Stories and Myths single stamp protection Belarus

2nd image shows security feature

EUROPA. Stories and Myths single stamp 2 Belarus EUROPA. Stories and Myths single stamp 2 protection Belarus

EUROPA. Stories and Myths Belarus mini sheet EUROPA. Stories and Myths Belarus souvenir sheet 2 EUROPA. Stories and Myths Belarus souvenir sheet

EUROPA. Stories and Myths Belarus FDC

EUROPA. Stories and Myths maxi Belarus EUROPA. Stories and Myths maxi 2Belarus EUROPA. Stories and Myths maxi 4 Belarus EUROPA. Stories and Myths maxi 3 Belarus

2 stamps, 3 souvenir sheets, FDC, cancel, 4 maxi cards
offset

Wood goblin and mermaids

In Belarusian mythology, each forest has its owner – Wood goblin, who takes care of all animals and birds (saves them from fire, hunters, etc.). Wood goblin is able to increase and decrease in size, take on the appearance of various animals. It is neutral or vengeful towards a person if he violates the rules of behavior in the forest. Belief in Wood goblin contributed to the establishment of a kind of ecological balance between man and nature (forest). Belarus post Newsletter # 11 (940) April 28, 2022

All regions of Belarus are characterized by the idea of Mermaids as female characters, more often young girls in wreaths, with blond, brown, green or other loose hair, similar to thin stalks of sedge, with green or blue eyes, naked or dressed in white clothes or greens. Mermaids appeared in the forest, in the field, near the water. Their attitude towards a person depends on their compliance with the rules of behavior. (According to the encyclopedic dictionary “Mythology of Belarusians”. I. Klimkovich, V. Avtushko, edited by T. Volodina, S. Sanko. Minsk, 2011).
Belarus post Newsletter # 11 (940) April 28, 2022

Artist: Victor Chaichuk
Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik

Release date: May 6, 2022


Postman
Series:
Children’s philately – Professions

Postman Belarus cancel 2022

2nd image shows security feature

Postman Belarus 2022 Postman Belarus 2022 security

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Postman Belarus sheet 2022

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, maxi card, sheets of 12

Artist: Victor Chaichuk
Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik

Release date: May 6, 2022


30th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the State of Israel

matic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the State of Israel cancel

matic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the State of Israel

Commemorative cover, cancel

Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik.

Release date: May 13, 2022


150 years of the birth of V.K. Byalynitsky-Birulya
Joint issue of Belarus and Russia

Joint Issue Belarus and Russia Cancel moscow Joint Issue Belarus and Russia Cancel minsk.

2nd image shows security feature

Joint Issue Belarus and Russia Joint Issue Belarus and Russia security feature

1 stamp on souvenir sheet, FDC, 2 cancels (Minsk & Moscow)

Byalynitsky-Birulya previously appeared on a Belarus stamp in 1997. His artwork was featured on a 1983 USSR stamp.
Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya – 33 artworks – painting (wikiart.org)

Designer: Yelena Medved

Release date: May 17, 2022


Service dogs of the Border Guard

Service dogs of the Border Guard cancel

2nd image shows security feature

Service dogs of the Border Guard stamp one Service dogs of the Border Guard stamp one security

2nd image shows security feature

Service dogs of the Border Guard stamp two Service dogs of the Border Guard stamp two security

Service dogs of the Border Guard sheet with both Service dogs of the Border Guard sheet two Service dogs of the Border Guard sheet one

Service dogs of the Border Guard fdc

2 stamps, 2 sheets of 6, 1 sheet of 4, FDC, cancel

Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya

Release date: May 20, 2022


Birds of Belarus – Piciformes
Series: Birds of Belarus

Birds of Belarus - Piciformes impreforate sheet.

2nd image shows security feature

Eurasian three-toed woodpecker stamp one Eurasian three-toed woodpecker security feature

2nd image shows security feature

Eurasian wryneck stamp Eurasian wryneck security feature

2nd image shows security feature

Lesser spotted woodpecker stamp Lesser spotted woodpecker security feature

2nd image shows security feature

Middle spotted woodpecker stamp Middle spotted woodpecker security feature

2nd image shows security feature

Grey-headed woodpecker stamp Grey-headed woodpecker security feature

Middle spotted woodpecker sheet Lesser spotted woodpecker sheet Grey-headed woodpecker sheet Eurasian wryneck sheet Eurasian three-toed woodpecker sheet

Birds of Belarus - Piciformes souvenir sheet of all 5 Birds of Belarus - Piciformes maxi twoBirds of Belarus - Piciformes maxi threevBirds of Belarus - Piciformes maxi fourBirds of Belarus - Piciformes maxi five

Birds of Belarus - Piciformes fdc

5 stamps, sheets of 8, mini sheet of 5, 5 maxi cards, FDC, cancel

The Birds of Belarus series is a yearly issue, dating back to 2002.

Artist: Alexander Mityanin
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya

Release date: May 24, 2022


XIII Republican Festival of National Cultures

XIII Republican Festival of National Cultures cancel

XIII Republican Festival of National Cultures

Commemorative cover, cancel

Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya

Release date: May 26, 2022


June

Poisonous Mushrooms

Poisonous Mushrooms of Belarus cancels

2nd image shows security feature

Fly agaric mushrooms Belarus 2022 Fly agaric mushrooms Belarus 2022 security

2nd image shows security feature

panther cap mushrooms Belarus 2022 panther cap mushrooms Belarus 2022 security

2nd image shows security feature

death cap mushrooms Belarus 2022death cap mushrooms Belarus 2022 security

2nd image shows security feature

European destroying angel Belarus 2022 European destroying angel Belarus 2022 security

Fly agaric mushrooms Belarus 2022 sheet death cap mushrooms Belarus 2022

panther cap mushrooms Belarus 2022 sheet European destroying angel Belarus 2022 sheet

Poisonous Mushrooms of Belarus Poisonous Mushrooms FDC Belarus

Poisonous Mushrooms maxi onevPoisonous Mushrooms maxi two Poisonous Mushrooms maxi three Poisonous Mushrooms maxi four

4 stamps, 4 sheets of 7, mini sheet of 8, FDC, cancel, 4 maxi cards

Artist: Alexander Mityanin
Designer: Marina Vitkovskaya

Release date: June 1, 2022


100th Anniversary – Belarusian Prosecutor’s Office

Belarus prosecuters office cancel

Belarus prosecuters office

Commemorative cover, cancel

Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik

Release date: June 7, 2022


30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation

30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation

30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation

commemorative cover, cancel

Designer: Yelena Medved

Release date: June 7, 2022, special cancel issued June 24, 2022


30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Turkey

30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Turke cancesl

30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Turkey

commemorative cover, 2 cancels (Ankara and Minsk)

Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik

Release date: June 7, 2022, cancelation date July 1, 2022


Achievements of Belarusian Medicine

Achievements of Belarusian medicine cancel

2nd image shows security feature

Achievements of Belarusian medicine Achievements of Belarusian medicine security feature

Achievements of Belarusian medicine sheet

Achievements of Belarusian medicine FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 7

103rd anniversary of the healthcare system of Belarus

Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik

Release date: June 14, 2022


July

Astronomy – Constellations

Astronomy - Constellations cancel

2nd image shows security feature

The Goat Star The Goat Star security

2nd image shows security feature

The Stazharye The Stazharye security

2nd image shows security feature

The Three Mowers The Three Mowers security

2nd image shows security feature

The Wagon The Wagon security

The Goat Star sheet The Stazharye sheet

The Three Mowers sheet The Wagon sheet

Astronomy - Constellations sheet

Astronomy - Constellations FDC

4 stamps, 5 sheets of 4, FDC, cancel

  • The Goat Star
  • The Stazharye – pleiades
  • The Three Mowers
  • The Wagon

Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik

Release date: July 5, 2022


100th Anniversary – Archival Service of Belarus

100th Anniversary - Archival Service of Belarus cancel

100th Anniversary - Archival Service of Belarus cover

1 commemorative cover, cancel

Designer: Svetlana Tsyrulik.Светланы Цырулик

Release date: July 14, 2022


Children’s philately – Professions – Shop Assistant

Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022 single stamp cancel

2nd image shows security feature

Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022 single stamp Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022 single stamp security features

Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022 fdc Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022 maxi card

Childrens stamps shop assistant Belarus 2022

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, maxi card, sheet of 12

Designer: Yauheniya Biadonik
Cancel & FDC artist: V.Chaichuk,

Release date: July 28, 2022


August

Children philately – Professions – Builder

1 stamp

Release date: August 11 2022


Municipal arms of Belarus towns – Dobrush

1 stamp

Dobrush District Executive Committee

Release date: August 2022


September

Belarusian land – Vitebsk Region

3 stamps

Release date: September 2022


100 years of National Library of Belarus

Souvenir sheet

National Library of Belarus | Belarus.by

Release date: September 2022


October

Children philately – Jobs

1 stamp

Release date: October 2022


Happy New Year! Merry Christmas!

2 stamps

Release date: October 2022


“Green” economy in Belarus

Souvenir sheet

Release date: October 2022


November

30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Holy See

1 stamp

Release date: November 2022


See last year’s stamps Belarus 2021 stamps – Belpochta 2021

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