Day of the Russian Post Date in the current year: July 10, 2016

Day of the Russian Post Day of the Russian Post is an annual professional holiday of Russian postal workers celebrated on the second Sunday in July. It was officially established by President Boris Yeltsin in 1994 to recognize the contribution of the postal service to the development of the Russian state.

The postal history of Russia begins in the 10th century. By the 16th century, the country's postal system included over 1,500 locations. In 1634, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Tsardom of Russia signed a peace treaty. The treaty established a postal route to Warsaw, the first international route in Russia.

Great contribution to the development of the postal system in Russia was made by Peter the Great. In 1714, he established the first general post offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In 1874, Russian Post became one of the founding members of the Universal Postal Union. During the Soviet era, Russian Post operated under the Ministry of Communications.

Currently, Russia's national postal operator is a unitary enterprise founded in its modern form in 2002, following a postal reform. It is owned by the government of Russia. Russian Post employs approximately 390,000 people. All of them receive congratulations on their professional holiday on the second Sunday in July each year.

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