On 12 April within the framework of celebration of the Cosmonautics Day, the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications in Saint-Petersburg held a video conference with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with participation of H.Ture, Director General of the ITU, L. Reiman, Minister for Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation, H. Dzhao, Deputy Director of ITU, A. Bashir, Director of Telecommunication Bureau and V. Timofeyev, Director of the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau.
After that L. Reiman, Minister for Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation and V. Gorbatkko, twice awarded Hero of the Soviet Union took part in the ceremony of cancelling the stamp "50-anniversary of the age of man in space."
Postal stamps issued to the anniversary of successful launch of the first satellite represent postal block consisting of three stamps with pictures of the first satellite and the portraits of S. Korolev and K. Tsiolkovskiy. The general number of circulation is 125,000 copies.
In honour of the anniversary devoted to the launch of the first space satellite of Earth L. Reiman, Minister for Communications and Information Technologies of the Russian Federation presented the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications an exact copy of spacecraft.