Russian post issues a stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russian and Algeria. The postage stamp depicts symbolically a globe against the background of flags of Russia and Algeria. The design is different from the Algerian stamp issued on December 16, 2012 (see on the left), which leads to the conclusion that it cannot be considered as a 100% joint issue.
Diplomatic relations have been established between USSR and Algeria on March 1962, when Algeria has proclaimed its independence and stopped being a French colony. In both countries a stable foundation of friendship and mutually advantageous links has been laid by common efforts due to an active political dialogue.
The Declaration on Strategic partnership in the fields of culture, science, education, sport, tourism and archives has been signed between the countries, the agreement on creation of the Joint intergovernmental Russia-Algeria commission on trade and economic, science and research cooperation and so on has been concluded.