In connection with a visit and display to the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL) by members of the Russian Academy of Philately, the RPSL was awarded the Fabergé Medal.
The medal was awarded on Jan. 25 by the Russian Academy of Philately with the approval of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. At most, two medals are awarded each year (although it’s typically not awarded—or only one is awarded—each year).
The Fabergé Medal was created in memory of two outstanding philatelic collectors, Agathon Karlovich Fabergé (1876-1951) and his son Oleg Agathonovich Fabergé (1923-93), the last representatives of the world-famous House of Fabergé jewellery firm. The medal is awarded to collectors and outstanding figures of politics, science and culture who carry out public charitable activities in the promotion, strengthening and development of Russian philately.
MEMBERSHIP OF THE ORER FOR PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP
On the same occasion, RPSL President Patrick Maselis was awarded Membership of the Order for Peace and Friendship of the Russian Peace Foundation (Российский Фонд Мира). The Order’s medal was created in 2015 to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
Both medals were presented by Igor Davidovich Panfilov, UNESCO professor, deputy chairman of the Russian Peace Foundation and chairman of the board of trustees of the Russian Academy of Philately.