The first post office in Russia

29 January, Thursday

On January 29, 1833 the first post office in Russia was opened

Saint Petersburg was divided into 17 districts with 45 post stations, installed into commonly used small shops (for the reason that these shops were usually open all day long). Postmen would collect the correspondence from the stations three times during the day, sort it in the general office and bring it then to the addressees. Sending a letter cost 20 kopiykas, which was twice as much compared to sending cards or invitations. In 1834 the staff of the city post office was enlarged and the number of post stations grew. The similar service in Moscow was opened only in 1845.

January 29, 1833
  • Address: St. Petersburg, Pochtamtskaya ul, 7
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