The participants in the ceremony were Gennady Lopatin, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, and Vladimir Shelikhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency.
12 January 1722, in accordance with Peter the Great's decree to the Senate, the Russian Prosecutor's Office was established to "eliminate or weaken the evil resulting from disorder in affairs, injustice, corruption and unlawful acts". The prosecution agencies have transformed many times since then, their functions have changed in control over law enforcement and crime fighting. After the collapse of the USSR following law transformations, the Prosecutor General's Office finally became an independent government body outside any branch of power.
"The Prosecution Service of the Russian Federation has always, even in the crisis years, been one of reliable government institutions guaranteeing protection to citizens against criminal offence and maintaining declared rights and freedoms. To commemorate and promote its activities, the Federal Communications Agency together with JSC Marka have issued a postage stamp "Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation" with a circulation of 216 thousand copies," said Deputy Head of the Federal Communications Agency.