24 Russian Post – Automatic Letter Sorting

Russian Post – Automatic Letter Sorting

Posted on April 15, 2010 by team

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Automatic letter sorting appeared in the USSR in the 60s. 180 letter sorting machines were commissioned and people were taught to write postal codes on envelopes. First attempts to use computer technologies failed due to many circumstances and after collapse of the USSR the post had to return to manual sorting again.

Now in the regions post will be grouped in containers and sent to the automatic letter sorting center in Moscow to be sorted. The center makes a detailed sorting till 3 millions mails a day. Nearly 25% of the country post exchange will be carried out through the Moscow center of automatic letter sorting. The Automatic Letter Sorting Center is the largest center in the Eastern Europe, its square is 29000 m2 where about 900 employees work. The center’s output is 3 million mails a day.

Correspondence inside of one region also will be sent initially to the center, they say it will make the process faster.

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Paper correspondence initially goes to CFC (stamping machines).


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24 Responses to “Russian Post – Automatic Letter Sorting”

  1. First!! says:

    I’m First? Really? never have been first before.

  2. Baron says:


  3. Andrey says:

    Belt-driven character recognition, FTW!

  4. ANNAMAZ says:

    people dont know anything about long-ago-invented EMAIL over there? :-)

  5. Sarkawi says:

    3 million mails per day? Woww…!!

  6. Yevgeniy says:

    These russian uniform hats are so ugly.

  7. Wow, the post office, thrilling. Where are the Ak-47’s? How come the postal workers aren’t hot? Like postal workers in USA?

  8. Steamed McQueen says:

    Where is the section where they open foreign mail to see what is inside the envelope?

    • VITTUIX-MAN says:

      Why, that’s in the customs office, of course!
      Supposedly the militia does random sniffer dog testing in domestic mail sorting centers too.

  9. Kent_Diego says:

    The ruler is in inches!

  10. Allan Martins says:

    Really cool, I wish my country would have such a high-tech system

  11. @Kent_Diego

    The ruler is in cm. The world is metric.

  12. GinoPanino says:

    Thanks a lot, very interesting!

  13. cr says:

    This is fascinating, thanks.

  14. Chris says:

    Are these machines Russian made, or imported?

  15. Im searching for sites related to this. English Russia » Russian Post – Automatic Letter Sorting was a wonderful read. Glad I found you. Thanks

  16. Paryk says:

    This one looks rather modern, i wouldn have expected anything but something like that in Russia ;)

  17. ybk says:

    welcome to 1990 russia

  18. You want it, we got it, Police Decals, Emblems, License Plates, Frames and Collectibles

  19. Josie says:

    I can imagine it’s pretty interesting to work there.

  20. Alan Ross says:

    I happened to stumble on this today. Wow! It is really great to see how early the innovation was discovered for your post office here. I’ve seen some of the uniforms on others sites also.

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