Zabivaka the Wolf was the Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football held in Russia in 2018. It won over Tiger and Cat with 52.8% votes in a Nation wide poll in which over a million votes were cast. Zabivaka was declared winner during Vachernily Urgant (Evening Urgant) TV Programme on Perviy Kanal. The Wolf’s author is a Graphic design student at Tomsk State University Ekaterina Bocharova.
Russia issued a set of three stamps on Zabivaka the Wolf was the Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football. The stamps were issued as Happy New Year stamps on 01 Dec 2017.The theme of three stamps was
22 Roubles – Strike the Ball -6,60,000 stamps were printed
33 Roubles – Ball on the Head-6,60,000 stamps were printed
35 Roubles -Run – 6,60,000 stamps were printed
A sheet let was also issued containing nine stamps -three of each variety. A total of 2,20,000 sheet lets were issued.