Russia was one of the powers which occupied Crete in 1898. It had a post office at Rethymnon within its own sphere of administration. The service operated for a short time only: from 13 May 1899 to 29 July 1899. Four types were issued inscribed RETHYMNO with a total of 37 stamps.
- Date: 1899
- Currency: 4 metallik = 1 grosion