On May 17, envelope with commemorative stamp “The 275th birth anniversary of M.F. Kazakov (1738-1812), architect” is issued

Kazakov Matvey Fyodorovich (1738-1812) is a Russian architect, representative of classicism style, he also worked in pseudo-Gothic style. 

Since 1768 he has participated in the Expedition of the Kremlin building, in the creation of the Great Kremlin Palace (1768-1773). By order of the empress Kazakov has changed Bazhenov at the construction of the Usadba in Tsaritsyno (1786) where he has erected a new building of the Palace that remained unfinished. In Moscow Kazakov elaborated several types of town houses and public buildings which organized large town spaces: University at Mokhovaya (1786-1793), Golitsynskaya hospital (1775-1782), House-Usadba of Demidov (1779-1791), Petrovsky Palace (1775-1782). In 1776-1788 he built a building of Senate in Moscow Kremlin organically included it into the ancient ensemble. In 1786 Kazakov reconstructed the Lobnoye Mesto (Place of the Skulls) on the Red Square.

The envelope with commemorative stamp depicts the portrait of M.F. Kazakov, an architect’s image – view of the being built Petrovsky Palace (1778).

Design: A. Povarikhin.

Face value: letter “A”

Circulation:1 million pieces


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