On June 28, postage stamp of a series “Cavaliers of The Order of the St. Andrew the First-Called” devoted to R.G. Gamzatov is issued


Rasul Gamzatovich Gamzatov (1923–2003) was outstanding Avar Soviet and Russian poet, publicist and politician. He was the People’s poet of Dagestan ASSR (1959), Hero of Socialist Labour (1974), was awarded Lenin Prize (1963) and Stalin Prize of third class (1952), member of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (since 1944).

The first book in Avar by Gamzatov was issued in 1943. He also translated  classical and modern Russian literature into Avar, including Pushkin, Lermontov, Mayakovsky and Esenin. Rasul Gamzatov acted as member of editorial board of the following magazines and newspapers: “New world”, “Friendship of Peoples”, “Literaturnaya Gazeta”, “Literaturnaya Rossiya” and others. He was Head of since 1951 Writer’s Organization of Dagestan,   Deputy to the Supreme Soviet of USSR of 6th-8th callings (since 1962). Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of USSR (1962–1966, since 1971). Full member of Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Postage stamp depicts portrait of R.G. Gamzatov and The Order of the St. Andrew the First-Called.

Design: А. Drobyshev

Face value: 15 rubles

Size of stamp: 50х37 mm, size of sheet: 170х168 mm

Form of issue: sheets of 11 stamps (3х4) and coupon


Circulation: 385 000 of each stamp (35 000 of sheets)

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