Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov is a writer and a public figure, the author of anthems’ texts of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, Chairman of the RSFSR Union of Writers.
On March 12, 2008 on the day of 95th anniversary of writer, Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding Mikhalkov the Order of the St. Andrew for his outstanding contribution to the development of Russian literature and for long-term creative and social activities.
The postage stamp depicts a portrait of S.V. Mikhalkov and a sign of the Order of the St. Andrew the First-Called.
Artist-designer: A. Drobyshev.
Circulation: 385 thousand stamps (35 thousand sheets).
Face value: 15 rub.
Size of stamp: 50х37 mm.
Form of issue: sheets with illustrated margins of 11 (3x4) stamps and a coupon.