December 3, two postage stamps in the series “Russia’s Outstanding Lawyers” to be issued, dedicated to F.N. Plevako1842–1909) and A.N. Radischev (1749-1802)

Fyodor Nikiforovich Plevako was born in 1842 in Troitsk, Orenburg Governorate (Chelyabinsk Oblast). His family moved to Moscow where he graduated from the Law Faculty of the Moscow State University and became a barrister at the Moscow Chamber of Appeals in 1870.
Fyodor Plevako dealt with civil and criminal suits most of which he brilliantly won. In the 1880s he was such a famous lawyer that almost all his speeches were published in the press, and the Moscovites deliberately came to court to listen to him.

Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev was born in 1749 into a noble family. In 1767 after graduation of the Page Corps he was sent to the University of Leipzig to study law.
Radishchev started serving in the Law Drafting Committee in 1801. At that time he was preparing a draft of the civil reorganization based on the civil freedom of the individual, equality of all before the law and judicial independence; he was also working on a draft of the civil code.
Alexander N. Radishchev’s is the author of such legal writings as the treatise “On the Legislation” and the letter “On Statutory Provision”. In his letter “On Statutory Provision” Radishchev promoted an ingenious idea about statistical study of criminal law phenomena, which is why he can be rightly considered a founding father of judicial statistics.

There are portraits of F.N. Plevako and A.N. Radishchev on the stamps against a moire band – the pillar of law.

FDCs with cancellation are to be issued too.

Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: 15 rub. for each stamp.
Size of stamp: 37х37 mm, size of sheet: 131х131 mm.
Form of issue: sheets of 8 (3х3) stamps with illustrated margins and a coupon.
Circulation:280 thousand copies of each stamp (35 thousand sheets).

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