“The 125th Anniversary of the Birth of A. A. Akhmatova, (1889–1966), a Poet and a Writer” Postcard with an Original Stamp To Be Issued July 7

Anna Andreyevna Akhmatova was a writer, a literary scholar and a critic, and a translator.

She was born to a family of a navy officer. She studied at the Law Department of the High Women Courses in Kiev. She lived mainly in St. Petersburg since 1910.

Akhmatova’s work is of great significance to the 20th century culture, and it won international acclaim. She received the Ethna-Taormina international prize in 1964 and an honorary doctoral degree from Oxford University in 1965.

Akhmatova’s poems are translated in a lot of languages. Her lines were set to music by A. Prokofiev, A. Vertinsky, V. Shebalin, S. Slonimsky etc.

The postcard with an original stamp depicts Anna Akhmatova’s portrait and a composition of fragments from her works “Music” and “Forgotten? I’m not even wondered!..”. 

Design: A. Moscovets
Face value: letter “B”.
Circulation: 12,000 copies

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