September 19, a postal card with a commemorative stamp “100th Birth Anniversary of Yu.B. Levitan (1914–1983), radio announcer, People’s Artist of the USSR” is to be released into circulation

Yuri Borisovich Levitan was a Soviet radio announcer; his voice had a rare quality and expressiveness.

During the Great Patriotic War Yuri Levitan announced battlefield victories and orders of Joseph Stalin, the supreme commander-in-chief. He was entrusted with the announcement of Germany’s unconditional surrender and of the victorious end of the Great Patriotic War.

After the war Yuri Levitan reported state proclamations, events on Red Square and at the Kremlin Congress Palace; he also recorded sound tracks for films.

In 1965–1983 he announced the annual “Minute of Silence” and broadcasted the programme “Veterans are Speaking and Writing” on the radio.

The postcard with a commemorative stamp depicts Yuri Levitan’s portrait and a scene of the radiobroadcast by the announcer about the German surrender and the USSR Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Design: О. Parfyonova.
Face value: letter “B”.
Circulation: 12 thousand.

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