October 9, a postal card with a commemorative stamp “100th Anniversary of Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute” is to be released into circulation

October 23, 1914 is considered the founding date of the Russian drama college. That day Evgeny Vakhtangov, Stanislavski’s young student, the leader of an amateur art studio, gave the first class to his studs.

In the spring of 1917, after a number of successful performances, the studio was named the Moscow Evgeny Vakhtangov Drama School. In 1920 it was renamed the Moscow Art Theatre’s Third Studio, which became the Vakhtangov Theatre in 1926 with a permanent theatre school. In 1939 it was given the name of Boris Shchukin, a great Russian actor and Vakhtangov’s favourite student. In 1945 the college received the status of a higher education institution.

The Institute drama teachers are famous and greatly respected. At present along with the Russian students, postgraduate students and masters, the Institute has students from South Korea, the USA, France, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Moldova.

The postal card with a commemorative stamp depicts attributes of theatre arts and a scene of “Puss in Boots”, a graduation play of the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute students in the 2013–2014 season.

Design: А. Moskovets.
Face value: letter “B”.
Circulation: 12 thousand.

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