October 15, a souvenir sheet with one stamp “200th Birth Anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), Poet, Writer” is to be released into circulation

Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) - Russian poet, novelist, playwright, painter.

 Lermontov arrived in Moscow in 1827 and began to write poems. His first poems were “Circassians” and “The Prisoner of the Caucasus”. In 1828 he was enrolled in the Moscow University boarding school. While studying, he was editing a handwritten magazine "Morning Star", and his poem "The Indian" was released there.

The publication of the poem "The Death of the Poet" (1837) was the turning point in his works. This poem was his furious response to the death of Alexander Pushkin. In March 1837 M. Lermontov was arrested and then transferred to Nizhny Novgorod Dragoon Regiment in Georgia by the Tsar order for dissemination of the poem.

In May 1841 the poet arrived in Pyatigorsk and received permission to stay for the treatment. Here he met Martynov, and July 15, 1841 they held a duel, which was the cause of the poet's death.

Mikhail Lermontov in his short, but creative life glorified Russian literature.

The stamp depicts a fragment of a portrait of Mikhail Lermonto painted by the artist Gorbunov (1883 Pushkin House RAS) and "A view of the Krestovaya Mountain from the gorge near Kobi” painted by Lermontov (1837, Pushkin House RAS). The margins of the souvenir sheet are illustrated with autographs and sketches of the poem "Sashka" (Pushkin House RAS).

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with a souvenir sheet and a first day cover with cancellation (Moscow) inside.
Design: A. Ivanov.
Face value: 50 RUB
Size of souvenir sheet: 123 × 98 mm, size of stamp in the sheet: 52 × 37 mm.
Circulation: 85 thousand sheets.

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