June 7, an envelope with an original stamp dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of Konstantin Balmont is issued

Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (1867–1942) was a Russian poet and novelist, a literature critic, and translator. He was one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry. His translations and personal works, such as The History of Scandinavian LiteratureThe History ofItalian LiteratureUnder the Northern SkyIn BoundlessnessSilenceBurning BuildingsEvil CharmsFirebird. Slav's SvirelGreen VertogradWords Like KissesSpanish Folk Songs. Love and HatredLet Us Be Like the SunOnly Love, and Liturgy of Beauty were published in 1895–1911.

The writer authored 35 poem collections, 20 books of prose, and large number of translations from various languages (William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oscar Wilde, Gerhart Hauptmann, Charles Baudelaire, Hermann Sudermann, etc).

The envelope with an original stamp bears several images. The original stamp features a portrait of Konstantin Balmont. The main image depicts book covers and the line from a verse: “I came to this world to see the Sun…”, as well as a signature facsimile.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture special cancellation postmarks for Shuya, Ivanovo Oblast.

Design: Kh. Betredinova
Circulation: 1,000,000 copies.

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