August 23, a postage stamp dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin) to be issued

Archimandrite Antonin (1817–1894) was a clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church, an outstanding Russian religious and political figure, archeologist, historian, religious writer, Byzantine scholar, and the head of the Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission in the Holy Land.

Antonin was elected an honorary member of many Russian and international associations, and awarded with the Order of Saint Vladimir 2nd class, the Order of Saint Anna 1st class, and many more.

The postage stamp features the portrait of Archimandrite Antonin, the Transfiguration Church in Baturino Village, Kurgan Oblast, and the Ascension Monastery on the Mount of Olives, where the clergyman is buried.

Additionally, JSC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Baturino Village, Kurgan Oblast.

Design: V. Nikonov.
Face value: 27 RUB.
Size of stamp: 65×32.5 mm, size of sheet: 155×155mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps.
Circulation: 192,000 stamps (24,000 sheets).

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