January 18, a postage stamp dedicated to the geologist and teacher Nikolai Lavyorov is to be put into circulation as part of the “Full Cavalier of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” series


Academician Nikolai Pavlovich Lavyorov (1930−2016) was a major specialist in geology, geochemistry of uranium, mineral exploration and development who significantly contributed to the creation of the mineral reserve base of the country.

Nikolai Lavyorov supervised the development of the latest technologies for exploitation of uranium deposits. He was a member of the Chernobyl accident elimination team.

For his outstanding contribution in the development of the national science and longstanding fruitful activities, Nikolai Lavyoriv was awarded Orders “For Merit to the Fatherland”, all classes.

The postage stamp features Nikolai Lavyorov’s portrait and an Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”.

In addition to the stamp, JSC “Marka” is to release a FDC and first-day postmark for Moscow.

Design: А. Moskovets.
Face value: 27 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of coupon 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 146×170 mm.
Form of issue: sheet of illustrated margins of 14 (3×5) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 280 thousand stamps (20 thousand sheets).

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