March 29, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Andrei Popov (1918–1983), an actor, stage and film director, pedagogue, People’s Artist of the USSR, is to be released into circulation

Andrei Alekseyevich Popov (1918–1983) was a Soviet stage and film actor, theatre director and pedagogue. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize (1950) and a People’s Artist of the USSR (1965).

Among his best cinema roles were Novikov in The Ward, Adamov in The Seventh Companion, Logunov in Taming of the Fire, Krymov in The Story of a Human Heart. Special mention should be made of his acting in screen versions of classic novels: Dyukovsky in The Sweedish Matchby Anton Chekhov, the pawnbroker in A Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nazansky in The Duel by Alexander Kuprin, William Shakespeare’s heroes – Iago in Othello and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. One of Popov’s significant screen performances is Zakhar the servant in A Few Days from the Life of I.I. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov.

The postcard with a commemorative stamp features Andrei Popov’s portrait and a film scene from Othello (Mosfilm Studio, 1955).

In addition to the postcard, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.

Design: R. Komsa.
Circulation: 10 thousand.

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