№ 379/окр. 150th Birth Anniversary of V.K. Arseniev (1872–1930), writer

Artist-designer – Hablovsky V.


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Vladimir Arseniev (1872-1930) was a famous traveler, researcher of the Far East, local historian, ethnographic collector and writer.

In 1903, Arseniev became a member of the Society for the Study of the Amur Region and cooperated with the Khabarovsk Local Lore Museum named after N. Grodekov. He was a member of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (IRGS), and from 1909, he was elected its full member.

The explorer undertook many expeditions with the purpose of studying the territory and population of the Far East. The regional researcher's activity during these and subsequent expeditions was multifarious: meteorological observations, topographic survey, map-making, collecting ethnographic materials, information on fauna, flora, rocks, as well as ornithology, hydrology, geology, maintaining statistics; nor the museum work remained unaddressed. He visited the Tadushi and Iman Rivers, Terney Bay, and the coast of the Tatar Strait.

Vladimir Arseniev is also known as a writer. His most known novels Across the Ussuri Krai and Dersu Uzala tell about expeditions in the Sikhote Alin Mountains, and about his meetings with the local population: the Nanais, Orochis and Udegeis.

The commemorative stamp provides a portrait of Vladimir Arseniev against the landscape; the main image features fragments of the route map of the traveler’s expeditions and his diary, and covers of books Dersu Uzala and In the Wilds of the Ussuri Krai.


Denomination Paper Printing method Format of the postal card Edition
Letter "B" Chalk surfaced Offset 105 × 148 mm 6,5 thousand postcards

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