Fazu Gamzatovna Aliyeva (1932–2016) was an outstanding poet, novelist and journalist, as well as a prominent public figure, a national poet of Dagestan and a holder of the Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called.
She authored more than 80 books of poems and novels, many of which were translated into 68 languages. Fazu Aliyeva was awarded two Badges of Honor Orders, the Order of Peoples’ Friendship, Orders of Merit for the Motherland 3rd
classes, and the Order of Merit for the Republic of Dagestan, along with many foreign and civic awards and literary prizes. She was awarded the title of the national poet of Dagestan in 1969. She was awarded the Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, Russian highest decoration, for her special merit to the Motherland in 2002.
The postage stamp bears a portrait of Fazu Aliyeva against the background of a desk and a badge of the Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called.
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Design: A. Drobyshev.
Face value: 27 RUB.
Size of stamp: 50×37 mm, size of sheet: 170×168 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 11 (3×4) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 231,000 stamps (21,000 sheets).