Veniamin F. Yakovlev (1932-2018) was a D.Sci.Jus., an educator, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the First Chairman of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation, an adviser to the President of the Russian Federation. Veniamin F. Yakovlev was born on February 12, 1932, in the city of Petukhovo of the Kurgan Region. In 1953, he graduated with honors from the Sverdlovsk Law Institute, worked at the Yakutsk Law School and the Prosecutor's Office of the Yakut ASSR. He worked for about 30 years at the Sverdlovsk Law Institute, where he held the Chair of the civil law department and had the position of a Vice-Rector.
Since 1989, V. Yakovlev held the post of the Minister of Justice of the USSR. In 1991, he was elected the Chairman of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the USSR, and since 1992, he headed the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation.
In the second half of the 1980s, V. Yakovlev was transferred to Moscow and appointed the Director of the All-Union Research Institute of Legal Sciences (currently the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation). Since 1989, V. Yakovlev was the Minister of Justice of the USSR. In 1991, he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the USSR, and since 1992, he took the lead in the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation. For many years, Veniamin Yakovlev headed the Private Law Research Center, led the Presidential Council for Codification and Enhancement of Civil Legislation. In 2005, he was appointed an Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation. He took an active part in the preparation and implementation of the Concept of Development of Civil Legislation of the Russian Federation, in the formulation of draft laws on making amendments to the Civil Code.
Veniamin F. Yakovlev was one of the foremost Russian legal scholars in the field of civil law, the author of more than 300 scientific works, many of which have played a major role in the establishment and development of independent justice, the construction of a law-bound state in Russia.
The postage stamp provides a portrait of V. Yakovlev and an image of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
Design Artist: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 40 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 142×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet (3×5) with 14 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 140 thousand stamps (10 thousand sheets).