On May 17, an official ceremony took place of special cancellation of a postal block dedicated to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya

The ceremony was held in the Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery in Moscow. The event was attended by Dmitry Solovyov, the Deputy Secretary of State of the Union State of Russia and Belarus; Marianna Shchetkina, the Head of the Representative Office of the Permanent Committee of the Union State in Minsk; Vladimir Prokoptsov, the Director General of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus; and Viktor Kalinin, the First Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

The postal block tax value is 150 rubles; the margins of the block feature a portrait of Vitold K. Byalynitsky-Birulya (A. Moravov, 1908, National Museum of Art of the Republic of Belarus) against the interior of the Chaika country house; the stamp provides a copy of painting Gray Day by V. Byalynitsky-Birulya (between 1917 and 1920, State Russian Museum). The print run of the Russian postal block is 25 thousand items (1st emission type) and 5.3 thousand items (2nd emission type). The print run of the Belarusian postal block is 12 thousand items.

Today the postal block within a joint issue of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus was put into postal circulation and went on sale in post offices throughout the country and the Collectioner show room chain.

Traditionally, issues of the state valuable postage matter are timed to landmark historical events, as well as are dedicated to outstanding personalities and major backbone enterprises of the Russian economy.

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