Vladimir Karpov (1922-2010) was a Soviet writer, essay writer, and public figure.
He was born on July 28, 1922, in Orenburg. He lived in Tashkent and studied at the Tashkent Infantry School.
In November of 1942, he went to the front. From January of 1943, Karpov served in a reconnaissance platoon of the 629th Rifle Regiment of the 134th Rifle Division of the 41st Army. Later on, he was a reconnaissance platoon commander. By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 4, 1944, Vladimir Karpov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. In 1945, he published his first literary works.
In 1947, Karpov graduated from the M.V. Frunze Military Academy and in 1954, from the part-time department of the Literature Institute named after A.M. Gorky. In 1947-1954, he worked in the General Staff (GRU). In 1954-1965, he served in the Red Banner Turkestan Military District. He was a regiment commander, a chief of staff of the 53rd Guards Motorized Rifle Division and worked in the General Staff.
Since 1962, Vladimir Karpov was a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR. In 1966-1973, he was a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the State Committee on Press of the Uzbek SSR. In 1973-1981 Karpov was a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Oktyabr (October) magazine. From 1981 to 1986, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Novy Mir (New World) magazine. From 1986 to 1991, Karpov held the position of the First Secretary of the Board of the Union of Writers of the USSR.
Vladimir Karpov was the author of many books, including such books popular in our country and abroad as Commander and Marshal Zhukov. His writings are distinguished by high artistic value and documents based investigative depth.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp provides a portrait of Vladimir Karpov; the main image features a collection of works by V. Karpov and a medal of Hero of the Soviet Union against the backdrop of a wartime photograph.
In addition to the issue of the envelope with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka produced special cancels for Moscow and Orenburg.
Design Artist: R. Komsa.
Quantity: 500 thousand envelopes.