On November 24, a stamp dedicated to the 150th Birth Anniversary of Georgy Chicherin, a statesman, diplomat, was put into postal circulation in the History of Russian Diplomacy series

Georgy Chicherin (1872–1936) was a Soviet statesman, revolutionary and diplomat.

He was born on November 24, 1872, in the Tambov Province into a noble family. In 1877-1896, he lived in Tambov, studied in the Tambov male secondary school. In 1895, he graduated from the History and Philology Faculty of the St. Petersburg University. In 1898, he entered the service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Since 1905, Chicherin was a member of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party. On January 21, 1918, he was appointed Deputy Commissar of Foreign Affairs. He signed the Brest Treaty on March 3, 1918. In 1920, he concluded a peace treaty with Estonia. In 1921, he concluded treaties with Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. He headed the Russian delegation at the Genoa and Lausanne Conferences, which paved the way for the country escaping from the economic and political isolation

In 1918-1930, Chicherin was the People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs of the RSFSR, USSR. He was an architect of a new diplomatic apparatus of the Soviet State; he outlined the tasks and methods of the new diplomacy.

The postage stamp features a portrait of Georgy Chicherin.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamps, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tambov.

Artist: A. Zoteeva; Design: R. Komsa.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 130×104 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (3×2) stamps.
Quantity: 66 thousand stamps (11 thousand sheets).

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