On March 10, a stamp dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of Konstantin Ushinsky, a writer, the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia, was put into postal circulation

Konstantin Ushinsky (1823–1871) was a writer, the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia.

Konstantin Ushinsky was born on February 19 (March 3), 1823, into a noble family; he received his primary education at home, and in 1840, he entered the Faculty of Law of the Moscow University. He used to work part-time as a translator and press reviewer in magazines.

In January of 1854, Ushinsky worked as a teacher of Russian literature at the Gatchina Orphanage Institute. In 1855, he became a class inspector at the Gatchina Orphanage Institute. In 1859, Ushinsky was invited to the position of an Inspector of Classes of the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens. From 1860, he edited the Journal of the Ministry of Education, and in so doing he transformed it from a collection of departmental instructions into a lively, readable pedagogical journal.

In his pedagogical papers, Ushinsky substantiated the necessity of forming a whole person and therefore he believed the main task of education was to prepare a person for independent life. He worked a lot on compiling reading books for children, such as Detskii Mir (Children's World) and Rodnoe Slovo (Native Word) - a Russian textbook, which went through 157 printings, etc. They became the first popular and publicly available Russian textbooks for elementary education of children. His last major tractate was Man as a Subject of Education, the Experience of Pedagogical Anthropology (in two volumes, 1868-1869).

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Konstantin Ushinsky against the background of a classroom.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Tula, and Yaroslavl.

Design Artist: V. Khablovsky.
Face value: 45 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 15 (3×5) stamps.
Quantity: 120 thousand stamps (8 thousand sheets).

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