On February 9, an official ceremony took place of special cancellation of an illustrated pre-stamped envelope dedicated to Anatoly Koni, a lawyer, a statesman and a public figure

The event was attended by Konstantin Chuichenko, the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation; Andrey Klishas, the Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation and State Building; Talia Khabrieva, the Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Lyudmila Kuleshova, the President of the Anatoly Kony Foundation for the Support and Development of the Historical Heritage of the Russian Federation

Anatoly Koni (1844-1927) was a public figure and a forensic orator, an Honorary Academician and a Senator of the State Council. He who called himself "a servant of justice, not a flunkey of the government" got through three revolutions and followed his principles to the end of his days. Court sessions with his participation gathered full halls, since his courtroom speeches were always notable for a high psychological interest, developed on the basis of the analysis of individual circumstances of each case. His collection of essays Courtroom Speeches was published in five editions and brought the author wide fame. A. Koni was also famous as an excellent lecturer. After the revolution, when the judiciary system was abolished, he gave lectures on criminal proceedings, the theory and history of the art of rhetoric, and judicial ethics.

The Print Run of the pre-stamped envelope is 500 thousand items. The envelopes went on sale in post offices and the Collectioner show room chain.

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