Russia. Patriarch Tikhon
03 Nov., 2015, press release
On November 5, 2015 Post of Russia will issue a stamp dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Tikhon. The stamp illustrates the Patriarch with figures of churches on the background.
Patriarch Tikhon (Vasily Belavin, 1865-1925) was the first Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, after the restoration of the patriarchate (from 1917 to 1925). During the revolution and civil war, Patriarch Tikhon took measures to normalize relations between religious people, the clergy and the state, called for an end of violence; he opposed the separation of church and state and the seizure of the church property. In 1922 he was arrested and imprisoned in Donskoy Monastery with charges of anti-Soviet activity. In 1988, Tikhon was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church. The Day of glorification of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia is celebrated on October 9.
Type of issue: sheets of 12 stamps (4×3)
Stamp Size: 37×50mm
Sheet size: 170×168mm
Circulation: 396,000 ex. (33,000 sheets)
First Day Cover will be in Moscow on 5th of November 2015