Russia. Prominent historians

26 Jan., 2016, press release

On January 28, 2016 Post of Russia will issue two stamps dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the historian Vasily Klyuchevsky and 250th anniversary of the writer and historian Nikolai Karamzin in the "Prominent historians of Russia" series. The stamps illustrate portraits of the historians with their publications on the backgrounds.


Vasily Klyuchevsky (1841-1911) was born in the family of a village priest. In 1865 he graduated from the historical-philological faculty of Moscow University. On 1867 he started to teach. On 1882 Klyuchevsky became a professor of Russian history at Moscow University; on 1889 - a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences; on 1900 he became an Academician of Russian History and Antiquities; on 1908 - Honorary Academician of belles-lettres. "Course of Russian history" in 5 parts is considered to be the most famous scientific work of Klyuchevsky.





Nikolai Karamzin (1766-1826) was born in Simbirsk province. He was educated at home, then studied in a private school in Moscow; attended lectures at Moscow University. In the mid-1790s Karamzin started to concentrate more on the history issues. He leaves the fiction literature and works mainly on the "History of the Russian State" (Vol. 1-12, 1816-1829), one of the most significant works in Russian historiography.





Type of issue: sheets of 8 stamps (3×4) with 4 coupons (4 horizontal strips)
Stamp Size: 37×50mm
Sheet Size: 180×188mm 
Circulation: 200,000 ex. (50,000 sheets)

First Day Cover will be in Moscow and Penza on 28th of January 2016

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