Kazakhstan. Sports Legend
29 Jan., 2016, press release
On January 18, 2016 Post of Kazakhstan issued two stamps dedicated to the legendary Kazakh wrestler - Hadjimukan Munaytpasov. The stamps illustrate a portrait of the wrestler and the text of a telegram from I. Stalin in gratitude for the aircraft donated to Red Army by Hadjimukan Munaytpasov.
Hadjimukan Munaytpasov was a famous Kazakh wrestler and circus artist. He was a multiple world champion in Greco-Roman wrestling among professionals. He is the owner of around fifty different awards and medals. In the pre-revolutionary period Hadjimukan successfully performed in the international arena with such legendary fighters as Ivan Poddubny, Georg Lurich and Ivan Zaikin. During the Great Patriotic War, Hadjimukan performed to raise funds to help the army and gave a plane, which was named after Amangeldy Imanov, to the Red Army. He received a personal recognition from I. Stalin for this act.
Type of issue: sheets of 4 strips
Stamp Size: 28 х 35mm
Sheet Size: 140 х 105mm
Circulation: 10.000 ex. (2500 sheets)
First Day Cover was in Almata and Astana on 18th of January 2016