125th birth anniversary of Maksim Bahdanovich

Newsletter # 44 (698) December 1, 2016
On December 9, 2016 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp 125th birth anniversary of Maksim Bahdanovich.
Artist: Nikolai Ryzhi. Design: Yelena Medved.. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 13: 131/2. Size of the stamp: 26x37mm. Sheet composition: 6 (3x2) stamps. Size of the sheet: 100x100 mm. Print quantity: 54.000 stamps.
The stamp was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
Face value A is equal to the tariff of a letter up to 20 gram within Belarus.
Maksím Bahdanovich (December 9, 1891, Minsk — May 25, 1917, Yalta) is a classic of Belarusian literature. He was a poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic and translator.

Maksím Bahdanovich was one of the first poets who enriched Belarusian literature with new poetic forms and themes. He translated the works of classics of the world literature into the Belarusian language.
Musical works were recorded on the basis of his poems. Some of them became folk ones (Lyavonikha, Slutsk weavers and others). His works are translated into twenty languages of the world.
Films were made about the poet's life and work. His name was given to the streets in the capital and all regional centres of Belarus, and also in Russian towns such as Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Yalta and others.
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125th birth anniversary of Maksim Bahdanovich
Elements of protection
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC painted by N.Ryzhi,
designed by Ye.Medved
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.

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