100th birth anniversary of Maxim Tank

Newsletter # 36 (491) September 5, 2012
On September 15, 2012 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp 100th birth anniversary of Maxim Tank.
Designer: Nikolai Ryzhi. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 133/4: 131/2. Size of the stamp: 26x37 mm. Sheet composition: 6 (3x2) stamps. Size of the sheet: 101x97 mm. Print quantity: 60.000 stamps.
No. 936
100th birth anniversary of Maxim Tank
Elements of protection
Letter H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
Historical reference: Maxim Tank (real name Yevgeniy Skurko; born September 17, 1912 in the village of Pilkovschina, Myadel district, Minsk region; died August 7, 1995) was a Belarusian poet, translator and statesman. He was a Peoples Poet of Belarus (1968) and an academician of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1972).
His first verses were published in the manuscript magazine Prolom (Breach) (1931). His first collection of verses was named On stages (1936). Maxim Tank created many books, poems and collections of verses. His well-known books are: "The lightning track" (1957), "The gulp of water" (1964), "Let there be light" (1972) and Ave Maria" (1980). Thematic breadth and variety of forms are characteristic features of his works.
Maxim Tank also wrote verses and tales for children.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out on the stamp issuing day at the post office No.1 of Myadel.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by N. Ryzhi.

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