Александр Старостенко Tuesday, August 25, 2020

175th Birth Anniversary of Kazakh poet, composer and educator Abai Kunanbayev

On August 25, a postal stamp dedicated to the 175th Birth Anniversary of Kazakh poet, composer and educator Abai Kunanbayev was put into postal circulation

175th Birth Anniversary Abai Kunanbayev

Abai Kunanbayev (1845-1904) was a poet, writer, composer, public figure and the founder of the Kazakh written literature.

Abai’s mindset formation was affected by poets and scientists of the East who adhered to humanist ideas (Ferdowsi, Alisher Navoiy, Nîzamî Gencewî, Fizuli, ibn Sīnā and others), as well as by Russian classic literature and European literature in general. He translated works by Krylov, Lermontov, Pushkin, Goethe and Byron.

The poet is the author of more than 170 poems and 56 translations, dastans, Words of Edification. Abai was also a composer. He created about two dozen tunes that are popular to this day.

The postal stamp provides an Abai Kunanbayev’s portrait, an image of Kazakh yurts and a herd of horses.

Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 48 rubles.
Stamp size 42×30 mm; sheet size: 146×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 14 (3×5) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 126 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).

Sheet:

175th Birth Anniversary Abai Kunanbayev

In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and Baikonur.

175th Birth Anniversary Abai Kunanbayev

Special cancellation marks:

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