FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1980. The text on the envelope reads:”Russian poet A. A. Blok”. Alexander Alexandrovich Blok (1880-1921) was a Russian lyrical poet, writer, publicist, playwright, translator and literary critic.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1976. The text on the envelope reads:”Academician S.G. Strumilin”. Stanislav Gustavovich Strumilin (1877-1974) was a Soviet economist and statistician. He played a leading role in the analysis of the planned economy of the Soviet type, including modeling, development of the five year plans and calculation of national income. His particular contributions include the “Strumilin index”, a measure of labor productivity, and the “norm coefficient”, relating to analysis of investment activity.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1977. The text on the envelope reads:”People’s poet of Dagestan Gamzat Tsadasa”. Gamzat Tsadasa (1877-1951) was a Avar poet from Dagestan. He is the father of famous Russian writer Rasul Gamzatov.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1975. The text on the envelope reads:”Writer E. N. Permitin”. Efim Nikolaevich Permitin (1895/1896-1971) was a journalist and writer. In the First World War he commanded a platoon, then a company of scouts. After the February Revolution, he was elected to the regimental committee, during the Civil War he fought in Siberia against the Kolchakites, at the end of the war he served as the military commandant of Ust-Kamenogorsk. Demobilized after being wounded by shrapnel in the chest, he worked as a school teacher and in the Ust-Kamenogorsk department of public education. He wrote several books.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1981. The text on the envelope reads:”Academician of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. Hero of Socialist Labor”. Professor Georgy Nestorovich Speransky, known as the founder of Russian neonatology. He was the organizer, Director and scientific leader of the first State Research Institute of Maternity and Infant Care in the USSR which later was reorganized as the State Research Institute of Paediatrics of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR. He organized the first Russian medical department of childhood diseases at the Central Institute of Continuing Education for Medical Doctors, where he and his colleagues taught physiology and pathology. He was one of the initiators of a free state system of maternity and infant health care and infant mortality was decreased tenfold.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1977. The text on the envelope reads:”F.G. Chuchin Professional revolutionary initiator and one of the creators of Soviet philatel”. Feodor Grigorovich Chuchin (1883-1942) was an official in the Soviet government who was chairman of the campaign to eliminate illiteracy. He also was an author on numismatic and philatelic topics. In 1924, he published Bumazhnye Denezhnye Znaki (paper banknotes) which has become a standard work on the subject. In 1925, as Commissioner for Philately, Chuchin published his Catalogue of the Russian Rural Stamps, the local stamps of Russia known as Zemstvo stamps, the numbering system of which has become the standard used for those issues. In 1984, John Barefoot published a revised edition of Chuchin’s catalogue as volume 14 of his European Philately series.
FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1961. The text on the envelope reads:”To the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Zelinsky”. Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinsky (1861-1953) was a Russian and Soviet chemist, an academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Zelinsky studied at the University of Odessa and at the universities of Leipzig and Göttingen in Germany. Zelinsky was one of the founders of theory on organic catalysis. He was the inventor of the first effective filtering activated charcoal gas mask in the world (1915).