Recipients of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called (ongoing stamp series)
Recipients of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called is an ongoing series of stamps issued by the Russian Post. The series is devoted to persons honoured with the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, the highest civilian and military award of the Russian Federation. The stamp series started in 2011, as of 24 October 2014 ten stamps of the series were issued; the series will continue.
The recent Russian Order of St. Andrew is considered as the re-established order of the same name existed in the Russian Empire in 1698–1917. The imperial order was re-instated as an award of the Russian Federation by the Decree of the President No 757 on 1 June 1998.
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called is awarded to prominent statesmen and public figures, eminent representatives of science, culture, the arts and various industries for exceptional services, for promoting the prosperity, grandeur and glory of Russia.
The Order may also be awarded to foreign heads of states for outstanding service to the Russian Federation.
As of 24 October 2014 there have been 16 awards of the Order of St. Andrew to 16 persons. Twice the award was presented to foreign citizens: President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev. One of the recipients, the writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, refused the award.
Issue I, 1 September 2011
Dmitry Likhachov (1906– 1999), a Soviet and Russian philologist, art historian, literary man and public figure. Marka No 1509, Michel No 1741.
Boris Petrovsky (1908– 2004), a Soviet and Russian surgeon and a statesman, the Minister of Health of the USSR in 1965–1980. Marka No 1510, Michel No 1742.
Issue II, 29 June 2012
Valery Shumakov (1931– 2008), a Soviet and Russian surgeon and transplantologist, the founding father of organ transplants in the Soviet Union. Marka No 1604, Michel No 1836.
Issue III, 2013
Sergey Mikhalkov (1913–2009), a Soviet Russian poet, prose writer, dramatist and a public figure. 9 October 2013. Marka No 1737, Michel No 1969.
Issue IV, 24 October 2014
- The catalogue of the Publishing and Trade Centre Marka, the official publishers of the Russian Post.
- For further philatelic information see a description on a file page.