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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Russia 2015 Stamp Issue
Nobel Prize Laureates - Joseph Brodsky






:: RUSSIA
 :: NOMINAL VALUE: 17 RUB 
  :: ISSUE DATE: 28 May 2015
   :: STAMP SIZE: 32.5 x 32.5 mm
    :: CIRCULATION: 288 000
     :: STAMP DESIGN: C. Ulyanovsk  



Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony {Morpheus/Matrix} or the mental institutions in Soviet Union were that good?

In 1963, Brodsky's poetry was denounced by a Leningrad newspaper as "pornographic and anti-Soviet". His papers were confiscated, he was interrogated, twice put in a mental institution and then arrested.

In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity".




Лауреат Нобелевской премии И.А. Бродский (1940-1996)

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