A New Stamp for the 80th Birth Anniversary of A. M. Brazauskas

Oct 31, 2013

On September 22, Saturday, a new stamp dedicated to the 80th birth anniversary of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas will be released.

The stamp dedicated to one of the most outstanding political figures has been created by the artist Vaclovas Butrimas. The stamp will be issued in the edition of 100 000 copies with the nominal value of LTL 1.35.

Along with the new stamp, the first day cover and a souvenir sheet will be issued. On Saturday in Vilnius Mail Post Office all postal correspondence paid by the new stamp will be cancelled with the first day cancellation.

Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas is the first President elected in Lithuania after the restoration of independence, Prime Minister of the 12th and 13th Governments, political figure, Signatory to the Act of Independence of March 11. He was born on 22 September 1932 in Rokiškis.

In 1956, A. Brazauskas graduated from the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute obtaining the speciality of an engineer in hydrotechnology. He started his career at Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant in the position of an engineer. Later on, he became the Director of Construction at the Kaunas Reinforced Concrete Construction Plant. The future president climbed the career ladder and at the age of 33 he was assigned to the post of the LCP CC Minister of the Building Materials Industry. A year later, he became the First Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Committee. In 1974, A. Brazauskas received his Doctor’s degree in Economics. On February 14, 1993, Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas was directly elected President of the Republic of Lithuania for a term of five years.

In May of 2009, A. Brazauskas revealed to the public that he had been diagnosed as having lymphatic cancer because of which he had underwent four operations. In January 2010, his condition became critical because of disease complications. The President died on the 26th of June 2010.

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