Saturday, October 18, 2008

Russia Ustinov PCBCS

Russia PCBCS (Post Cards Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 100th Birth Anniversary of Dmitriy Ustinov
Date of Issue: 25 September 2008

Dmitriy Fyodorovich Ustinov (Russian: Дми́трий Фё́дорович Усти́нов) (October 17, 1908–December 20, 1984) was Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union from 1976 until his death.

Dimitry Fyodorovich Ustinov was born in Samara to a working-class family. In the civil war, when hunger became intolerable, the entire family headed by Fyodor, his sick father went to Samarkand, which served as his elder brothers. Short time after that, in 1922, his father died. In 1923, together with his mother, he moved to the city of Makarev (near Ivanovo-Voznesensk) where he worked as a fitter in a paper mill. Shortly after, in 1925 his mother, Yevrosinya Martinovna died. More...

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