UN issues post stamp dedicated to Rustaveli’s 850th anniversaryBack

 The United Nations has issued a post stamp dedicated to the 850th anniversary of the birth of Georgia’s iconic 12th century poet, Shota Rustaveli.

The presentation of the post stamp and a celebration event of Georgian Independence Day was held On May 24 at the headquarter office of the UN.

The post stamp features a portrait of Rustaveli, a map of Georgia in the colours of the flag of Georgia, a quotation from Rustaveli’s famous poem, A Knight in the Panther’s Skin.

The post stamp will come into circulation on May 26, the day when Georgia celebrates 100th anniversary of the creation of the first Democratic Republic of Georgia.

Also a concert titled „Georgian Overtones” of Georgian pianist Giorgi Mikadze and ensemble Basiani was held within the event.