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Ukrainian stamp to honor Taras Shevchenko

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The Ukrainian Post has launched a stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the famous Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko's poetry contributed greatly to the growth of Ukrainian national consciousness, and his influence on various facets of Ukrainian intellectual, literary, and national life is still felt to this day.

Although Shevchenko is better known as poet, his paintings are also famous and spread in different world museums. The stamp illustrates one of his works, the portrait of a nanny - girl wearing the national Kazakh costume.

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