We announce with great sadness that Andrey Strygin passed away on 28 April 2023. The deceased was president of the Russian Academy of Philately and member of the European Academy of Philately.
According to astrophilatelist.com, Andrey Strygin was a leader in promoting and developing philately among Russian and foreign philatelists. He was Editor-in-Chief of the World of Stamps and Coins magazine and organised joint philatelic exhibitions and events in cooperation with Russian “Marka” and the European Academy of Philately for the development of philately. He was behind the “Rossika” international philatelic exhibitions held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, London, and Geneva from 2013 to 2022. He was a man of outstanding professional knowledge and personal qualities.
We send our condolences to the family of the deceased.
[photo credit: astrophilatelist.com]