Feliks Dzierżyński

Fischer 2376 | Michel 2523 | Scott 2234 | Year of issue 1977 | People's Republic of Poland

100th anniversary of the birth of Felix Dzerzhinsky.

Feliks Dzierżyński


100 lecie urodzin 1877-1977 = 100 years of his birth 1877-1977.


Feliks Dzierżyński (1877-1926), the Russian spelling is Felix Dzerzhinsky.
When Lenin knew that the Russian social structure was in decay, he desperately attempted to do something about it. He began to arrest political opponents. He founded a new organisation, which became known as the Cheka, an exceptional committee against contrarevolution and espionage (the secret police). At its head he placed Feliks Dzierżyński, a Polish communist, a fanatic follower of Lenin and the Russian revolution, who stopped at nothing for serving the bolshevik issue.

Relevant pages

Feliks Dzierżyński is also depicted on the following Polish postage stamps:
Fischer 562
Fischer 2025


Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky