It has already become a tradition that, every year, several KEP stamps are dedicated to the birth anniversaries of outstanding personalities of different countries. In 2018, the anniversaries of the great Kyrgyz writer, Chinghiz Aitmatov, the outstanding Russian writers, Ivan Turgenev and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as the German scientist and politician Karl Marx, are celebrated. The relevant KEP stamps will be issued on the birthdays of these personalities.
On May 5, 2018, a KEP postage stamp, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, is put into circulation.
Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, sociologist, economist, political journalist and militant. He was the author of the classical scientific work on political economy "Capital: A Critique of Political Economy" (“Das Kapital”, 1867). The doctrine of Marx and his followers had a profound impact on the historical events of the 20th century, including the fate of the Kyrgyz people.
According to an Internet poll conducted in 1999 by the BBC, Karl Marx was named the greatest thinker of the millennium, and according to the catalog of the Library of Congress (USA), more scientific works are devoted to Marx, than to any other person.