Gherman V. Pântea (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡerman ˈpɨnte̯a]; surname also spelled Pîntea; Russian: Герман Васильевич Пынтя, German Vasilievich Pyntya; Ukrainian: Герман Васильович Пинтя, Herman Vasilyovich Pyntya or Pintia; May 13, 1894 – February 1, 1968) was a Bessarabian-born soldier, civil servant and political figure, active in the Russian Empire and Romania. As an officer of the Imperial Russian Army during most of World War I, he helped organize the committees of Bessarabian soldiers, oscillating between loyalty to the Russian Provisional Government and the cause of Bessarabian emancipation. Pântea was subsequently Military Director of the Moldavian Democratic Republic, answering to President Ion Inculeț. He personally created a Bessarabian defense force, tasked with combating Bolshevik subversion and Russian intimidation, but also braced for defeat after the October Revolution.
On May 13, 1894, Gherman Pântea, military, politician and writer, was born in the village of Zăicani located in the north of the Republic of Moldova today. 120 days to the day after his birth, the Post of Moldova has released (on May 13, 2014) a postal stationery (L 1.75, domestic rate) in his honor. Postal stationary (print run : 10,000) with the FDC cancellation from Chisinau, designed by Oleg Cojocari. Officer in the Imperial Russian Army during the first World War, Gherman Pântea (or Pîntea) was however very engaged for the cause of Bessarabian emancipation. Read more..
According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards. Please read the news article here.
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