In 1990, Boris Pasternak appeared on a Soviet postage stamp, part of a series honoring Nobel Prize winners. Soviet authorities prevented Pasternak from accepting the award in 1958, and blocked publication of his most famous novel, Doctor Zhivago, a year earlier. Pasternak's appearance on the stamp was part of "perestroika," an easing of political oppression in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
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