Russian Diplomatic Passport of Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich

Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich 
Russian diplomatic passports are not easy to grab for collectors, but a friend of mine had the chance and shared the pictures with me and allowed me to publish this article. I even had a YT video online, which was sadly deleted by the platform.

Who was Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich?

Diplomatic Passport - VP Russian Cable Television Association. Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich Born on May 18, 1938, V.G. Makoveev completed his education at the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications in 1960, specializing in the radio department. He further pursued his studies at the institute’s correspondence graduate school, earning the title of Candidate of Technical Sciences in 1964. Makoveev, now an Associate Professor and Honored Communications Worker of the Russian Federation, has been recognized with three orders and two medals for his contributions.

300 scientific papers published

Throughout his career, Makoveev published over 300 scientific papers, including 11 books and 4 inventions. From 1959 to 1967, he held various roles at MEIS, such as senior technician, laboratory head, and department head. Notably, he led the development of the first equipment for converting television standards in the USSR under the Molniya – 1 project. Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich 

USSR State Television and Radio

From 1967 to 1970, Makoveev served as the chief engineer of the All-Union Television Center in Ostankino, overseeing the installation and commissioning of the entire complex. Following this, he headed the All-Russian Research Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting of the USSR State Television and Radio from 1970 to 1978. During this period, Makoveev played a pivotal role in creating domestic studio video recorders for color television broadcasting and mobile video recording stations. Under his guidance, a comprehensive long-term plan for the development of television and radio broadcasting in the USSR was implemented successfully.

CPSU Central Committee Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich 

Moving to the CPSU Central Committee apparatus from 1978 to 1987, Makoveev managed organizational and technical aspects related to television and radio broadcasting. In 1987, he assumed the position of Deputy Chairman of the USSR State Committee on Technology, contributing to the integration of electronic methods into film technology.

USSR State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company

Returning to television in 1991, Makoveev held several key positions, including deputy chairman of the USSR State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, deputy chairman of the RGTRK Ostankino, and deputy and first deputy head of the Russian Federal Service for Television and Radio Broadcasting. During this time, he focused on preserving the existing state television and radio broadcasting system and supporting entrepreneurship in the industry.

Russian Cable Television Association Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich 

After retiring from the civil service in 1999, Makoveev became the vice-president of the Russian Cable Television Association. He also serves as an adviser to the Rospechat FA and teaches at the Humanitarian Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting. He did in 2012.

The Passport

Diplomatic version with several diplomatic visas like EU, USA, and Switzerland. Makoveev Vladimir Grigorievich 

Diplomatic ID for a USSR delegate of NATO disarmament



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1. What are the earliest known examples of passports, and how have they evolved?

The word "passport" came up only in the mid 15th Century. Before that, such documents were safe conducts, recommendations or protection letters. On a practical aspect, the earliest passport I have seen was from the mid 16th Century. Read more...

2. Are there any notable historical figures or personalities whose passports are highly sought after by collectors?

Every collector is doing well to define his collection focus, and yes, there are collectors looking for Celebrity passports and travel documents of historical figures like Winston Churchill, Brothers Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read more...

3. How did passport designs and security features change throughout different periods in history, and what impact did these changes have on forgery prevention?

"Passports" before the 18th Century had a pure functional character. Security features were, in the best case, a watermark and a wax seal. Forgery, back then, was not an issue like it is nowadays. Only from the 1980s on, security features became a thing. A state-of-the-art passport nowadays has dozens of security features - visible and invisible. Some are known only by the security document printer itself. Read more...

4. What are some of the rarest and most valuable historical passports that have ever been sold or auctioned?

Lou Gehrig, Victor Tsoi, Marilyn Monroe, James Joyce, and Albert Einstein when it comes to the most expensive ones. Read more...

5. How do diplomatic passports differ from regular passports, and what makes them significant to collectors?

Such documents were often held by officials in high ranks, like ambassadors, consuls or special envoys. Furthermore, these travel documents are often frequently traveled. Hence, they hold a tapestry of stamps or visas. Partly from unusual places.

6. Can you provide insights into the stories behind specific historical passports that offer unique insights into past travel and migration trends?

A passport tells the story of its bearer and these stories can be everything - surprising, sad, vivid. Isabella Bird and her travels (1831-1904) or Mary Kingsley, a fearless Lady explorer.

7. What role did passports play during significant historical events, such as wartime travel restrictions or international treaties?

During war, a passport could have been a matter of life or death. Especially, when we are looking into WWII and the Holocaust. And yes, during that time, passports and similar documents were often forged to escape and save lives. Example...

8. How has the emergence of digital passports and biometric identification impacted the world of passport collecting?

Current modern passports having now often a sparkling, flashy design. This has mainly two reasons. 1. Improved security and 2. Displaying a countries' heritage, icons, and important figures or achievements. I can fully understand that those modern documents are wanted, especially by younger collectors.

9. Are there any specialized collections of passports, such as those from a specific country, era, or distinguished individuals?

Yes, the University of Western Sidney Library has e.g. a passport collection of the former prime minister Hon Edward Gough Whitlam and his wife Margaret. They are all diplomatic passports and I had the pleasure to apprise them. I hold e.g. a collection of almost all types of the German Empire passports (only 2 types are still missing). Also, my East German passport collection is quite extensive with pretty rare passport types.

10. Where can passport collectors find reliable resources and reputable sellers to expand their collection and learn more about passport history?

A good start is eBay, Delcampe, flea markets, garage or estate sales. The more significant travel documents you probably find at the classic auction houses. Sometimes I also offer documents from my archive/collection. See offers... As you are already here, you surely found a great source on the topic 😉

Other great sources are: Scottish Passports, The Nansen passport, The secret lives of diplomatic couriers

11. Is vintage passport collecting legal? What are the regulations and considerations collectors should know when acquiring historical passports?

First, it's important to stress that each country has its own laws when it comes to passports. Collecting old vintage passports for historical or educational reasons is safe and legal, or at least tolerated. More details on the legal aspects are here...

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