Pvt. Vadim Konstantinovich Yermakov (1972–1996) was a gunner of the military unit 3724 of the North-Caucasus District of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. A title of the Hero of the Russian Federation was awarded (posthumously) for courage and heroism shown during a special operation.
Maj. Sergey Anatolyevich Ashikhmin (1977–2012) was a serviceman of the FSB Special Purpose Center. A title of the Hero of the Russian Federation was awarded (posthumously) for courage and heroism shown while fulfilling military duty.
The postage stamps feature portraits of the Heroes of the Russian Federation and the Gold Star Medal.
Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture first day covers and special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Vladikavkaz.
Design: R. Komsa, A. Drobyshev.
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 104×110 mm.
Form of issue: sheets with illustrated margins of 5(2×3) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 145,000 each stamp (29,000 each sheet).