The Siege of Sevastopol and the Crimean Campaign lasted from September 24, 1941, to July 4, 1942.
During the combat operations, the Red Army soldiers and Navy sailors displayed mass heroism and endurance while defending Sevastopol, the main naval base of the Black Sea Fleet. The Crimean Campaign and the Siege of Sevastopol was of strategic importance. The Soviet troops were containing the enemy at the south direction for 10 months hindering the Nazi from launching an offensive to the Caucasus.
The postage stamp features a bas-relief depicting a group of soldiers that took part in the Crimean Campaign and the Siege of Sevastopol during World War II.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured first day covers and postmarks for Moscow and Sevastopol.
Design: S. Ulyanovskiy
Face value: 41 RUB.
Size of stamp: 65×32.5 mm, size of sheet: 180×180 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 7 (2×4) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 287,000 stamps (41,000 sheets).