April 18, in a joint release of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus a souvenir sheet "70 years of the Liberation of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine from Fascist Invaders" is to be released into circulation

This year is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine from fascist invaders. In 1942-1943 Soviet troops had a significant victory in the defense of Stalingrad, the North Caucasus and Kursk battles. In the autumn of 1943 the Red Army began the liberation of Ukraine territories. The liberation was continued with forcing of the Dnieper and the occupation of important USSR areas. The "Bagration" operation played a significant role in the war. Because of it the Soviet army managed to expel the enemy from Belarus, Estonia, and Lithuania. As a result, by the end of 1944 the USSR territory was liberated from the fascist invaders.

At the souvenir sheets depicted civilians greeting the soldiers of the Red Army.

The illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with the souvenir sheet of the Russian Federation, the souvenir sheet of the Republic of Belarus, and first day covers with quicklime (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg).

Design: S. Ulyanovskiy.
Face value: 50 RUB
Size of souvenir sheet: 148 × 70 mm; size of stamp in the sheet: 58 × 26 mm.
Circulation: 85 thousand sheets.

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