August 8, four stamps in the series “The Medals. The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II 1941-1945” is to be released into circulation


The award medals were established for the defense of the Soviet cities and areas where the enemy has suffered particularly heavy losses. All active participants of these events were awarded this medal. From the first minutes of the World War II, Soviet soldiers bravely met the enemy in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk, Stalingrad, Sevastopol, Odessa, Kerch, Novorossiysk, Brest Fortress, Tula, Murmansk, Smolensk. The rare title Hero City or Hero Fortress were bestowed on these cities after the war. And the soldiers-participants were awarded the Gold Star Medal.

The stamps depict the medals “For the Defense of Odessa”, “For the defense of the Caucasus”, “For the Defense of the Soviet Arctic”, “For the defense of Kiev”.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release with eight stamps and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside.

Design: A. Moskovets.
Face value: 25 RUB
Size of stamps: 32,5 × 65 mm size of sheet: 150 × 150 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 7 (4 × 2) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 280 thousand stamps for each theme (40 thousand sheets).

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