March 19, two postage stamps in the series “Submariner Heroes” are to be released into circulation


During the Great Patriotic War surface and submarine ships provided effective assistance to Red Army troops in military operations in multiple directions; they conducted combat operations to break down the enemy water communications. Heroic deeds of the “Shch-406” (under the command of captain Evgeniy Osipov) and “S-13” submarines crews (captained by Alexander Marinesko) are widely known.

Evgeniy Ya. Osipov (1913-1943) was a captain II awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for the excellent performance of combat missions in the Great Patriotic War and his valor and heroism. He was also awarded the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Patriotic War (1st class).

Alexander I. Marinesko (1913-1963) was a captain III awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously) for courage and heroism shown while opposing the Nazi aggressors in the Great Patriotic War. He was also awarded two Orders of Lenin, two Orders of Red Banner and medals “For Battle Merit” and “For the Defense of Leningrad”.

FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre prepared an illustrated cover with stamp sheet and two FDC with cancellation (Moscow; Saint Petersburg) inside.

Design: R. Komsa
Face value: 16 RUB
Size of stamps: 40 × 28 mm, size of sheet: 146 × 167 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 10 (5 × 3) stamps and 5 coupons (5 horizontal se-tenants)
Circulation: 250 thousand se-tenants (50 thousand sheets).

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