April 2, three postage stamps in the series “The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. The Medals” are to be released into circulation

At the final stage of World War II, when German troops were expelled from the territory of the Soviet Union, the Red Army continued its offensive outside of the Soviet Union. Tough and bloody battles took place on all fronts.

The country's leadership decided to develop and establish new awards, both for the defense of the Soviet cities and regions, and for liberation and capture of European cities, where were the most fierce fightings.

The Medals in this series have been established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR of June 9, 1945 and divided into two groups: "For the Capture" and "For the Liberation".

Awards were given to soldiers of the Red Army, the Navy and the NKVD, who took part in the assault and the liberation of these cities, as well as the organizers and leaders of military operations.
The stamps depict the medals "For the Liberation of Warsaw", "For the Liberation of Prague", "For the Liberation of Belgrade".

FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre prepared an illustrated cover in addition to the issue of postage stamps. Three stamps and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) are inside.

Design: A. Moskovets
Face value: 30 RUB
Size of stamp: 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: 252 thousand stamps (36 thousand sheets).

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