September 2, a postage stamp “The 70th Anniversary of World War II Ending” will be released into circulation


World War II (01.09.1939-02.09.1945) was the biggest armed conflict in the history of mankind.

The fighting took place on the territory of three continents and in the waters of four oceans. Around 110 million people were intended in the armies of warring countries, the death toll was more than 65 million. War engulfed the territory of 40 countries of three continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, and the four Ocean theaters of military operations (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans). The Second World War has radically changed the international situation and became a tragic lesson for the nations of the world.

The stamp depicts a Lieutenant-General Kuzma Derevyanko during the signing of the Instrument of the Japanese surrender on board of the “Missouri” US battleship in Tokyo Bay.

In addition to the issue an illustrated cover will be prepared for the release by FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre with a postage stamp and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow; St. Petersburg) inside.

Design: S. Ulyanovskiy
Face value: 17 RUB
Size of stamp: 32,5 × 65 mm; size of sheet: 154 × 154 mm
Form of issue: a sheet with illustrated margins with 8 (4x2) stamps
Circulation: 336 thousand stamps (42 thousand sheets).

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