November 16, a postage stamp dedicated to the Battle of Moscow and the 75th anniversary of the heroic deed of the Panfilov Division's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen is issued as part of the joint issue of Kazakhstan and Russia

The Battle of Moscow was the first strategic operation in World War II, which debunked the myth the Wehrmacht forces were invincible. The operation resulted in repelling and flinging back the enemy, and protecting the Soviet Union capital.

The victory was achieved thanks to superiority of Soviet art of war, mass heroism and war effort of the people. The heroic deed of the Panfilov Division's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, some of whom were Kazakh, became a symbol of tenacious courage.

Moscow was awarded an honorary title of a Hero City together with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal in 1965.

The postage stamp features a bas-relief depicting a group of Soviet soldiers during the Battle of Moscow.

Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” will manufacture an illustrated cover with the stamps and a first day cover with cancellation (Moscow) inside

Design: S. Ulyanovskiy.
Face value: 35 RUB.
Size of stamp: 65×32.5 mm, size of sheet: 180×180 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 7 (2×4) stamps and a coupon.
Circulation: 259,000 stamps (37,000 sheets).

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