Vasily Ivanovich Petrov was a Soviet military commander, a Marshal of the Soviet Union, and a Hero of the Soviet Union. During the Great Patriotic War, he was a commander of a platoon, a squadron of automatic riflemen, and a deputy executive officer of a motorized rifle brigade. He took part in combat activities at defending Odessa, Sevastopol, the Caucasus, assault crossing the Dnieper and the Dniester rivers, as well as liberating Romania and Hungary. He served at staff and commanding positions in the Army after the war.
He was awarded four Orders of Lenin, as well as the Orders of the October Revolution, Red Banner, Patriotic War, 1st and 2nd class, two Orders of Red Star, the Order For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class, an Order of Alexander Nevsky, and 14 USSR medals, orders and medals of foreign countries.
The envelope with an original stamp features a portrait of Vasily Petrov against a background of a tank battle, the Gold Star Medal, and an emblem of celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945.
Additionally, FSUE PTC “Marka” manufactured a special cancellation postmark for Moscow and Chernolesskoye Village, Stavropol Krai.
Envelope design: R. Komsa
Emblem design: A. Moskovets
Circulation: 1,000,000 copies.