Nikolai Dmitriyevich Gulayev (1918−1985) was a fighter pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, aviation colonel general. During the Great Patriotic War he distinguished himself in combats of the Battle of Kursk near Belgorod. He flew over 200 combat sorties during the war and personally shot down 55 enemy warplanes at 69 aerial fights.
The envelope with a commemorative stamp features Nikolay Gulayev’s portrait, two Gold Star medals and the emblem of the 75th
Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945.
In addition to the envelope with a commemorative stamp, joint-stock company Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Aksay, Rostov Oblast, Russia.
Design: А. Moskovets (emblem); R. Komsa (illustration).
Circulation: 1 million.