On September 4, an envelope with a commemorative stamp dedicated 100th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Khazov (1918–1942), Tank Ace

Vladimir Petrovich Khazov (1918–1942) - tankman-ace, senior lieutenant, participant of the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Born on September 9, 1918 in the village of Lava, now of the Sursky District of the Ulyanovsk Region, in a peasant family. In 1939 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Tank School. He served in the Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army.

On the front of the Great Patriotic War - from November 1941. As commander of the company of the 235th tank battalion (6th tank brigade, South-Western Front), senior lieutenant Khazov in battles in the spring of 1942 near the settlements of Petrovsky, Ternovaya, Olkhovatka, near the city of Kharkov personally lined up and burned over ten tanks the enemy, for which he was awarded the Order of the Battle of the Red Banner.

On June 14–15, 1942, Khazov’s company destroyed thirty-one enemy tanks from an ambush. Himself Khazov in these battles set fire to eight German tanks, knocked out a few units, while maintaining his car. For this feat, by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 5, 1942, Senior Lieutenant Khazov Vladimir Petrovich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

On the envelope with the original stamp, the portrait of V.P. Khazov on the background of the tank and the emblem of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

In addition to issuing an envelope with the original stamp of JSC “Mark”, a special cancellation stamp was made for Volgograd.

Designer: R. Komsa; the author of the emblem: A. Moskovets.
Edition: 1 million copies.

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