Starting from 2012, the Federal Communications Agency and JSC Marka
issue annually postage stamps in the Heroes of the Russian Federation
series as a tribute and a token of thanks to Russian soldiers and officers for the accomplished feats. The common feature of the people to whom these issues are dedicated are great courage, honor, a sense of duty and endless courage, which forced them to perform a feat in the name of their people and Motherland.
The postal stamp features a portrait of Alexei N. Botyan and the Golden Star
medal against the background of the sights of the city of Krakow. The quantity is 85 thousand stamps.
Alexei Nikolaevich Botyan was an outstanding intelligence officer who participated in the defense of Moscow and played a significant role in protection of the city of Krakow against destruction by German troops. His feat will always be present to the mind of his family, colleagues and friends, and will be recorded in the history of philately of the Russian Federation.