The Donbass offensive operation (August 13 – September 22 of 1943) was carried out by the troops of the South-Western Front under the command of Army General R. Malinovsky and the Southern Front under the command of Colonel-General F. Tolbukhin with the support of the Azov Flotilla.
On September 8, 1943, the capital of Donbass, Stalino (presently Donetsk), was liberated. The results of the operation were the advance of Soviet troops for up to 300 km, the completion of the liberation of Donbass (including the cities of Donetsk, Taganrog, and Mariupol) and ingress to the Dnieper. Thirteen divisions of the South Group of the Nazi Army were defeated.
The commemorative stamp provides an image of the emblem of celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945; the main illustration features the Monument to the Liberators of Donbass in Donetsk against the background of a battle map.
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||High Whiteness Modified (HWM)
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