On January 27 of 1944, one of the most tragic episodes of the Great Patriotic War ended up. The Siege of Leningrad, which had lasted 872 days from September 8 of 1941 to January 27 of 1944, was completely lifted. The blockade ring was broken on January 18, 1943.
After the blockade was broken in January of 1943, the supply of the city was gradually normalized, and already from mid-February, the wartime provision scale established for other industrial centers of the country began to be valid in Leningrad. However, the siege of Leningrad by enemy troops and fleet continued until January of 1944.
By the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Joseph Stalin of May 1 of 1945, Leningrad received the status of a hero-city. By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 8, 1965, the city was awarded the Gold Star medal. The 27th of January is one of the days of military glory of Russia.
The commemorative stamp features the emblem of the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945; the main illustration shows a photo by B. Kudoyarov Salute on January 27 of 1944 in honor of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the enemy blockade and the official emblem of the celebration.
|Format of the envelope
|High Whiteness Modified (HWM)
|110 × 220 mm
|0,5 million copies