The Belarusian offensive operation (June 23 - August 29, 1944) - Operation Bagration - a large-scale battle of the Great Patriotic War, which lasted 68 days. The most powerful group of the Wehrmacht, the Army Group Center, was defeated, the vast territory of Belarus, a large part of eastern Poland and a part of the Baltic states were liberated. Soviet troops reached the approaches to Warsaw and the border with East Prussia. It also contributed to the deployment of offensive operations by Anglo-American forces that had landed in Normandy.
By the beginning of the offensive operation, the Red Army had a significant superiority in the number of artillery, tanks, combat aircraft and manpower. In addition, the guerrilla actions were invaluable contribution to the success of the operation. They were assigned the task of disorganizing the enemy’s rear, disrupting the supply of reserves, seizing important lines, crossings and bridgeheads on the rivers, and holding them until the approach of the advancing troops.
The postage stamp depicts a bas-relief depicting a group of Soviet soldiers during Operation Bagration.
In addition to the release of a postage stamp, an envelope of the first day was issued and special cancellation stamps were made for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Designer: S. Ulyanovsky.
Rating: 50 r.
Size of stamps: 65 × 32.5 mm; sheet size: 180 × 180 mm.
Form release: sheet with decorated fields (2 × 4) of 7 brands and a coupon.
Circulation: 126 thousand marks (18 thousand sheets).