The blockade of Leningrad lasted 872 days and became the bloodiest blockade in the history of mankind. Having shackled significant forces of the fascist troops throughout this time, Leningrad provided substantial assistance in the development of operations on all other sectors of the extensive front.
By January 27, 1944, the troops of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts broke the defenses of the 18th German Army, defeated its main forces and advanced 60 km in depth. Were freed from the enemy Krasnoe Selo, Pushkin, Pavlovsk. January 27 was the day of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the blockade. On this day a festive salute was given in Leningrad.
Homeland praised the feat defenders of the city. Over 350 thousand soldiers, officers and generals of the Leningrad Front were awarded orders and medals, 226 of them were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. The medal "For the Defense of Leningrad" awarded about 1.5 million people. For courage, steadfastness and unprecedented heroism in the days of hard struggle with the German fascist invaders, the city of Leningrad was awarded the Order of Lenin on January 20, 1945, and on May 8, 1965 received the honorary title "Hero City". January 27 was the Day of Military Glory of Russia.
The postage stamp depicts a bas-relief depicting a group of Soviet soldiers during the completion of the blockade of Leningrad.
In addition to the issue 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: 46 r.
Brand size: 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).