Andrey Khrulev (1892-1962) was a Soviet military leader and statesman, Army General (1943), a specialist in the military logistics, the Head of the Logistics System of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
He was born in 1892. In 1903, he graduated from an elementary school, then evening comprehensive courses, and in 1911, the evening school of government junior commanding officers. He participated in the events of the February and October Revolutions. In August 1918, Andrey Khrulev volunteered to the Red Army as a Red Army soldier in the 1st Soviet regiment in Petrograd. During the Civil War, he participated in the military actions against the armies of Generals A. Denikin and P. Wrangel, and in the Soviet-Polish War. In 1925, he graduated from the Higher Military and Political Courses in Moscow.
Andrey Khrulev was a developer of the modern concept of logistics, which envisaged combining the traditional commissariat (clothing and food supply), material and technical support, financing, military construction, military communications (rail transport), military medical service, fuel supply, automotive, road, administrative and economic departments, apartment management, veterinary department, reception and storage of material and technical assets, etc., into a unified Logistics System of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
Army General Andrey Khrulev held the positions of the Chief of the Main Intendant Department of the Red Army (1939-1941), a Deputy People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR – the Head of the Main Directorate of Logistics of the Red Army (since 1941), the People's Commissar of Railroads of the USSR (1942-1943), the Commander of Support of the Soviet Army (1943-1950).
Under A. Khrulev's direct leadership, the uniform and many awards were designed, including the Orders of the Patriotic War, of Victory, of Glory, of Suvorov and of Kutuzov, etc. He was also actively involved in the rehabilitation of victims of Stalin’s purges and helped the families of the purged.
The commemorative stamp provides images of warriors of different times; the main illustration provides a portrait of Andrey Khrulev against the background of the Military Academy of Logistical Support named after Army General A.V. Khrulev.
In addition to the issue of the postcard with a commemorative stamp, JSC Marka produced special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Design Artists: S. Ulyanovsky (stamp) and M. Podobed (illustration).
Quantity: 5,500 postcards.