The Civil War in Russia (May 17, 1918 – October, 25, 1922) was a series of armed conflicts between different political, ethnic, social groups and State formations on the territory of the Russian Republic that followed the uprising of the Czechoslovak Corps in May of 1918.
The Civil War was a consequence of the revolutionary crisis in the Russian Empire in the early 20th century after the revolution of 1905-1907, that was aggravated during the First World War and resulted in the fall of the monarchy, economic collapse, deep social, national, political and ideological split-up of Russian society. The apogee of this split-up was a fierce country-wide war between the armed forces of Soviet power, the White movement and the national independence movements, with the participation of the Central Powers and the Entente.
The Civil War ended with the establishment of Soviet power in the greater part of the territory of the former Russian Empire, the Soviet Government's recognition of the independence of Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as the Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian and Transcaucasian Soviet Republics being formed on the Soviet-controlled territory, which signed the Treaty on the USSR on December 30, 1922.
The postage stamp features the monument For the Sons of Russia Who Fought in the Civil War by A. Kovalchuk in Sevastopol.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Sevastopol and Krasnoperekopsk of the Republic of Crimea.
Design Artist: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 60 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm, sheet size: 131×138 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with 9 (3×3) stamps.
Quantity: 126 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).