Александр Старостенко Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Joint Issue of Belarus and Russia. Way to Victory. 75 Years since Liberation of Belarus from German Fascist Invaders

Newsletter # 25 (828), June 25, 2019

On July 3, 2019 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the postage stamp “Operation Bagration” of the series “Joint issue of Belarus and Russia. Way to Victory”.

Artist of the stamp: Sergey Ulyanovsky. Design of the sheet: Yauheniya Biadonik. Print process: offset. Colour: multicoloured with additional paint like bronze. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforations: comb 13: 131/2. Stamp size: 52x29,6 mm. Sheet composition: 7 stamps & 1 coupon. Sheet size: 132x151 mm. The technologies of relief stamping and thermal stamping by metalized foil of golden colour were used on the stamp. The same thermal stamping is also used on the sheet margins and coupon. Print quantity: 49.000 stamps.

Printer: Republican Unitary Enterprise “Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin”.

Face value H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.

No. 1311

Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration

Elements of protection

Operation Bagration

In 2019 Belarus marks a significant event — the 75th liberation anniversary from German fascist invaders.

On June 23, 1944 the Belorussian Operation (the codename Bagration) began. It was one of the largest strategic offensive operations of the Red Army in the Great Patriotic War. It was completed on August 29, 1944. As a result of the Belorussian Operation not only the entire territory of Belarus was liberated, but also the largest part of Lithuania, part of Latvia and eastern regions of Poland. Soviet troops approached the borders of East Prussia that created favorable conditions for the liberation of a number of European countries and the defeat of fascist Germany.

Operation Bagration

Operation Bagration

Colour of the postmark — black.

Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya.Biadonik.

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Main Post Office of Minsk on the stamp issuing day.


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