Chronicles of Victory. Defense of Brest Fortress

Newsletter # 23 (522) June 14, 2013
On June 21, 2013 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the stamp Defense of Brest Fortress from the series Chronicles of Victory .
Designer: Ivan Lukin. Printing: offset. Colour: full colour. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 131/2. Size of the stamp: 52x29,6 mm. Sheet composition: 6 (2x3) stamps. Size of the sheet: 122x109 mm. Print quantity: 60.000 stamps.
The stamp was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
Letter M is equal to the air-mail tariff of a postcard abroad.
The stamp includes the fragment of painting reproduction of Yevgeni A. Zaitsev Defense of Brest Fortress in 1941 (1950).
Historical reference: A series of postage stamps "Chronicles of Victory" pays tribute to the unfading glory of the heroes that conquered the freedom of our Motherland. One of the heroic pages in the history of World War II is the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941.
At dawn on June 22, 1941 Germany and its allies without declaring the war suddenly attacked the Soviet Union. Soviet troops were raised on alarm by the order
of command, but in the frontier Brest Fortress the war itselfwas the alarm.
The defense of the Brest Fortress became a symbol of indomitable perseverance and courage of the defenders of the Motherland. On May 8, 1965 the Brest Fortress was awarded the honorary title HeroFortress.
No. 962
Defense of Brest Fortress
Elements of protection

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by I. Lukin.
A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out on the stamp issuing day at the post office No.10 of Brest.

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