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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Russia 2015 Stamp Issue
Great Patriotic War 1941-1945





:: RUSSIA
 :: THEME: Great Patriotic War 
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 16 RUB 
   :: ISSUE DATE: 18 March 2015
    :: STAMP DESIGN: S. Kapranov
     
    



The term Great Patriotic War (Russian: Вели́кая Оте́чественная война́, Velíkaya Otéchestvennaya voyná) is used in Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union to describe the conflict fought during the period from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945 along the many fronts of the eastern campaign of World War II between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany with its allies.

The canonical end of Great Patriotic War is 9 May 1945, but for some legal purposes its period is extended to 11 May 1945 to also include the end of the Prague Offensive.

Since the early 1980s, the Great Patriotic War is sometimes referred to in Russian texts by the acronym ВОВ (VOV), but this abbreviation is often criticized as "clearly failed, contradicting both to the signified notion and to linguistic taste".


Alexander Galushkin (1903-1942)
During the Great Patriotic War in our country was created the most powerful network of military counterintelligence, and its tradition is still going on. Thanks to the staff counterintelligence solve important strategic task of identifying enemy agents, anti-sabotage, terrorism and desertion. They often fought on the front lines.
Alexander Galushkin (1903-1942) - the military counterintelligence Black Sea Fleet, battalion commissar, a member of the Defense of the Crimea.

In early January 1942 a group of military counterintelligence Black Sea Fleet from special detachment headed by AI Galushkin landed in Evpatoria to storm the building, which housed the punitive and intelligence agencies of the enemy. Suddenly burst storm prevented reinforcements arrived and led to the deaths of troops.


Remained in hiding, AI Galushkin created an underground Komsomol youth group. Early in the morning May 7, 1942 punishers surrounded the house where he was hiding Galushkin. Firing from the enemy, military counterintelligence died. Security officer named Alexander Ivanovich Galushkina named streets in Evpatoria in the village of Ivanovka Amur region.

Pavel Silaev (1916-1942)
The military counterintelligence Black Sea fleet, the youngest political officer, a member of the defense of Sevastopol, died at undermining the German marching Staff. 
During Sevastopol defense force is provided by the evacuation fleet commanders with Chersonesos airfield - assisted command in organizing the protection of military vehicles and aircraft.
By July 3, 1942 the last defenders of Sevastopol moved to coastal cliffs, but the Nazi patrol managed to capture PM Silaeva. Under escort him and his wife were in the German camp headquarters. And then a junior political officer brought an explosive device found in the pockets of his trousers.




70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. 
70-летию Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг. Военные контрразведчики

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ISSUE DATE: 18 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 16 RUB
CIRCULATION: 288 000
STAMP DESIGN: Alex Drobyshev
STAMP SIZE: 37 mm х 37 mm
SHEET SIZE: 131 mm × 131 mm
PERFORATIONS: 11 ½
PRINTING PROCESS: offset 
RUSSIAN POST PRODUCT NUMBER: 1923, 1924