Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Russia 2015
70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Korea

The liberation of Korea from colonial domination of Japan was made possible by the offensive of the Soviet troops in August 1945. The Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation was started August 9, 1945. It has led to the complete defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army and the rapid liberation of the North-East China and North Korea.

August 15 it is celebrated annually a festival of the Independence Day of Korea or a festival "Revival of the Fatherland", as it calls by the residents.

The stamp depicts the Arc de Triomphe in Pyongyang, symbolizing the victory in the fight against Japanese occupation.