Ukrainian war postage stamp targeted by collectors – World

After the sinking of the famous Russian cruiser “Moscow” in the Black Sea, a Ukrainian postage stamp was targeted by collectors.

When you ask people in Ukraine these days how they feel, you will often get an answer in the form of a quote from a Ukrainian soldier’s radio message to the Russian Navy: “Russian warship – come on!” cruiser “Moscow”.

That scene is now immortalized on the Ukrainian postage stamp, which, after the sinking of “Moscow” on Thursday, was the target of collectors. That is why hundreds of Ukrainians waited in lines in front of the central post office building in Kiev for hours on Friday to get copies of this stamp.

However, the scene shown on the stamp happened in the first days of the war in February, when the Russian navy, with the help of “Moscow”, attacked the small Snake Island in the Black Sea. A defiant radio message sent by Roman Hribov, a Marine stationed there, traveled the world and became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.

Limited edition

At the beginning of March, the Ukrainian Post announced a competition with the aim of preserving the memory of that event.

After more than 500 proposals, the illustration of the artist Boris Groh was selected. It shows a Ukrainian soldier pointing his middle finger at a famous Russian ship from the sandy shore.

“When we designed the stamp, we didn’t know how this episode would end, but now we are very happy about it,” Ihor Smelianski, general director of the Ukrainian Post, told AFP.

All stamps were sold out in Kiev on Friday afternoon.

“We intended to print them even more,” says Smeljanski.

But Russian airstrikes on Kiev “disrupted those plans, because the factory was not able to print the planned number of stamps because of them.” Now, however, additional stamps in a limited edition of one million copies should be made as soon as possible.

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