On March 27, two stamps dedicated to Sergei Anatolievich Basurmanov and Sergei Aleksandrovich Firsov will go into postal circulation in the Heroes of the Russian Federation series



Sergei A. Basurmanov (1968–1999) was a vice Chief of Staff of an operational designation subdivision of internal troops of the RF Interior Ministry, major. Hero of the Russian Federation.



Sergei Firsov (1971–1995) was a vice Chief of Staff of a reconnaissance squadron of the 165 naval infantry regiment of the Russian Navy, first lieutenant. Hero of the Russian Federation.

The stamps provide portraits of the Heroes of the Russian Federation and the Gold Star medal.

In addition to the issue of the postal stamps, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Design Artist: V. Bel’tyukov.
Face value: 35 rubles per each stamp.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm; sheet size: 104×112 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 5 (2×3) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 80 thousand of each stamp (16 thousand sheets of each stamp).


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