Monday, May 6, 2013

Russia Releases Joint Issue Stamp with Bulgaria

First Day of Issue: March 5, 2013 - Russia

Russia has issued a new joint issue postage stamp with Bulgaria celebrating the 135th anniversary of the end of the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878).

The war between Russia and Turkey begun as the result of the rise of the national liberation movement against Turkish domination in the Balkans and the aggravation of the international contradictions in the Middle East.

The souvenir sheet with the stamp depicts the Russian General M.D. Skobelev on a white horse leading his men in battle.

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