Orders and Medals on Soviet Postage Stamps By Mahdi Bseiso continued from last month...

Komsomolskaya Pravda stampNational newspapers and magazines were also remembered. The stamp on the left pictures an Order of Lenin, Order of the Patriotic War, and two Orders Izvestia stampof the Red Banner of Labor, all of which were awarded to the "Komsomolskaya Pravda" newspaper. The stamp at the right shows an Order of Lenin and Order of the Red banner of Labor that belong to the "Izvestia" newspaper. Below is a stamp honoring the famous Cruiser "Aurora". On October 25, 1917, and according to Lenin's orders, this cruiser fired shots at the Winter Palace where the heads of the temporary government were residing, right after Czar Nicholas II was dethroned. It is interesting to note, that this is the cruiser depicted on the Order of the October Revolution.Cruiser Aurora stamp
III. Birth or Death Anniversaries of Veterans: War veterans in the Soviet Union are highly respected. They are all considered heroes, regardless of whether or not they were recipients of the Gold Star medal and the title "Hero of the Soviet Union." Therefore, it is not surprising that many veterans pictured on Soviet stamps were not heroes of USSR. The stamp below right is commemorating the 35 year anniversary of the death of J. F. Fabritsius. Note the four orders of the Red Banner of RSFSR that he is wearing. The one below left tributes Admiral of the Fleet I. S. Isakov, who is wearing an Order of Suvorov 1st Class, as well as other decorations. The stamp to the bottom right tributes Civil War hero G. D. Guy, who is pictured wearing two screwback Orders of the Red Banner. (continued)
Fleet Admiral I.S. Isakov
J.F. Fabritsius
G.D. Guy

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