Orders and Medals on Soviet Postage Stamps By Mahdi Bseiso

IV. Victory Anniversaries:

Liberation of Warsaw 20 year Anniversary For any occasion, whether it is an anniversary of a capture, liberation, or winning, stamps are made to commemorate it. The stamp to the right, issued for Warsaw's 20th Anniversary as an independent city after WWII, pictures the Medal for Liberation of Warsaw. Medals for defense of Soviet cities were also frequently used, Defense of Odessa 20 year Anniversarysuch as in the stamp to the left, picturing the medal for defense of Odessa (no ribbon shown) But most of all, stamps commemorating Victory over Germany were issued. The stamp at the bottom, for example, commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Victory in WWII. The stamp pictures the Order of Victory, the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class, and the ribbons for the Order of Glory (or Medal for Victory Over Germany), and Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.
30 year Anniversary of Victory in WWII
V. Establishment of a New Award:
Stamps were issued to commemorate the institution of new orders and medals. Of course, not every order had a stamp issued commemorating it, but many of them did. The stamp to the left 50th Anniversary of the October Revolutioncommemorates the issue of the Order of the October Revolution. The left segment mentions the date of issue and the occasion (50th Anniversary of the October Revolution). This issue is very similar to the previous one, and is probably designed by the same artist, even though it came 5 years later. The stamp below commemorates the Order of Friendship of Nations. The section on the right side states that the order was established in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Order of Friendship Commemoration

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