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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Victory at Stalingrad! -- Stamps of the Red Army #2

Soviet stamp Issued in 1968 in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Red Army.

It honours the great victory at Stalingrad in February, 1943 with one of the sculptures from the Motherland Calls memorial complex and an image of the Nazi troops captured after the battle.

With the victory at Stalingrad the Soviet Red Army, after the largest battle in human history, had delivered a defeat to the Nazis and their allies from which they would never recover.

While many terrible losses and battles lay ahead, the path forward to victories like Kursk and then ultimately Berlin, had begun to be laid.

The sacrifices, courage and resilience of the men and women of the Red Army and the Soviet people at Stalingrad is almost unimaginable and without them it is very likely the Nazis would have won the war.

To learn more about the capture of Mamayev Kurgan during the battle see: Red Army troops take Mamayev Kurgan, January 26 1943 (

To learn more about the Motherland Calls Memorial Complex see: Mamayev Kurgan: The Stalingrad memorial complex at Soviet Volgograd (

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