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№ 1970. The 250th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), Hero of the Patriotic War 1812

10.07.2015

[Художник-дизайнер] – Beltyukov V.

 

 

Prince Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812) was Russian military leader, General of Infantry, veteran of the Russian-Turkish wars and the Italian and Swiss campaigns of Alexander Suvorov, the hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 and a veteran of the Polish Campaign (1793-1794).

Bagration entered the Russian army as a sergeant in the Kavsansk Rifles, Astrakhan Infantry Regiment in 1782, beginning a thirty-year career in the Russian Army.

His merits were recognized by Suvorov, whom he accompanied in the Italian and Swiss campaign of 1799, winning particular distinction by the capture of the town of Brescia. As a commander of the rear guard of the Russian army, Bagration covered the withdrawal of the campaign from Switzerland.

In the Russian-Swedish War of 1808-1809, Bagration was the first commander of the division, which occupied the Aland Islands, then the first commander of corps, committed the famous ice shift on the Gulf of Bothnia to Stockholm, which decided the victorious outcome of the war.
In 1809, Pyotr Bagration was promoted to full General of Infantry.

In the war of 1812, Bagration commanded the 2nd army of the West. During the battle of Borodino he received a mortal wound and later died.

For 30 years of service Bagration took part in 20 campaigns and 150 battles. He was loved by the army, distinguished calm in danger, had courage and a deep knowledge of the art of war.

Pyotr Bagration was awarded a lot of Russian and foreign orders for his courage, bravery and military skill, and a premium weapon - a golden sword decorated with diamonds, with the inscription “For Bravery”.

The postage stamp depicts a portrait of Pyotr Bagration with the battle scene on the background.

An illustrated cover has been prepared for the release in addition to the issue, with three stamps and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow, St. Petersburg) inside.

Способ печати Бумага Цвета Перфорация Формат Тираж
Офсет Мелованная Многокрасочная Гребенчатая 12:11 ½ 50х37 288 000

Sheet

FDC:
The 250th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), Hero of Patriotic War 1812
Special cancellation marks:
The 250th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), Hero of the Patriotic War 1812. St. Petersburg
The 250th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), Hero of the Patriotic War 1812. Moscow
Souvenir packs in cover:
The 250th Birth Anniversary of Pyotr Bagration (1765-1812), Hero of the Patriotic War 1812

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