The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of World War II between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland, Norway and some other Allies which encompassed Northern, Southern and Central and Eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. It was known as the Great Patriotic War (Russian: Великая Отечественная Война) in the former Soviet Union, while in Germany it was called the Eastern Front (German: die Ostfront), the Eastern Campaign (German: der Ostfeldzug) or the Russian Campaign (German: der Rußlandfeldzug).
This envelope was issued to commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the Victory in the «Great Patriotic War» (Second World War). The envelope was issued by the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) as part of a scheme to grant free postage to veterans of the War. The envelopes were to have been distributed to all the participating member countries of the RCC. Subsequently, each war veteran was to be forwarded 6 free copies.
Each envelope was valid for use in the postal system of Moldova. The envelope could be used to send a letter, without cost, from Moldova, to any address in Moldova, or to any of the countries of the RCC. Each veteran received free 6 envelopes.
According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards. Please read the news article here.
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