April 27, 2022

Defiant Postage


Defiant Postage

“It's a symbol of Ukraine, a symbol of our future victory.”

– Ihor Smelyansky, Director of Ukraine's National Post

The defiance of the Ukrainian border guards of Snake Island is now being honored through a new stamp released by the Ukrainian National Post Office.

On the stamp is seen Boris Groh’s painting of a guard making an obscene gesture towards the now-sunk Russian flagship the Moskva. Back in February, the guards held their ground when the Russian army arrived at the island in the Black Sea. For many, the stamp is a symbol of defiance and of victory.

As of April 12, the postal service has printed 1 million stamps and is selling 700,000 of them within Ukraine. Of the final 300,000, 200,000 are reserved for territories currently controlled by Russia, and the remainder are set aside to be sold online. Along with stamps, the post office is selling matching shirts.

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