Russia. 100th anniversary of the twice Hero of the Soviet Union, fighter pilot Boris Safonov. Stamp
Date of issue: 26 Aug., 2015
St # RU15/84
On August 26, 2015 Post of Russia will issue a stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of birth of the fighter pilot Boris Safonov who was named a Hero of the Soviet Union twice. The stamp illustrates a portrait of the pilot with the aircraft I-16 on the background, flying which he made 109 sorties and shot down 17 enemy aircrafts.