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2011 - Defenders of Freedom Day Jan 13th

PostPosted:Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:44 am
by Audrius
Name: "13TH OF JANUARY – DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM DAY"
Issue date: 2011 01 08

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Description:
Artist T.Dragūnas.
Offset. Art paper. Stamp – 34,50x30 mm. Perf.14. Sheet of 50 stamps (5x10). The upper margin of a sheet is with inscription.
Face value: 1,35 Lt.
Edition: 150 000.
Printed in "Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH" printing-house in Austria (Vienna).

On 13 January 1991, the Soviet military attempted to overthrow the democratically-elected authority of Lithuania by seizing the Vilnius TV Tower and the Radio and Television Committee Building, but near the building of the Supreme Council they were stopped by the shield of unarmed people.
The Freedom of Lithuania was defended. However, fourteen defenders of the Freedom lost their lives and more than a thousand were injured by the Soviet troops.
To commemorate the victims of the struggle for the Freedom of Homeland this postage stamp has been issued.

Price LTL: 1.35