|Ivan Bagramyan Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. FDC Envelop with special cancellation|
|Description||Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin. During World War II, Bagramyan was the first non-Slavic military officer to become a commander of a Front. He was among several Armenians in the Soviet Army who held the highest proportion of high-ranking officers in the Soviet military during the war.
Bagramyan’s experience in military planning as a chief of staff allowed him to distinguish himself as a capable commander in the early stages of the Soviet counter-offensives against Nazi Germany. He was given his first command of a unit in 1942, and in November 1943 received his most prestigious command as the commander of the 1st Baltic Front. As commander of the Baltic Front, he participated in the offensives, which pushed German forces out of the Baltic republics.
|Type||FDC Envelop with special cancellation “90th Birthday Anniversary”|
|Published by/for:||Ministry of Communications, 1987|