Issued in 1984, this complete set contains 115 mint stamps and 8 mint souvenir sheets that are guaranteed to become a treasured part of your collection. Many of the stamps in this set reveal the beauty and power of this once-huge empire. One of the most interesting groups showcases the Soviet tanks that fought during World War II. One tank, the T-34 is considered the workhorse of the war. Much more powerful than the German Panzer, the T-34 helped win the Battle of Kursk for the Allies, stopping the German offensive.
The young and the young at heart will love the set honoring the 120th anniversary of the Moscow Zoo. The animals featured include the mandrill, gazelle, snow leopard, crowned crane and macaw. Surprisingly, although they are featured on Soviet stamps, none of these animals are native to this area, with the possible exception of the snow leopard which lives in the towering mountains of the southeast.
This impressive set is sure to be the perfect complement to your Soviet Union or worldwide stamp album.