The 50th anniversary of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces.
Strategic rocket forces (SRF) - an independent kind of armed forces, aimed at realization of measures of nuclear dissuasion and defeat of the strategic targets, which form the basis of military and military-economic potential of the enemy.
In 2009, Russian strategic rocket forces celebrate their 50th anniversary. On December 17, 1959 the USSR Council of Ministers’ Decree № 1384-615 was issued. It fixed the decision, adopted earlier, on creation of a new kind of armed forces.
The stamp presents the emblem of the strategic rocket forces, the «Topol» land-based mobile missile system, the launch of the «Voevoda» heavy strategic missile.
Total 200 000 stamps were issued.