Glory of Ukraine. Postal stamp-sticker and minisheet, 2019.

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Country - Ukraine
Release Date - 06/27/2019
The circulation - 100 000
Michel number - 1759
Stamp size - 60x42 mm 
Minisheet size - 150x215 mm
Number of stamps in the minisheet - 8 (2x4)

“Glory to Ukraine” - this slogan sounds everywhere today: they are welcomed, they are shouted at rallies, they are motivated to raise their morale ...

The history of the slogan - from the UPR to the present:

 A detachment of Black Cossacks existed in 1918-1920, that is, at the time of the Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR) and the Ukrainian state of Pavel Skoropadsky. At first it was the equestrian hundred, then the equestrian division, and from March 1919 it was the 1st equestrian regiment, which bore the name of the Black Cossacks officially. They were commanded first by the centurion Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and then by Colonel Peter Dyachenko.
It was in this detachment that they used the slogan "Glory to Ukraine! - Cossacks Glory!". This is stated in the memoirs of Peter Dyachenko (the book has the same name "Black Cossacks").

The order of the General of the UNR Army Mikhail Omelyanovich-Pavlenko of April 19, 1920 states the following:
To all parts of the army for praise, and then thanks for the service of Ukraine to answer: "Glory to Ukraine."
It is possible to find information that in the time of the second Getmanat Pavel Skoropadsky they used the similar phrase “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Hetman!”.

In the memoirs of the military and public figure Vsevolod Petriv says the following:
It was primarily about Serdyuk, who marched well, loudly shouted "Glory to Ukraine! - Glory to Hetman."

The slogan “Glory to Ukraine! - Glory to the Heroes” appeared in the organization “Legia of Ukrainian Nationalists” - the first Ukrainian nationalist organization operating in 1925-1929 and became one of the founding organizations of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).

During the USSR, the slogan was strictly forbidden for many years. The following vivid memories of him date back to the 1990s. "Glory to Ukraine" shouted at rallies and demonstrations.

At the same time, the continuation of the phrase "Glory to the nation! Death to enemies!" and "Ukraine is above all!". Nobody used such phrases before. For the first time, they were spoken by representatives of the Ukrainian Nationalist Self-Defense (UNSO) —the force unit of the UNA party.

The slogan received new life during two revolutions in Ukraine - it was actively used during the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of dignity. Now he is also associated with the war in the Donbass, and part of “Glory to the Heroes” also received a different meaning. After all, we are now talking about the heroes of our time, who have laid down their lives for the integrity of our state.