Postage sheet «Kalush Orchestra»
On May 15, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with the track Stefania. Participation in the contest during the war became especially important for Ukraine. "They want to destroy our culture, but we are here to show that it is alive," emphasized Oleg Psyuk, the band's frontman. In the Eurovision final, during the performance, the leader of the Kalush Orchestra addressed the world community and called for the unblocking of Mariupol. The request of Ukrainians to save Mariupol and "Azovstal" from the stage on live air caused a real sensation! Because Eurovision organizers could disqualify contestants and impose fines for political statements. But the musicians did what the whole of Ukraine expected of them, what was important to them. Pozayak and the founders of the show accepted the Kalush Orchestra's statement as a humanitarian one - and our country won by a majority of votes. Oleg Psyuk performed on the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest in Bukovyna keptar of the beginning of the 20th century. and his signature pink panama, which after the competition was sold for UAH 11 million at a charity auction for the Armed Forces.
The design of the postage stamp is by Svyatoslav Romanchak.
Release Date - 04/10/2023
Stamp list size - 104х108 mm
Number of stamps in the minisheet - 6
The circulation of the stamp sheet is 130,000
The number according to the Ukrposhta catalog is 2032