HISTORICAL ISSUE OF A TURNING POINT IN THE WORLD' HISTORY.
Folio measures 8 inches wide by 9-3/4 inches high. These two commemorative Covers mark the exact days of this momentous change.
The first is postmarked on December 25, the day the Soviet Union officially ceased to exist. Scott Nbr. 5495, 1986 ~ October Revolution, 69th Anniv.
The second is postmarked on December 26, the first day of democracy for the Soviet people under the new Commonwealth of Independent States. Kremlin towers, Scott Nbr. 5515, 1986 New Year.
The two FIRST DAY COVER issues on the inside of the folio.
1) This Commemorative Cover marking the final day of the Soviet Union depicts Mikhail Gorbachev flanked by the Kremlin and two of the U.S.S.R.'s most renowned leaders, Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
2) This Commemorative Cover marking the first day of the Commonwealth of Independent States pictures Boris Yeltsin alongside the map and flag of the Russian republic.
Great historical collectible!!
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