StampNews.com got to know that Romfilatelia dedicates its next postage stamp issue Victory Day to the 70-year celebration of the capitulation of Nazi Germany, a moment considered the end of the Second World War in Europe.
The capitulation found the Romanian troops on the battle field in Slovakia, along with Soviet troops. For the Romanian army, the Second World War had ended only on May 12th, 1945, with the annihilation of the last German resistance in the Tatra Mountains.
The stamp issue with face value of lei 4.30 depicts the anniversary number 70, symbolizing the period since the defeat and the capitulation of Nazi Germany, along with a white dove transmitting the message of peace. Scenes of war can be seen on the background of the number 70.
In Romania, the celebration of the Victory Day on May 9th coincides with Europe's Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. For the Member States of the European Union, this day is also known as the Schuman Day, commemorating the statement of the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, who proposed the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the cornerstone of the European project.
Moreover, May 9th has a special historical significance for Romania at the international level, Mihail Kogalniceanu proclaiming the independence of Romania on May 9th, 1877. The next day, on May 10th, the act acquired the force of law, being signed by Prince Carol I.