The winner was announced at the Asiago municipal square in Vicenza, Italy. The international philatelic art prize Asiago is considered the Oscar for postage stamps. This year, the Ukrainian national postal operator Ukrposhta left behind 35 participants from other countries and won Asiago. The winner stamp is "Russian warship, go f*ck yourself". This is not a joke but a story on Serpent island on February 24, 2022. When a Russian warship Moskva attacked Serpent island at 4 a. m. on February 24, it ordered the Ukrainian border guards to lay down their arms and surrender. And the Ukrainian border guards suggested that the Russian warship go f*ck himself.
Stamps could not bypass this year's stamp from Ukraine, which depicts the flagship of the Russian fleet, the missile cruiser Moscow. The image of the flooded ship says "Russian warship go fuck yourself". Such words sounded from the military, which the Russian invaders from the cruiser offered to surrender at the beginning of the war.
"Instead of the traditional appeal to weapons, scenes of struggle, the use of symbols and images related to the war, the postage stamp Russian warship depicts a gesture understandable to everyone, with which the Ukrainian military correspond to the enemy after the offer to surrender," it is written on the Ukrposhta website.
Recall that on April 13, 2022, the Ukrainian Neptune missile system struck Moskva. On April 14, 2022, the flagship of the Russian Navy sank. The postal operator Ukrposhta issued a stamp for this event. The circulation was 1 million copies. Then the Ukrainians, who stood in line for a talk stamp of historical significance, did not know that this work of art would be highly appreciated by the prestigious competition in a year.