Name: 300th Anniversary of the Battle of Poltava
Date of Issue: 26 June 2009
30p. Peter I of Russia
The Battle of Poltava (Russian: Полта́вская би́тва, Swedish: Slaget vid Poltava) on 27 June 1709 (8 July, N.S.) was the decisive victory of Peter I of Russia over Charles XII of Sweden in the most famous of the battles of the Great Northern War. It is said to have started the end of Sweden's role as a Great Power and the Russians took their place as the leading nation of northern Europe. This also meant the rise of Imperial Russia and an end to the independence ambitions of Ukraine. More...
Monday, July 27, 2009