200th Anniversary of Russian Army marching over Alps – Field Marshal A Suvorov

200th Anniversary of Russian Army marching over Alps – Field Marshal A Suvorov

Field Marshal Alexander V Suvorov (1730-1800) was the leader of Austro-Russian Army during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802).During this war he was surrounded in the Alps but his superb tactical withdrawl in the face of French Forces four times his forces strength with minimum casualties earned him the title of Fourth Generalissimo of Russia.

A Joint Issue stamp with Switzerland issued by Russia on 24 Sep 1999 shows Suvorov with his officers and troops marching over Alps. The Stamp was issued to commemorate 200th Anniversary of Russian Army marching over Alps .

RUSSIA STAMP
A SUVOROV MARCHING OVER ALPS