Ukraine, 2008, 1 G. 14 (1/4) x 14 (1/4). multicoloured
Stanley Gibbons: 865
Yvert et Tellier: 909
Baturyn prospered under the rule of Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1687–1708), increasing in size and population (with upwards of 20,000 residents). Baturyn boasted 40 churches and chapels, two monasteries and a college for government officials and diplomats. In 1708, the Zaporozhian Cossacks were caught in the midst of the Great Northern War, in which Hetman Mazepa supported Sweden and its war with the Russian Empire and for Ukraine’s independence. On Nov.13 1708 Baturyn was sacked and razed by the Russian army of Alexander Menshikov, and all of its inhabitants were slaughtered.
Plots: 1700/1721. Nord war