The painting depicts a child in a judo gi throwing a similarly clad, fully grown man. It's been widely speculated the man is supposed to represent Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a noted judo enthusiast. The child is believed to represent the much smaller nation of Ukraine upending the Russian strongman. Ukrainians lined up on Friday to buy the newly released postage stamp.
“We thought that this exact stamp, this exact painting, would be the best representation of what every Ukrainian feels about our enemy,” said Ihor Smilianskyi, head of the Ukrainian Postal Service.
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