On October 20, a stamp dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of navigator I.F Krusenstern (1770–1846) was put into postal circulation
Ivan F. Krusenstern (Adam Johann von Krusenstern ) (1770−1846) was a Russian navigator, Admiral, one of the founders of Russian oceanology, Honorary Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, a foundation member of the Russian Geographical Society.
In 1803-1806, Krusenstern on the Nadezhda sailing sloop accompanied by his assistant Yuri Lisyansky on Neva executed the first Russian circumnavigation. During the expedition, they for the first time implemented extensive oceanographic and meteorological surveying and started systematic deep-water ocean research; besides, they compiled a description of a part of the Kuril Islands, coastlines of Sakhalin, Kamchatka, and some of the Japan islands.
The postal stamp provides I. Krusenstern’s portrait, an image of the Nadezhda sailing sloop, the St. Andrew’s flag and a world map with the indicated route of the round-the-world expedition.
Artist: V. Beltyukov.
Face value: 54 rubles.
Stamp size: 50×37 mm; sheet size: 170×174 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 12 (3×4) stamps.
Quantity: 168 thousand stamps (14 thousand sheets).
In addition to the issue of the postal stamp, JSC Marka will produce First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, as well as a maxi-card and an illustrated envelope with a postal stamp, a label and a Cover with a cancel for Moscow inside.