September 23, two postage stamps in the series “Sea Fleet” are to be released into circulation

Stamps depict the “Prirazlomnaya” platform in the ice and the “Mikhail Ulyanov” tanker.

Prirazlomnoe is the first and only field on the Russian Arctic shelf where oil production is carried out. This is the only project in the world, where production in the Arctic is performed with a stationary platform.

“Mikhail Ulyanov” Arctic Shuttle Tanker uses a double-action principle in its operation –its bow and stern are of an icebreaking form, which enables the ship to move through the ice. In winter, the ship can operate without being accompanied by an icebreaker while moving through ice up to 1.2 m thick.

In addition to the issue an illustrated cover will be prepared for the release with two stamps and an FDC with cancellation (St. Petersburg) inside.

Design: A. Drobyshev
Face value: 19 RUB for each stamp
Size of stamp: 37 × 37 mm; size of sheet: 97 × 210 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 8 (2 × 4) stamps and double coupon
Circulation: 160 thousand stamps of each subject (40 thousand sheets).

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