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.
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