Mir is a training three-masted sailing ship built in 1987 at the Gdańsk Shipyard. The sailship is 108.6 m long, its draft is 6.6 m, the total area of sails is 2,771 sq. m, and the middle mast height is 49.5 m.
Mir is considered the fasted ship among large sailboats; its officially recorded maximum speed under sails is 21 knots (38.9 km/h). In 2010, it set the average speed record of 11.3 knots. Cadets from the country's higher maritime educational institutions undergo ship practical training on board the sailing ship.
The continuity of their education is ensured by the appropriate equipment of the frigate, which has classrooms and cabins for teachers, and the crew can always help with the selection of material for Course and Graduation Projects.
The Mir sailboat is a symbol of St. Petersburg and proudly bears this title across seas and oceans. The sailboat annually participates in numerous international festivals, celebrations and regattas, in which it traditionally places high. In 2015, a special event for the sailing ship was its voyage on the itinerary of Murmansk - Arkhangelsk - Murmansk. That voyage symbolized the rout of Polar convoys of the Great Patriotic War and commemorated fallen sailors.
The postage stamp provides an image of the Mir training sailing frigate.
In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Kaliningrad, Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as a maxi-card and an illustrated envelope with a postage stamp, a label and a First Day Cover with a cancel for St. Petersburg inside.
Design Artist: S. Ulyanovsky.
Face value: 50 rubles.
Stamp size: 65×32.5 mm, sheet size: 150×157 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 7 (2×4) stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 105 thousand stamps (15 thousand sheets).