The Russian "AkademikFederov" was built in Rauma Repola, Finland in 1987 as an ice strengthened vessel. she is a sister ship to "Michael Somov". She has 12 laboratories on board and has a heli-pad on her aft deck. The photo above shows her at Cape Town in South Africa.
FEDOROV 1 1997 (May 27th) Registered envelope from 42nd Russian Antarctic Expedition Price US$5
Note: the "Akademik Fedorov" carried this envelope back from the Antarctic. It is autographed by the base leader at bottom right.
FEDOROV 2 1997 (May 23rd) Registered envelope from 42nd Russian Antarctic Expedition Price US$5
Note: This envelope is signed by the postmaster on board the "Akademik Fedorov" and has been date stamped at Cape Town on 31st July, 1997 when the vessel called there on the homeward voyage.
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