The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Malygin the Icebreaker”

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_322

“Malygin the Icebreaker” – a nickname given by wisecrackers to a postage stamp used to pay the letters carried by the airship “Graf Zeppelin” on the icebreaker “Malygin” during their polar voyage in late July 1931. This playful nickname was due to the fact that the stamp depicts “Malygin,” “Zeppelin,” and a polar bear.

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