Chukchi, also known as Chukotka or Chukotski Peninsula is the northeastern extremity of Russia (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug). The easternmost point if the peninsula is known as Cape Dezhnev. It was named in honor of Semyon Dezhnev, the first recorded European to round its tip (in 1648).
Soviet Union 1949
300th Anniversary of the expedition of Semyon Dezhnev.
The stamps depicts the Cape Dezhnev.
Russia 2005, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
The stamp was issued in the series "Territories of Russian Federation IX".
The stamp depicts Anadyr seaport, a statue of Nicholas Miracle-maker, a white bear, which is a traditional symbol of the region (it is depicted on the arms of the region), bone cutting art items, fishing boat, the Whale Bone Alley (on Yttygran Island in the Strait of Yttygran Senyavina near the south-eastern tip of Chukotka).
The Whalebone Alley on Yttygran Island is an avenue of whale ribs, it was erected by native peoples in the distant past. Anthropologists still debate its purpose.
It is not confirmed whether the mountain range in the background belongs to the Anadyr seaport or the Whalebone Alley, or it depicts another viewpoint of the coastline.