Saturday, April 9, 2011

Card #4 from Russia - STS Mir

Postcrosser Kseniya from Russia sent this postcard of STS Mir (Russian: Мир, meaning World or Peace) - a three-masted, full rigged training ship, based in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was built in 1987 at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland. It is one of the fastest modern sailing ships.

Mir has taken part in many races, including the annual The Tall Ships' Races organized by Sail Training International, winning various prizes. In the Grand Regatta Columbus- 1992, celebrating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Mir came out as the absolute winner.

Source: Wikipedia

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