YEVGENY FYODOROV (1910-1981), a Soviet geophysicist, statesman, public figure, academician
The First Soviet Drifting Polar Station "North Pole - 1". North Pole-1 was established on 21 May 1937 and officially opened on 6 June. "NP-1" operated for 9 months, during which the ice floe travelled 2,850 kilometres (1,770 mi). The commander of the station was Ivan Papanin. On 19 February 1938 the Soviet ice breakers Taimyr and Murman took four polar explorers off the station close to the eastern coast of Greenland.
The expedition members, hydrobiologist Pyotr Shirshov, geophysicist Yevgeny Fyodorov, radioman Ernst Krenkel, and the commander Ivan Papanin, were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title.
approx. 4,5x6 hand signed "Ernest Krenkel" cover (dated December 24, 1973; w/ "North Pole-22" cancellation) & 3x4 reproduced photo card