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OffbeatAlaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

15:51  19 august  2019
15:51  19 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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NOME, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska . Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated 1969, officials said.

NOME, Alaska (AP) - A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska . Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated 1969, officials said.

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by Tyler Ivanoff shows a bottle with a message that he found on the shores of western Alaska. Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter dated 1969 early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, KNOM-AM reported Tuesday, Aug. 13. (Tyler Ivanoff via AP)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.

Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, television station KTUU reported.

Russian bombers intercepted by US and Canadian fighter jets near Alaska

Russian bombers intercepted by US and Canadian fighter jets near Alaska US and Canadian fighter jets have intercepted a pair of Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command said. Two raptor stealth fighter jets and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters identified and intercepted the long-range, nuclear-capable Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers north of Alaska over the Beaufort Sea on Thursday morning, Norad said in a statement. The bombers had entered Alaskan and Canadian Air Defence Identification zones, which extend approximately 200 miles (321km) off Alaska's west coast.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska . Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers)

NOME, Alaska (AP) � A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska . Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated 1969, officials said.

"I was just looking for firewood when I found the bottle," Tyler Ivanoff said. "When I found the bottle, I had to use a screwdriver to get the message out."

Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. The message included an address and a request for a response from the person who finds it.

Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko, KTUU reported.

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Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy
Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

He was skeptical he wrote the note until he saw his signature on the bottom.

"There — exactly!" he exclaimed.

The message was sent while the then 36-year-old was aboard the Sulak, Botsanenko said. Botsanenko shed tears when the Russian television reporter told him the Sulak was sold for scrap in the 1990s.

Botsanenko also showed the reporter some souvenirs from his time on the ship, including the autograph of the wife of a famous Russian spy and Japanese liquor bottles, the latter kept over his wife's protests.

Ivanoff's discovery of the bottle was first reported by Nome radio station KNOM.

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