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'Message in a bottle': 1969 Russian sailor's message washes up in Alaska

R Sinduja

News Editor

An Alaska man Tyler Ivanoff found a 50-year-old message in a bottle, written in Russian while searching for firewood. He appealed for a translation on Facebook. It seems that the letter was written by a sailor on board the Russian ship Sulak on 20 June 1969. The Russian media tracked down the letter writer 'Captain Anatoly Botsaneko'. When the captain who is now 86 years old was told of the note, he was into tears of joy.