Man finds 50-year-old Russian Navy message in a bottle

Man finds 50-year-old Russian Navy message in a bottle

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 letter early this month while gathering firewood. The message has been translated to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. The sailor has been identified as Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko.

Bennington 5 months

The message only said "Rush B!"

Milkshake 5 months

The message reeds: "Sincere greetings! From the Russian Far East Fleet mother ship VRXF Sulak. I greet you who finds the bottle and request that you respond to the address Vladivostok -43 BRXF Sulak to the whole crew. We wish you good health and long years of life and happy sailing. 20 June 1969."

Jesse Mazis
Jesse Mazis 5 months

Man, the USSR postal service really take their time

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 5 months

Amazing, considering that the average life expectancy of Rusdian male is 66 years.

yuckycrumpet 5 months

That's awesome.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months


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