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2007-04-18 17:15:00

Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia. The project, which Russia is coordinating with the U.S. and Canada, would take 10 to 15 years to complete, Viktor Razbegin, deputy head of industrial research at the Russian Economy Ministry, told reporters in Moscow today. State organizations and private companies in...

2006-04-17 02:05:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British adventurer Karl Bushby is to appeal against a court order deporting him from Russia and wrecking his plan to walk from South America to Britain, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday. The court in the remote eastern Chukotka region ruled laast week that Bushby had broken the law by failing to get a stamp in his passport when he stumbled onto Russian soil after walking from Alaska across the treacherous ice of the Bering Strait. "On Wednesday or...

2006-04-14 04:33:40

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court ruled on Friday that a British man attempting to walk around the world should be deported from Russia for breaking border rules, Russian television reported. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, a U.S. citizen who helped Bushby cross the Bering Strait, will be deported from Russia and will have to pay a fine of 2,000 roubles, the court in the remote Chukotka peninsula ruled. The two men were detained on April 1 in the freezing wilds...

2006-04-05 06:31:33

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Briton attempting to walk around the world is stuck in Russia's far northeast waiting for permission to continue after being detained for crossing the border illegally, an embassy spokesman said on Wednesday. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby and fellow U.S. traveler Dimitri Kieffer were stopped on April 1 on the remote Chukotka peninsula. They had made a perilous two-week journey across the Bering Strait -- a sea ice bridge between Russia and Alaska. "Karl is being...

2006-04-04 07:40:41

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Briton attempting to complete an unbroken walk around the world has been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the frozen Bering Strait, officials said on Tuesday. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby was stopped with American Dimitri Kieffer on April 1 on the remote Chukotka peninsula after a perilous two-week journey across the ice bridge between Russia and Alaska. "The two foreigners were spotted and detained by border guards," RIA news agency quoted...

2006-04-04 02:09:21

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An American and a Briton, who said they were traveling from South America to Britain, have been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the Bering Strait, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday. The travelers, whose names were not given, were detained on April 1 in the remote northern peninsula of Chukotka after crossing from Alaska. "The two foreigners were spotted and detained by border guards," said Andrei Orlov, a spokesman for the North-Eastern...

2006-02-03 07:10:00

MOSCOW -- Russians have had to shoot three unusually aggressive polar bears so far this year, in what environmental group WWF said was a sign the bears' feeding patterns were being disrupted by global warming. The group said bears used to come ashore in winter along the sea ice to forage for food, but that the ice had retreated unusually far from the coast leaving predators with a long swim. "This makes them particularly vulnerable since animals in search of food lose their sense of danger,...


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2007-01-23 14:12:57

Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 6 populations in the arctic and 2 or 3 subspecies exist. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, with males weighing up to 4,180 lb (1,900 kg), but Atlantic males top out at 3,500 lb (1,600 kg). The walrus should not be confused with the elephant seal. Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively super family) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in...

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