Alaska Man Finds 50-Year-Old Message in Bottle from Soviet-Era Russian

In the age of the internet, instant messaging, and smartphones, a handwritten note still has the power to amaze — with an assist from technology.   That seems to be the lesson after an Alaskan man discovered a message in a bottle from a Soviet sailor written 50 years ago.  Tyler Ivanoff, 36, of the village of Shishmaref, Alaska, was picking berries and gathering driftwood for a fire for his family when he stumbled across a green bottle along the state's western shore earlier this month. "I noticed that the bottle had a note in it. It was sealed really well," Ivanoff told VOA.  "And when I opened the bottle and took out the message, I recognized that it was Russian handwriting." Naturally, he turned to social media for help. "I found a message in a bottle today," wrote Ivanoff to his Facebook account.  "Any friends that are Russian translators out there?"The internet hive mind quickly went to work, with Ivanoff's post garnering 1,500 shares. A message that was placed in a bottle 50 years ago was found on the shoreline in Shishmaref, Alaska, August 5, 2019, by Tyler Ivanoff, a teacher's aide, who was gathering firewood when he discovered the bottle.Back in the USSR "Heartfelt greetings!" began the letter, dated June 20, 1969.  The sender, Captain Anatoly Botsanenko, explained he was from the fleet of the Far Eastern Company shipping vessel Sulak, and provided an address in the Russian city of Vladivostok for a response.     "I wish you good health, long life, and happy sailing," concluded Botsanenko. "It was a simple message but it was really pleasant," Ivanoff told VOA. "And the day before I found the bottle, there was a really high storm surge," he added, while pondering his luck.  "So maybe that pushed it around from a different location. You never know how long it... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Alaska Man Finds 50-Year-Old Message in Bottle from Soviet-Era Russian, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Alaska Man Finds 50-Year-Old Message in Bottle from Soviet-Era Russian





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Published By: VOA NEWS - Sunday, 25 August



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