Russian Sailor's Message In A Bottle Washes Up In Alaska Tyler Ivanoff was gathering firewood in Alaska when he found a Russian sailor's letter written more than 50 years ago during the Cold War, KTUU-TV reports. Russian state media tracked down the writer.
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Russian Sailor's Message In A Bottle Washes Up In Alaska

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Russian Sailor's Message In A Bottle Washes Up In Alaska

Russian Sailor's Message In A Bottle Washes Up In Alaska

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Tyler Ivanoff was gathering firewood in Alaska when he found a Russian sailor's letter written more than 50 years ago during the Cold War, KTUU-TV reports. Russian state media tracked down the writer.

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. A message in a bottle was returned to sender recently. KTUU reports that Tyler Ivanoff was gathering firewood in Alaska when he found the letter. He posted it on social media. A Russian sailor wrote the greeting 50 years ago. He wished the reader good health, a long life and happy sailing. Russian state media then tracked down the writer. He didn't recognize his own message at first, until he saw his signature.

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