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Title: Cross Bering Strait on foot, get arrested when you hit Russia
Post by: TehBorken on Apr 05 06 06:23
 [h3]Cross Bering Strait on foot, get arrested when you hit Russia      
[/h3] And you thought the southwestern US had border problems: Dimitry Kieffer of Alaska and Karl Bushby of the UK were detained by Russian authorities after the two completed a rare, dangerous crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait: [blockquote]The two were arrested in Chukotka province for failing to register with the authorities, Andrei Orlov, spokesman for the Federal Security Service's (FSB) northeastern border guard division, said on NTV television. All visitors are required to register with police within three days of their arrival in Russia, even if they have visas.[/blockquote][a href="http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/04/04/2_detained_for_crossing_bering_on_foot/"]Link[/a]

[img]http://cache.boston.com/resize/bonzai-fba/AP_Photo/2006/04/04/1144168407_6727/300h.jpg" title="In this picture made available by Goliath Earth Trek UK, Dimitry Kieffer of Anchorage, Alaska, left, and Briton Karl Bushby, stand together in this 2006 picture. Russian authorities have detained Bushby and Kieffer in the country's far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday, April 4, 2006." alt="In this picture made available by Goliath Earth Trek UK, Dimitry Kieffer of Anchorage, Alaska, left, and Briton Karl Bushby, stand together in this 2006 picture. Russian authorities have detained Bushby and Kieffer in the country's far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday, April 4, 2006." border="0" height="300" width="225"]
In this picture made available by Goliath Earth Trek UK, Dimitry Kieffer of Anchorage, Alaska, left, and Briton Karl Bushby, stand together in this 2006 picture. Russian authorities have detained Bushby and Kieffer in the country's far east after the pair made a rare crossing by foot of a frozen 56-mile stretch of the Bering Strait, officials said Tuesday, April 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Goliath Earth Trek UK)
   
Title: Re: Cross Bering Strait on foot, get arrested when you hit Russia
Post by: Trollio on Apr 05 06 10:16
 Russians get more than a little itchy when people come across their Eastern border.
 
 [a href="http://www.historywiz.com/invasionrussia.htm"]They have a reason to. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/5.gif) [/a]