There are many ways these days for Americans to visit Russia. One can fly in, or come by boat or train from Europe or from Asian countries. Maybe even drive or walk across the border in some places.
However, just in case you were wondering, it is not recommended, repeat, NOT recommended, that people wander across the Bearing Strait by jet ski, and appear unannounced in an area considered a military post.
WOW, Can u give details of the trip so it can help others ? I find this is unbelievable!
I am surprised they were unaware of restricted areas at the Russian side.
A bit more preparation was all that was needed (or was did yet another TV adventure record?).
I'm more impressed by the guy who walked across the frozen straight. Although I also find the report of his refusing to register with authorities a bit suspect.
I do wonder if this was a publicity stunt gone slightly wrong. It seems very, very unlikely to me that the Americans would not have been fully briefed on exactly where they could land, assuming they had followed the correct procedures when they obtained their visas (they did, apparently, have Russian visas).
But no doubt it will make a cracking reality TV show, if you like that sort of thing...
They probably got away lightly. Many years ago I heard a story on Corfu (Kerkira) Island whereby some drunken tourists had stolen a boat and thought they would sail to nearby Albania for a bit of a stunt. The Albanians promptly blew them out of the water. I'm not sure how true it is.
Agree they got off lightly, all things considered (they were taken to visit local museums whilst in custody??? Hmmmm....).
The Corfu story might be a Chinese whispers version of this true one:
It can't have been that J as I was there before that, about '81 I think. The article is dated 84. Perhaps they were making a habit of it!
I suspect they probably were around that time. :-(
it goes without saying a map is not enough, they need to ask at VT first ::)
I know I am a bit "off", but I think this is just so friggin' cool. Just the adrenaline rush of literally climbing 20 foot waves and coasting down the other side, - while perfectly aware that this is not a bloody lagoon in the Caribbean, but one of the most turbulent and treacherous waters on the planet.
Yes, they should have known about the military zone part, but jeeze, what a story to tell.
What made me chuckle though, was the reporting of what the reporter heard, and not likely what they said, - stating that now they were going to go through the North Passage, - towards Iceland. OK, they are going eh, east.......d:o)
A bit missing from what the boys actually said, - I venture.
> Agree they got off lightly, all things considered (they were
> taken to visit local museums whilst in custody??? Hmmmm....).
Considering how remote that part of Siberia is, this is probably the best entertainment that part of the world has had in quite a number of years.