Born at sea: Russian tourist delivers baby in Egypt’s Red Sea

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Social media users have been sharing images of a birth at sea in Egypt's South Sinai area involving a Russian tourist. (Social Media)
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Social media users have been sharing images of a birth at sea in Egypt's South Sinai area involving a Russian tourist. (Social Media)
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Social media users have been sharing images of a birth at sea in Egypt's South Sinai area involving a Russian tourist. (Social Media)
Updated 12 March 2018

Born at sea: Russian tourist delivers baby in Egypt’s Red Sea

SOUTHERN SINAI: Social media users have been sharing pictures purportedly showing a Russian tourist who delivered her baby in the Red Sea waters, Southern Sinai.
The mother, dressed in a bikini swimsuit, reportedly had a water birth that was captured in a series of photos published by a Facebook user.
The pictures reportedly show the newborn being held by a man inside the water, with some reports claiming he is the baby’s grandfather.
The man appears to come out of the water with the baby, while the umbilical cord is still attached, as well as its placenta.
Some Facebook users praised the “beauty” and “easiness” of the baby’s water birth.


Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

Updated 19 August 2019

Alaska man discovers 50-year-old message in bottle from Russian Navy

  • Then Russian Navy Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko wrote the letter when he was a 36-year-old aboard the Sulak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska.
Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles (966 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, television station KTUU reported.
“I was just looking for firewood when I found the bottle,” Tyler Ivanoff said. “When I found the bottle, I had to use a screwdriver to get the message out.”
Ivanoff shared his discovery on Facebook where Russian speakers translated the message to be a greeting from a Cold War Russian sailor dated June 20, 1969. The message included an address and a request for a response from the person who finds it.
Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Capt. Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko, KTUU reported.
He was skeptical he wrote the note until he saw his signature on the bottom.
“There — exactly!” he exclaimed.
The message was sent while the then 36-year-old was aboard the Sulak, Botsanenko said. Botsanenko shed tears when the Russian television reporter told him the Sulak was sold for scrap in the 1990s.
Botsanenko also showed the reporter some souvenirs from his time on the ship, including the autograph of the wife of a famous Russian spy and Japanese liquor bottles, the latter kept over his wife’s protests.
Ivanoff’s discovery of the bottle was first reported by Nome radio station KNOM.