Russian members of VE Day motorbike rally not allowed into PolandWorld May 01, 1:55
Rally in Dutch capital pays tribute to Odessa fire victimsWorld May 01, 1:52
Russian traveler reaches South Africa by motorbikeSociety & Culture May 01, 0:49
Ukraine blows money by building dam to cut Crimea off water — Russian lawmakerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 01, 0:41
Some 150,000 motorsport fans attend F1 racing weekend in Russia’s SochiSport May 01, 0:39
Putin, French ski legend Jean-Claude Killy join ice hockey training session in SochiSport April 30, 21:09
Putin awards Valtteri Bottas with Russian F1 GP TrophySport April 30, 18:02
FIA Formula One 2017 Russian Grand Prix boosts off in SochiSport April 30, 15:23
Merkel to pay first visit to Russia in two years for talks with PutinWorld April 30, 14:40
VLADIVOSTOK, September 15 (Itar-Tass) — Efforts to find seven tourists who were reported missing during their rafting along the Bikin river in the north of Primorsky (maritime) Territory have been to no avail so far, an official in the press service of the regional center of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) has told Itar-Tass.
The search is being conducted by specialists of the Vladivostok-based search-and-rescue party who have at their disposl a boat and a catamaran for them to retrace the route covered by those missing.
The seven tourists from Nakhodka set out on their way on Aug 19. They began rafting along the Bikin river on Aug 22 on two life-rafts and one rubber boat. Their plan was to reach Soboliny (sable) settlement in Pozharsky District on Sept 9-10 at the latest. According to rescuers' data, there were no instructor in the tourist group which included several elderly people. Neither did they register with the rescue services or local administrations.
The relatives who became worried by their absence applied to local authorities at first. For three days, search operations were conducted by the District administration staff members and District police personnel. The search yielded no results. RME personnel joined in the search operations on Sept 13.