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The Independent
Five adult polar bears have ambushed a team of Arctic meteorologists working in an isolated area of Russia.

A meteorologist and an engineer are currently trapped in the Fyodorov weather station on Vaygach Island in northern Russia and have no means to deter the bears after an attempt to scare them off with flares failed.

One of the trapped scientists has said that the bears are sleeping near the station and have been seen to be aggressive, fighting with each other near the base.

Sounds like a job for Putin. Or does he approach wild animals only after his staff makes sure it is safe?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 at 06:57:51 AM EST
speaking of Putin, a Guardian letter writer notes....

I see that despite Vladimir Putin's love of all things Russian and sanctions against the west, he works out with an expensive American-made gym machine that looks as if it's fresh out of the box - so fresh they did not have time to bolt it to the floor (Eyewitness, 31 August).

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 at 12:43:23 PM EST
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