Near Shishmaref, Alaska, a man gathering firewood on the shore found a bottle with what looked like a message in it. Using a screwdriver, he retrieved the piece of paper, which had a note written in Russian. Translated, it said, “Sincere greetings! From the Russian Far East Fleet mother ship VRXF Sulak. I greet you who finds the bottle and request that you respond to the address Vladivostok -43 BRXF Sulak to the whole crew. We wish you good health and long years of life and happy sailing. 20 June 1969.” Reporters from the state-owned Russian media network, Russia-1, tracked down the original writer, Captain Anatolii Prokofievich Botsanenko, who confirmed it was his signature on the bottom.