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03/26/2013

Sailing down the river in the Siberian Taiga

Amateur shipbuilder Alexander Marchenko has constructed a traditional 17th century-style wooden sailing ship, moored to a bank of the Yenisei River in the Siberian Taiga area in Khakassia region some 520 km south of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Marchenko, who has no experience in building or operating sail boats, has spent his free time on the ship for the last two years, working to achieve his childhood dreams of building a boat. He plans to use the vessel as a Yenisei River tourist attraction, moored between the Sayano-Shushenskaya and the Maynskaya hydroelectric power stations. Marchenko was photographed on March 24, 2013, by Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin.

 

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