File photo shows the “Kolskaya” oil drilling rig in the Kola Bay near Russia’s northern seaport of Murmansk

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 4:13 pm (UTC+0)
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The “Kolskaya” oil drilling rig is pictured in the Kola Bay near Russia’s northern seaport of Murmansk in this November 27, 2010 file photo. The oil drilling rig with 67 crew on board capsized and sank off the Russian Far East island of Sakhalin when it ran into a storm while being towed, and 51 of the crew were unaccounted for, Russian news agencies reported on December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Andrei Pronin/Files (RUSSIA – Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT ENERGY)

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James Brooke is the Russia/CIS bureau chief for Voice of America. A lifelong journalist, he covered West Africa, Brazil, the American Rocky Mountain States, Canada, and Japan/Korea for The New York Times. A resident of Moscow since 2006, he was first Bloomberg bureau chief for the region. In 2010, he joined VOA. In addition to writing Russia Watch, his weekly blog, he also does video, radio and web reports from Russia and the former USSR.

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James Brooke is VOA Moscow bureau chief, covering Russia and the former USSR. With The New York Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, Latin America, Canada and Japan/Koreas. He studied Russian in college during the Brezhnev years, first visited Moscow as a reporter during the final months of Gorbachev, and then came back for reporting forays during the Yeltsin and early Putin years. In 2006, he moved to Moscow to report for Bloomberg. He joined VOA in Moscow in 2010. Follow Jim on Twitter @VOA_Moscow.

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