Russia Oil Platform Capsizes

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 3:52 pm (UTC+0)
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This Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 photo provided by Russia Emergency Situations Ministry, Far Eastern Branch press service on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, shows an unidentified survivor of an oil drilling platform “Kolskaya” being evacuated from a ship Magadan to a helicopter in the Sea of Okhotsk. The Kolskaya capsized Sunday, leaving 14 of its crew confirmed dead and 39 still missing. Another 14 have been rescued.(AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations Far Eastern Branch press service, , HO)

James Brooke
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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