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A Modern Tale of Shipwreck Survivors

I just read this fascinating tale of how 11 Russian sailors survived for three months in the wilderness after their ships collided and sank in a storm:

They found an abandoned military base, where they burned furniture for warmth. They ate fish they caught at sea, and cooked rudimentary pancakes using flour and cooking fat they found at the base.

They found Christmas ornaments and decorated the base with them as the holidays drew near.

Hurray for Glasnost, eh? Hopefully one of them was taking some notes, and can get a sweet book deal out of the, uh, ordeal. I went looking for more in-depth coverage, but came up empty (in English, at least).