A message came from Mr Andrei as follows:
Dear Autumn Belle,
Russian TV channel Zvezda sends you our best regards. A Russian Navy ship "Admiral Tributs" is supposed to enter the port of Klang today. Could you comment on that via a web camera for us please? It is not that often that Russian Navy ships harbour in Malaysia.
Andrei Rabotnov, Zvezda News producer
tel. +7 916 842 67 96
posted on October 21st, 2009.
Mr Andrei, thank you very much for the excellent reviews about my blog at blogcatalog.com. I appreciate it very much. I am very sorry I do not have a web cam. Since you do not have a reply email link, I'm really not sure what to do next and I have pondered over this message for a long time, wondering what to do. If you wish me to publish the news about the visit, I am now posting it on my blog. I hope this helps.
After doing a search on the internet, I found the following is an article published today by Rianovosti, an online news channel:
MOSCOW, October 22 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian Pacific Fleet task force that has been on anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden is to pay an official visit to the port of Klang in Malaysia, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said.
The task force — comprising the Admiral Tributs destroyer with two helicopters, a salvage tug, a tanker, and a naval infantry unit — has been escorting commercial ships, conducting aerial reconnaissance, and searching for suspected pirate vessels.
He said that a number of meetings were planned during the visit, including with commanders of the Malaysian Navy and the Russian Embassy staff.
Russia joined international anti-piracy efforts off Somali coast in October 2008.
Three Russian warships have so far participated in the mission — the Baltic Fleet's Neustrashimy (Fearless) frigate, and the Pacific Fleet's Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Panteleyev destroyers.
The Pacific Fleet's warships have escorted over 100 Russian and foreign commercial ships and prevented several pirate attacks since January 2009.
To the Admiral and all crew members of this fleet, here's my message to you ...
WELCOME TO MALAYSIA !
MAY YOU HAVE A MEMORABLE VISIT HERE,
GOOD LUCK & SMOOTH SAILING ALWAYS!
Best wishes and regards,
from Autumn Belle