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Russia Says Seven Kidnapped in Nigeria, Ransom Request Expected

October 17, 2012

Six Russian sailors and an Estonian national were abducted by pirates in Nigerian waters, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry said today on its website.

The pirates escaped into Nigerian territory after the kidnapping two days ago, and are likely to demand a ransom, the ministry said. It said Russia is attempting to secure a swift release for the sailors.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stepan Kravchenko in Moscow at skravchenko@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net


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