The shipwreck in the Bering sea of the Ryazan motor boat which was carrying some 2,000 tons of food supplies to the inhabitants of the Russian northeasternmost regions has forced the administration of the Chukchi peninsula to appeal to the federal government for food assistance. The Ryazan and its cargo are no lying on the seabed off Cape Navarin and the loss of the major lot of food intended for delivery to Anadyr cannot be set off at this time of year when the summer and autumn navigation season is over and ice is blocking all access to Anadyr. Specialists say that the loss of the Ryazan can send sky high the food prices in Anadyr. The worst of the prospects is that the food stocks will not last the winter, Russia Journal reports. This is why the administration of the Chukchi autonomous area has appealed to the federal government to provide urgent assistance in the delivery of extra stocks of food stuffs to the region.
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