Soviet Union: Death Cruise

Horror on the Volga River

The last light of evening still glowed on the Volga River, but few passengers aboard the cruise ship Alexander Suvorov were paying much attention. Most of the travelers had crowded into a large room on the uppermost deck to watch a movie. They never saw the end. While navigating a narrow channel near Ulyanovsk (pop. 650,000), the river port 425 miles east of Moscow where Lenin was born, the vessel apparently rammed into a railroad bridge with such force that the entire top section of the boat was sheared off. The number of casualties is still...

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