JAPAN: Treasure off Tsushima

Old tale about the czar's gold may be true

Almost 75 years have passed since Admiral Heihachiro Togo, in the climactic encounter of the Russo-Japanese war, sank 20 of the 38 czarist warships that participated in the battle of the Sea of Japan. The echoes still reverberate. Spurred anew by an old tale that Czar Nicholas II's sunken fleet had been carrying a fortune in gold and other precious metals, a team of divers six months ago reached the 8,524-ton Russian cruiser Admiral Nakhimov, in 314 ft. of water 5.5 miles off Tsushima Island,...

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