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Boat of famed Russian sailor attacked by pirates

The schooner St Victoria, owned by famed Russian sailor, adventurer and writer Fyodor Konyukhov, was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, according to reports Thursday.

Russian marines aboard the yacht successfully repelled the attack.

Fyodor Konyukhov was not on board at the time. He is currently in Greece, news agencies reported.

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