Twin brothers (братья Синельники) built 11th century Slavic boat (Русс: славянская ладья) in 2006 naming it Russich.

2005-2006 – construction «RUSSICH» sails-rowing boat-ladja, analogue old russian ladja (wood boat) XI centuries, and a navigation "From varyags – to persians" on the Great Volga way and Caspian sea. 5500 km on ladja (wood boat) with a parallel course in 1000 km horses moves from city Tolyatti up to city Astrakhan

In 2011 the team left the city of Tolyatti on Volga sailing through several seas and the Indian ocean reaching the shores of Australia in November 2011.
The route to the Indian ocean was through Volga, Don, Azov sea, Black sea, Marmara sea, Aegean sea, Red sea,  Indian ocean. The trip from Volga to Australia was 20,000km.
Currently, the boat is in dock of Australian port city Darwin. The boat has undergone some repairs and is ready to sail around Australia.
Additional information is at http://www.sinelniki.ru/index.php?id=16&iid=467

Pictures of Russich

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Two brothers


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