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Russia: Russian balloonist hits Moscow after record-breaking around-the-world trip01:44

Russia: Russian balloonist hits Moscow after record-breaking around-the-world trip

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 1, 2016 at 15:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian traveller, survivalist, and balloonist Fedor Konyukhov returned to Moscow, Monday, after breaking the world record by travelling around the world in a hot air balloon in 11 days in July.

Upon his arrival at Domodedovo Airport, he was greeted by dozens of fans who congratulated the seasoned traveller on completing his record-breaking balloon journey. Speaking to the crowd, Konyukhov gave a message of peace, stating "Let's live as good friends. You see our planet is so small. I flew it around in 11 days, yes! And we are ruining it. So let's live as good friends, so that everyone will be happy!"

The round-the-world trip was launched on July 12 from the aerodrome in Australia's Northam and took a total time of approximately 11 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes. Konyukhov has since announced his next challenge which is to scuba dive into the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, the deepest part of world's oceans.

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Russian traveller, survivalist, and balloonist Fedor Konyukhov returned to Moscow, Monday, after breaking the world record by travelling around the world in a hot air balloon in 11 days in July.

Upon his arrival at Domodedovo Airport, he was greeted by dozens of fans who congratulated the seasoned traveller on completing his record-breaking balloon journey. Speaking to the crowd, Konyukhov gave a message of peace, stating "Let's live as good friends. You see our planet is so small. I flew it around in 11 days, yes! And we are ruining it. So let's live as good friends, so that everyone will be happy!"

The round-the-world trip was launched on July 12 from the aerodrome in Australia's Northam and took a total time of approximately 11 days, 5 hours and 31 minutes. Konyukhov has since announced his next challenge which is to scuba dive into the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, the deepest part of world's oceans.

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