Despite temperatures around minus 17 degrees Fahrenheit in the region near the Siberian city of Omsk (around 2,200 kilometers miles from Moscow), the soldiers think it will only take them a day to retrieve the cargo. - Adam Geibel
Russian troops know their mission priorities. The army has been dispatched to assist in rescuing ten tons of beer trapped under the frozen Irtysh River in Siberia. A truck carrying the beer sank when trying to cross the river and a rescue team of six divers, 10 workers and a modified T-72 tank from the Emergencies Ministry have so far failed to save the load. The week-long effort to cut a 100 yard corridor to the river bank to pull the truck to dry land failed when the vehicle was swept away from the rescue site.