Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement that the planes had covered a distance of over 6,000 km in over eight hours from their home base in western Russia to deploy in Anadyr
in the Chuktoka region which faces Alaska.
According to a statement by Russia's Ministry of Defense issued Wednesday, the two Soviet-era bombers covered a distance of more than 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) in over eight hours from their base in Saratov city to Anadyr
town in the Chuktoka region, located opposite to the US state, presstv reported.
As a result, the pilot made the decision to divert the flight and instead of its destination, the flight landed in a remote airport, located in Anadyr
, capital of Russia's Arctic region of Chukotka, which has a population of 15,500.
The Boeing 777 was carrying 188 passengers, plus crew, when it landed in Anadyr
, capital ofRussia'sArctic region of Chukotka, where billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich was once governor.
For those who fancy checking out colder climates, it is a brisk -12C in Ottowa, -24C in Denver and -27C in Anadyr
- the eastern-most town in Russia.
In winter, bearded seals aggregate on the young ice in the northern part of the Gulf of Anadyr
. Numbers gradually increase during March.
"Bill" Smith co-authored Operation Anadyr
, a book on the Cuban Missile Crisis, with the former commander of the Warsaw Pact.
A company made a test flight in a helicopter last week between Anadyr
in Chukotka and Anchorage, stopping in Nome along the way.
The Chelsea boss and his second wife Irina split in Anadyr
, Chuktoka, Russia, where he is governor.
Chinese telecomms equipment producer Huawei is providing equipment for the network, which will cover Chukotka's capital Anadyr
and two other towns.
As Geographical went to press, they were awaiting an appeal hearing in Anadyr
. If this is unsuccessful, Bushby will have to postpone his walk around the world in unbroken footsteps until he can return to Russia.