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“A Trip He Will Not Forget”: Russian Man Flies to Tajikistan By Mistake

Written by Iskandar On 28 February 2014 @ 22:16 pm | 1 Comment

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Humor, Russian, Tajikistan, Travel

A Russian man was shocked today after finding himself in Tajikistan instead of southern Russia where he thought he arrived. The news about the passenger who got on a wrong flight has caused many people to laugh.

According to news agency Asia-Plus [1] [ru], Yevgeny Samoshkin was travelling from Yakutsk to a southern Russian city of Kurgan [2] via Moscow. At an airport in Moscow, the 19-year-old student bought a ticket to a wrong destination – the town of Kurgan-Tyube [3] in southern Tajikistan. Without double-checking his ticket, Samoshkin boarded the flight and arrived in Tajikistan. The interesting thing is that the young man did not realize he was in a foreign country before exiting the airport.

Fail: To Kurgan-Tyube instead of Kurgan http://t.co/QNjCVQE5FC [4]

Kurgan-Tyube instead of Kurgan? Seriously? Dude, what did you smoke before the flight?

Would've been fun if he came to senses when crossing the Afghan border [Kurgan-Tyube is not far from the frontier]

Our [man] was flying to Kurgan but fund himself in Tajikistan o_O XD. He is now the star of news reports in Yakutsk and throughout Russia :-D

A trip he will not forget http://t.co/MveTRLZO4A [13]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Asia-Plus: http://www.news.tj/ru/news/kurez-na-bortu-ist-eir-grazhdanin-rossii-po-oshibke-priletel-v-tadzhikistan

[2] Kurgan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurgan,_Kurgan_Oblast

[3] Kurgan-Tyube: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qurghonteppa

[4] http://t.co/QNjCVQE5FC: http://t.co/QNjCVQE5FC

[5] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/RadioiOzodi/statuses/439369646127730688

[6] http://t.co/n3xuOyk3jK: http://t.co/n3xuOyk3jK

[7] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/ChristianBleuer/statuses/439480546272759808

[8] http://t.co/hvq34ps5Su: http://t.co/hvq34ps5Su

[9] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/onlytajikistan/statuses/439417359015895040

[10] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/mr_parvizon/statuses/439480665755910144

[11] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/mr_parvizon/statuses/439482662567563266

[12] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/VeronikaAmmos/statuses/439388896095637504

[13] http://t.co/MveTRLZO4A: http://t.co/MveTRLZO4A

[14] February 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/gaytajikistan/statuses/439521097789087744

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