Last week, a missile launched from a Russian submarine carried mail from the Barents Sea to Kamchatka, Itar-Tass reported June 9. The 3480-mile trip took only 30 minutes, and the 1270 specially franked letters were delivered in record time. This was Moscow’s first use of a ballistic missile to deliver the mail, something its ordinary service does with frequently appalling delays in outlying areas.
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