Red Corner: Walk Around the World Ended by Russian Red Tape

Karl Bushby’s epic journey to walk around the world looks like it has come to an end thanks to heartless Russian authorities who have decided to deport the adventurer. Bushby has spent the last seven-and-a-half years walking 17,000 miles from the tip of South America, up through North America, Canada and Alaska before completing a very rare journey across the frozen Bering Strait and into Russia-where he was quickly arrested on his way to the nearest town to process his visa paperwork.

While it was hoped that Russian authorities would make an exception for the adventurer, it has just been learned that a local court has found him guilty of entering Russia illegally. Bushby will be deported and not allowed back into Russia for five years, his Herculean journey defeated by Russian bureaucracy and red tape.