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Russian Post Delivers Letter 40 Years Late

When a schoolboy from a village in Russia's Tomsk region wrote to his sister asking to send him a compass (drawing tool), he couldn't possibly imagine it would take Russian Post 40 years to deliver his letter.

The letter sent in 1975, when the boy was 8 years old, was received by his sister Yekaterina Denisova just recently, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday, citing the recipient's relative Marina.

In the letter the boy told his 15 year-old sister, studying in the city of Tomsk, how he was doing and asked to send him stationery that wasn't available in the village, Marina told the news agency.

The man is still living in the same area, RIA Novosti reported.

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