30 Jan 2017

Russian's plans in Kiribati met with scepticism

From , 6:04 am on 30 January 2017

A Russian monarchist says he wants to use three uninhabited islands in Kiribati to create an 'alternative Russia'.

Anton Bakov wants to revive the Romanov empire, which ended in 1917 with the Bolshevik revolution.

Mr Bakov is currently visiting Kiribati at the invitation of its Government, which is yet to agree to the  proposal.

Amelia Langford reports.

Anton Bakov

Anton Bakov Photo: Public domain/ http://bakov.ru/