President Mohamed Nasheed has sent a message of sympathy to President Dmitry A. Medvedev of Russia following the sinking of the boat “Bulgaria” on the Volga River.

President Nasheed's message to President Medvedev reads as follows:


I was deeply grieved to hear of the sinking of the boat Bulgaria on the Volga River, claiming many lives and leaving many more missing. At this time of distress, I send my profound sympathy to you, the Government and the people of Russia, especially to those families directly affected by the tragedy.