http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4909028.stm A British explorer who has spent the last seven-and-a-half years walking around the world has been fined and is to be expelled from Russia. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby, 36, from Hull, was tried by a court for entering Russia without paperwork. Mr Bushby and fellow explorer Dimitri Kieffer arrived near the unauthorised entry point of Uelen on 2 April having crossed the Bering Strait from Alaska. His father Keith said the court had "knocked his legs away from under him". He said given his son's route, entering Russia at an unauthorised point had been their only option. They had tried to speak to the relevant authorities to no avail ahead of the "window" to cross the frozen strait. "He's just shocked. I don't think it's really sunk it yet," he said. Appeal plans Although the two had valid business visas they were accused of not completing proper formalities on arrival. Mr Bushby and American Dimitri Kieffer were later detained by border guards and moved to the village of Lavrentiya. They have 10 days to lodge an appeal. Mr Bushby entered Russia during his 12-year record-breaking bid to walk around the world, known as the Goliath expedition. He hopes to arrive home in four years. The pair are staying with a local priest in Lavrentiya, about 500 miles north-east of the Chukota provincial capital, Anadyr, but have been told they must not leave the village.