The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test.
A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post-Cold War regime.
On August 12, 2000, the giant Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank in the icy waters of the Barents Sea. As survivors of the 118-man crew struggled to survive, the Russian Navy failed to notice the unfolding tragedy, even as Western observers immediately alerted leaders in the United States and England to the explosion.
Why then did Western officials, in a practiced silence reminiscent of the Cold War, fail to notify Vladimir Putin and his new post-Soviet government of the disaster? Why did the Russian government later rebuff international rescue attempts even amid early reports of faint tappings coming from inside the hulking mass? And when, if ever, would a new Russia emerge from the specter of its Cold War past?
By turns thrilling, heart-wrenching, and absorbing, Cry from the Deep untangles, once and for all, the knotty Soviet-era deceptions and conspiracies surrounding the submarine disaster that devastated the Russian people and shocked the world.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 12 / 2005
- 135 x 210mm