SHARKHUNTERS President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) went to Soviet Russia as guest of the Soviet Navy to plan a historic SHARKHUNTERS “Patrol” in the former ‘Evil Empire’. He was treated as family everywhere he went, and met with most of the top ‘Brass’ of the Soviet Navy. This was in 1991, and it was still the time of the Soviet Union although the Soviet Union was on the brink of collapse.
This historic visit covers the meeting with Fleet Admiral Vladimir Chernavin, Chief of the Soviet Navy and with his second-in-command, VADM Komorov right in the Russian Naval HQ! There are also meetings with Major General Pyotr Barabolya (the only General in the Soviet Navy); ADM. Anatoliy Smal (Chief of Intelligence) and many others of the top brass of the Soviet Navy. It’s all on this DVD. (These officers joined Sharkhunters as regular Members).
There are evenings at the ballet and other cultural events. You’ll also see the ancient religious center of Zagorsk and the magnificent churches, the cultural evenings and so much more. An interesting piece of information about all those cathedrals with the gold domes – that is REAL GOLD! Each of these churches has ten to twenty pounds of gold, hammered flat and covering the domes. Inside the cathedrals, every square inch of the walls and ceilings are covered with magnificent artworks. These are not paintings hung on the walls – these are religious scenes painted right on the walls and ceilings themselves. In some churches, the pictures are separated by solid silver or gold frames screwed to the walls to separate one particular picture. In one church there was one bible with a front cover about 10 inches by 14 inches and half an inch thick – solid gold, studded with many jewels.
Russia really is not a poor country – it is a country full of poor people. And when one is in Moscow in December – it gives new meaning to the word COLD! You will learn a lot about this fantastic country from this DVD.