APPEAL TO SUBMARINERS BROTHERHOOD >>>
On July 4, 1961 a
nuclear accident occurred on the Soviet submarine K-19 in the Norwegian
Sea. Her crew prevented a nuclear reactor meltdown and saved the world
from global nuclear disaster at the expense of their lives and health.
This accident became widely known due to Peter Huchthausen’s story,
“K-19: The Widowmaker”, and Kathryn Bigelow’s movie of the same name.
On the year of the 45th anniversary of the accident and the 100th
anniversary of Russia's submarine force the Ex-president of the Soviet
Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, submitted a request to the Nobel Committee for
nomination of the first crew of the K-19 for the Nobel Peace Prize in
2006 for their sacrifices for the sake of the World .
We of The Saint-Petersburg Submariners’
Club second this initiative and go out with an appeal to all
submariners' organizations worldwide to join in these efforts for the
nomination of the first crew of the K-19 for the Nobel Prize. Now we
collect letters of support from submariners and public organization to
refer them to the Nobel Committee. We hope that the brotherhood of
submariners worldwide will show
will show its solidarity in full measure on this