Kursk: A Submarine In Troubled Waters
In August 2000, the pride of the Russian navy and its 118 crew members lay at the bottom of the Barents Sea. The unthinkable had happened. The Kursk, the world's most technologically advanced nuclear submarine and flagship of the Russian Fleet had sunk. The Kremlin's explanation was that it was caused by an accidental explosion of an old fashioned torpedo. This version was readily accepted by the Russian and international press. However, the real causes of the tragedy have never been exposed. Until now. After a long investigation, A Submarine In Troubled Waters unveils the contradictions, lies and secrets created by the authorities at the time and reveals a more disturbing story involving a collision with an American submarine and the hostile firing of a torpedo. Mystery surrounds the tragedy - why were there so many foreign submarines in the area that day? Why were Chinese military officials present? Why did the rescue effort take days to begin and what was CIA Director, George Tenet, doing at the Kremlin immediately after the sinking when no chief of the CIA had even been to Russia before? "A Submarine in Troubled Water" asks if the crew of the Kursk were sacrificed in a game of geo-political brinkmanship and reveals the high-stakes strategies now being played out between Russia, the USA and China in a post cold war world.
Starring Captain Vitaly Dotsenko, John Lehman, Lilia Shetsova
Director Jean-Michel Carre