Publisher: New York, NY: Harper, 2005, ©2004.
The enormous explosion of the Kursk submarine happened on 12 august 2000 during a crucial military demonstration. The explosion resulted in the sinking of the Russian most expensive nuclear submarine, which was known as the Kursk. All those who were in the submarine perished as the Russian president refused the help of the foreign countries.
The note became the cry of the sea of the Russian souls that were tormented, as some of the people of the briefed families and the citizens confronted the Russian government. They were inquiring to know what was important to the Russian government between protecting the secrets of the country and safeguarding the life of its citizens. The citizens were inquiring what the officials of the Russian government's thought when they waited for more than forty-eight hours to accept that the submarine that they really valued was in danger. The ignored the desperate trapping noise that was being generated by the submarine and they did not send any international SOS to ask for help (Moore, 107).
The international community is still coming to terms with why the Russian government depicted what happened to the Kursk submarine tragedy, but the author tries to answer all these riddles in order to understand what really happened. The author exposes the truths that were behind the event that caused the world to revert, enrage the citizens of Russia and devastated the Russian people. The tragedy defined the new era of the Russian politics.
The writer of the book has explained the tragic event in a clear way. The book explains everything that happened and it satisfies the reader’s desires. This is because Flynn’s has explained how the event happened and the reason why the government of Russia delayed in its rescue mission and why they ignored the alarm that was sent by the submarine before it exploded. The author also explains that the government of Russian rejected the help of the international community to safeguard its secrets as they considered the submarine to be the most valued weapons during that time (Flynn, 122).
A fascinating account of the tragic Russian submarine explosion that resulted in the death of everyone who was on board during the time of the explosion. It devastated the Russian citizens and explained the post-cold war period of the Russian president Vladimir Putin. The author tries to explain what the Russian authorities were thinking as they waited for more than forty-eight hours to establish that their submarine was in trouble. The author also tries to explain the reason why they did not allow the foreign countries that were willing to help them in the rescue mission (Moore, 137).
He also tries to explain the still felt effects of the cold war between the Russian soviet and the NATO as that was one of the key reasons why Russia declined the rescue mission help as it implies that there was still some enmity that exists between the unions. The author uses pictures and maps to explain his research and the geographical position where the submarine was located before the explosion. The sinking of the submarine placed Russia in a new political era as the people of Russia criticized the government, as they demanded to get answers to the riddles that revolved around the sinking of the ship and the rescue mission (Flynn, 244).
The book is written and depicted in an effective way. The dialogue in the story is well explained and the author uses a language that can be easily understood by the readers. There is also good use of diagrams, but the author would have used colored pictures that would have enhanced the understanding of the concept that revolves around the submarine (Moore, 20).
Flynn, Ramsey. Cry from the Deep: The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That
Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test. New York, NY: Harper, 2005. Internet resource.
Moore, Robert. A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy. New York: Three Rivers
Press, 2002. Internet resource.