October 4, Moscow hosted the presentation of the sixth issue of Yevgeny Feldman’s slick magazine Svoy, which was completely dedicated to Viktor Lyagushkin’s art. Photos and stories “from caves and seas” on the pages of the new issue, and even more remarkable stories by Viktor during the presentation captivated the audience.
Photos from the presentation by Tatyana Mordvinova.
Viktor’s photography from the inhospitable Baltic sea in the Secret Spot section in Scuba Diving Magazine #5/2015. Russian Navy galliot Tobias Enge shipwreck, which crashed near Gogland Island on a stormy night 1771. Researchers believe the ship went down after a failed attempt to round the cape of the island, leaving no survivors of the 45-person crew.
The story of frigate Oleg, the flagship of the Emperor Alexander II. It sank in 1869 and lies on an even keel at a depth of 60 meters. It had happened during a training exercise. Frigate came into collision with the armorclad Kremlin and its death was very quick – just 15 minutes, but this is the reason why all the weapons and the interior have been kept intact. The shipwreck is considered to be a historical object of a special value and any dives on it are forbidden.
At 15th of July 2013 the President of Russia V. Putin has dived in a submarine to see frigate Oleg. Probably, it was the second time when its paths were crossed with the Kremlin.
Short photo set from our Secrets of Shipwrecks project. It is a part of Underwater Russian Heritage Project. Underwater Russian Heritage Project was supported by СJSC “Baltic Marine Company” (ЗАО «Балтийское морское общество»)