What is the truth about the events that inspired Hollywood blockbuster The Hunt For Red October?
What is the truth about the events that inspired Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Hunt For Red October’? In the film, Sean Connery plays a disaffected captain who decides to defect to the States along with his nuclear submarine. In reality, Captain Valeri Sabin was not a defector, but something much more dangerous. Secret History reveals the shocking truth that the KGB succeeded in hiding not only from the filmmakers but also Western intelligence. A loyal Communist party member, Sabin had become sick of Politburo corruption and decided that destroyer The Sentry was the ideal platform from which to launch his revolt. His aim was to inspire the Soviet people to rise up again. But, as Secret History shows, it was a mission doomed to failure.