50th anniversary of a famous escape from Russia
The Soviet Union had imposed an exit ban on Slava Kurilov but this was not something he was able to come to terms with. In December 1974 he jumped overboard from a Soviet tourist steamship near the Philippines. Without food, drink or diving equipment, just goggles, a snorkel and flippers, he swam some 100 kilometers to the Philippine coast, spending three whole days ALONE IN THE OCEAN.
A book version of this historical narrative non-fiction about his famous escape from Russia came out in Hebrew and in Ukrainian. A much shortened adaptation as a children’s book was published in France.