When the Detroit Red Wings were rebooting their franchise after more than two decades of relative futility, they knew the best place to find world-class players who could help turn things around more quickly were conscripted servants behind the Iron Curtain. All they had to do then was make history by drafting them, then figure out how to get them out. That´s when the Wings turned to Keith Gave, the newsman whose clandestine mission to Helsinki, Finland, was the first phase of a of a years-long series of secret meetings from posh hotel rooms to remote forests around Europe to orchestrate their unlawful departures from the Soviet Union. One defection created an international incident and made global headlines. Another player faked cancer, thanks to the Wings´ extravagant bribes to Russian doctors, including a big American car. Another player who wasn´t quite ready to leave yet felt like he was being kidnapped by an unscrupulous agent. Two others were outcast when they stood up publicly against the Soviet regime, winning their freedom to play in the NHL only after years of struggle. They are the Russian Five: Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Igor Larionov. Their individual stories read like pulse-pounding spy novels. The story that unfolded after they were brought together in Detroit by the masterful coach Scotty Bowman is unforgettable. This story includes details never before revealed, and by the man who was there every step of the way -- from the day Detroit drafted its first two Soviets in 1989 until they raised the Stanley Cup in 1997, then took it to Moscow for a victory lap around Red Square and the Kremlin. The Russian Five did more to bridge Russian and American relations than decades of diplomacy and détente between the White House and the Kremlin. This is their story.
Radiospektakl´ ´´Kto vinovat?´´ po motivam odnoimennogo roman v dvuh chastjah Aleksandra Ivanovicha Gercena 1846 goda. Soglasno Bol´shoj sovetskoj jenciklopedii, «odin iz pervyh russkih social´no-psihologicheskih romanov». Prozhivajushhij v derevne pomeshhik Aleksej Abramovich Negrov nanimaet novogo uchitelja dlja svoego syna Mishi - Dmitrija Jakovlevicha Kruciferskogo. On dolzhen podgotovit´ Mishu k postupleniju v kakuju-nibud´ voennuju shkolu. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. O. Viklandt, P. Konstantinov, G. Kulikov, N. Malishevsky, V. Raznikova, A. Shvorin, V. Etush. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000657/bk_agen_000657_sample.mp3.
Radiospektakl´ po motivam p´esy ´´Severo-zapadnee Berlina´´ pisatelja Severa Gansovskogo. Sovetskoe voinskoe podrazdelenie osvobodilo iz plena soldata, kotoryj vel podpol´nuju bor´bu na nemeckom podzemnom voennom zavode. Okazalos´, chto v jetom podrazdelenii sluzhila medsestroj ego nevesta. No lico soldata bylo nastol´ko izurodovano fashistami, chto on ne reshalsja vstretit´sja s nej. Lish´ posle ego gibeli v odnoj iz boevyh operacij devushka uznala, chto ee ljubimyj byl rjadom. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Lyudmila Kasatkina, Nina Sazonova, Piotr Konstantinov, Andrey Petrov, Leonid Gubanov, Georgy Pluzhnik. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000685/bk_agen_000685_sample.mp3.
Julij Petrovich Chepurin (1914 - 2003) - russkij sovetskij pisatel´, dramaturg. P´esa ´´Poslednie rubezhi´´, s istinnoj dostovernost´ju raskryvaet dramaticheskie sobytija, razygravshiesja po vine nekotoryh amerikanskih strategov v pervyj zhe den´ mira (dejstvie proishodit 9 maja 1945 goda vblizi Pragi). Jeta p´esa javilas´ pervym proizvedeniem, razoblachajushhim predatel´stvo sojuznikov - vidnyh amerikanskih dejatelej v moment kapituljacii gitlerovskoj Germanii, stremjashhihsja s naibol´shej vygodoj vospol´zovat´sja plodami nashej pobedy - zahvatit´ vsju tehniku nemeckoj divizii, otkryvaja nemeckoj gruppirovke put´ na okkupirovannuju ih vojskami territoriju. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Daniil Sagal, Sergey Kulagin, Evgeny Bykadorov, Piotr Konstantinov, Vladimir Zeldin, Konstantin Nassonov, Lyudmila Kasatkina. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000440/bk_agen_000440_sample.mp3.
We rely on automation. Our cars parallel park themselves. The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance. We can´t go anywhere without our phones. Our lives are ripe for hacking. Not that anyone would. When a group of high school friends meet at their 45th reunion, they discuss the hypothetical. With all these wireless networks, could someone hack a military drone? Unknown to them, a Russian spy gets wind of their idle chatter and plans to put their idea to the test. Vasili Grigoriy Konstantinov commandeers a drone flying over Washington DC and terrorizes the National Mall with a low flyby. Then, things escalate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel E. Hoke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063393/bk_acx0_063393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.