SAGALEVITCH, Anatoly, Ph.D.
Russia (1938- )
Last updated: December 1, 2017 at 1:20 am
Oceanographer; Chief Scientist for Russian Mir submersibles aboard the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh; Director of the Russian Deepwater Submersibles Laboratory; has led expeditions to the RMS Titanic, the Bismarck, and the crippled Russian submarine Komsomolets; set a world record for the deepest freshwater dive in a submersible in 1990; pilot of MIR-1 DSV that made the first descent to the seafloor at the North Pole during the Arktika 2007 expedition.
Dr. Sagalevich accompanied Fran Capo on a dive to the Titanic where she held the world’s deepest book signing and led the first prayer on the wreck of the Titanic.
Honours and Awards:
Ralph White Award (Explorers Club, 2009)
Hero of the Russian Federation (2008)
Lowell Thomas Award (Explorers Club, 2008)
William Beebe Award (Explorers Club, 2008)
Adventurer of the Year (Los Angeles Adventurers’ Club, 2007)
NOGI Award (Science, 2002)
Explorers Club Fellow
Order of Lenin
Order of the Badge of Honour
Order of Courage
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