Club's motto: SUBMARINE SERVICE IS NOT A JOB OR PROFESSION, BUT FATE AND RELIGION…
The Saint-Petersburg Submariners' Club (SPSC) was created in the end of November of 1994 by several retired submariners of the 3rd Submarine Flotilla, Northern Fleet as independent, nonprofit, voluntary society. The main purpose of the Club was to provide social assistance to active and retired naval officers and their families. For the years the Club has become a real international body and extended it's goals and fields of activities. At present, the club has more than 2000 members from Russia, all of the former USSR republics and 25 foreign countries.
The Club conducts regular meetings of Russian and foreign submariners and consults all those who are interested in the history of the Navy - from students to writers, researchers and teachers. The Saint-Petersburg submariners took part in creation of several documentary and feature films such as "Hostile Waters", "K-19 The Widowmaker", and others.
In 2000 the Club was the main organizer of the 37th International Submariners' Convention which was held in St. Petersburg.
The Club has established lasting friendly relationship with number of foreign submariners' and seamen's organizations, such as Naval League of the USA, ISA of GB. Among Club's members are such well-know persons as submariner Bob Long, writers Tom Clancy, Alan White, Peter Huchthausen, Roger Dunham, Jean Marie Mathey, actors Harrison Ford, Liam Nisson and others.
The Club takes activity in the memorial programs to perpetuate the memory of the perished crewmen from K-129, K-219, K-278, K-429, K-141 "Kursk", USS Scorpion, USS Thresher and others lost submarines.Today the Club's main purposes are:
- To unite efforts and to coordinate activities of funds, societies, naval units and organizations, business and industrial organizations in the field of popularization and patronage of the Navy;
- To render an assistance to retired submariners and their families in the field of social support, civil adaptation and employment.
- To perpetuate the memory of lost seamen and deeds of submariners;
- To conduct the patriotic education of young citizenry;
- To take part in public activities on naval history affairs;
- To participate in the international cooperation in the field of maritime affairs;
- To arrange cultural and entertainment functions for Club's members and their families
Honorary President of the SCSPb Admiral Aleksandr BERZIN
AAdvisor to the Governor of St. Petersburg Chairman of the SCSPb Captain Igor KURDIN