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The Russians' Findings

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THE RUSSIANS                                                                                         continued



The article ends with a vigorous recommendation for the continuation of Soviet exploration for the Lost Continent.


"....the science of oceanography has made gigantic
strides in knowledge over the last 10 to 12 years; the
techniques of research have received powerful aids.
The chief of these are automated underwater devices
which have considerable range of depth.  These mi-
crosubmarines can descend several kilometers, move
along horizontally, have powerful searchlights, me-
chanical "hands" to take samples of rock or any other
objects from the seabed.  Since the KURCHATOV  is one
of two of our boats that have such underwater equip-
ment on board, and is more or less a "permanent
resident" in the Atlantic and almost every year passes
the region of the Horseshoe, one can only repeat, what
are we waiting for?"


The Soviet discoveries at the Ampere Seamount, unpublicized for several years, received worldwide publicity in 1978 through an interview with Professor Andrei
Aksyonov, deputy director of the Soviet Academy of Science's Institute of Ocean-
ography.  The interview took place in Moscow and was published in THE NEW YORK
TIMES on May 21, 1978.

Professor Aksyonov was quoted as wondering why the pictures did not come to his attention until 1977.  "I don't know why it took him [Marakuyev] so long to get to them."  He later observed, according to the Times reporter, that he was sorry he
could not produce the pictures since "they belong to Marakuyev and he is very sick with a heart condition in a hospital,"  adding encouragingly, "I don't think they will be published in one of our scientific journals sometime soon."

Professor Aksyonov, while guarding a seeming neutrality on Atlantean identification of the ruins, further stated, "I believe that the objects in the pictures once stood on the surface."

In a later AP release from Moscow in April 1979, Alexander Nesterenko, director of the Fleet Department of the Institute of Oceanogrphy, confirmed the report  that a
research ship had taken photographs of "what might be ruins", but denied reports
that another Soviet research ship, the VITYAZ, was investigating the same site, stating that the VITYAZ was "engaged in other business."

An indication of what the "other business" might be was touched upon by Egerton Sykes, a life-long student of the Atlantis mystery, in an interview with the author in
November 1982.


[Q]  Why do you think there have not been further declarations from the USSR about the Soviet discoveries on the Ampere Seamount?

[A]  It must have been of considerable importance to them, as nothing more has been given out about it.  They probably wish to conceal the real place where they made the pictures.

[Q]  Where do you think that was?

[A]  I think they may have been made off the Azores, which is a more strategic location anyway.  They [the Russians] are not looking for Atlantis but for places to park submarines under the sea in case of nuclear war.  The ship that made the
discovery was a highly qualified Soviet spy ship, as most of them are.  I think it is possible that the photographs were taken off the Azores, between Santa Maria and Sao Jorge, somewhere comparatively near the Formigas Rocks.  The picture of a plumbline 200 feet down would be applicable there as well as on the Ampere Seamount.  The Russians could not officially report having taken photographs there, as they should not be there, anyhow."

[Q]  What is your opinion of the stones and platforms shown in the photographs?

[A]  They are  very intriguing.  The stone staircase that is distinctly visible was evi-
dently cut into the cliff.  There must be a lot of stairs below the point where the part shown in the photograph started.  It was probably a flight of 100 steps or more up a rock face, dangerous to go up or down, like the steps on the Mayan and Aztec
pyramids.  One of the other photographs shows a leveled-off stone platform which may be a landing connected to another staircase, as in a step pyramid.

[Q]  Do you know of any other recent finds in the Ampere area?

[A}  Not near Madeira, but I have seen photographs of sunken walls and pavements several miles out at sea from Cadiz, Spain.  They are very well defined and should be of easy access, but unofficial exploration in this area tends to encounter Spanish naval units, which take a dim view of unauthorized undersea in-
vestigation of areas near the Spanish coast, especially near Cadiz and the naval base at Rota.  When diving near these installations, you are apt to find yourself in
a minefield."



FROM:


ATLANTIS

The Eighth Continent


Charles Berlitz - 1984


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There are a lot of pictures  in the middle of my book.  Unfortunately, with age, they
have become loose and.......the Russian pictures are missing!~


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Egerton Sykes was the foremost Atlantologist of his time and his library the largest
in the world.

After his death, the Association of Resarch and Enlightenment purchased the
entire library.

It resides in its own room at the Edgar Cayce  Library in Virginia Beach.
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