Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Video: The Real Hunt for Red October

The Kremlin, on Moscow's Red Square

In November, 1975, The Sentry, a state-of-the-art Russian warship, was taken over by a rogue Soviet officer. This remarkable mutiny not only inspired the best-selling political thriller and blockbuster movie, "The Hunt for Red October," it almost triggered World War III. For the first time, the Smithsonian Channel reveals stories of bravery and tragedy firsthand, from the men aboard the warship and the officers who ordered its destruction. Watch the video for an exciting sneak peak of The Real Story: The Hunt for Red October.

The Real Hunt for Red October

We're making Russia's extraordinary history come to life on two unique journeys in 2011, our Waterways of Russia and Historic Waterways of the Baltics cruises. Travel on either one for an essential understanding of the history of the Russian empire and the critical part Russia will play in the global future.

Where were you on November 8, 1975, when Valery Sabin staged his mutiny?