Thank you very much for interest to Russian diving history.


1999 - official state registration as non-profit organization (N 176001 from December 24, 1999) with Gauzen’s helmet as logo.

2000 - Orbeli’s descendants official permission for rights to name after Ruben Orbeli for HDS Russia

2001 - determination of the main rules and regulations in the national and international contacts of HDS Russia.

2002 - HDS Russia successful re-registration as a legal entity.

Since 2002 – publication of scientific works of HDS Russia.


An article written by Sid Macken devoted to Russian underwater photographers Eugeniy Bashta and Polina Petrenko was published in #96 of JODH.


The Soviet observation chamber "GG-57" will exposed in COMEX museum since June 1, 2018.


In September of 2017 in Slyudyanka city on Baykal Lake a monument devoted to the military divers was established.


A Group focusing on the Soviet diving equipment was organized in South Australia


An article written by Alexander Sledkov devoted to Soviet depth records was published in International Jourtal of Diving History