This voyage would have never happen without assistance and help of many people.
I am grateful and thankful to them.
I would like to speak of each of them separately, but it will be possible only in the final book after processing the voyage archive. Here those are mentioned whose names rather weak
author’s memory have kept for the last years. The list will be filled up but will never be absolutely full.
The feeling of gratitude to the destiny for meeting these people will be keeping in my mind as well as feeling of fault because I will never be able to thank them.
Special thanks to those people whose help was essential for success of the voyage.
Victor Boot who provided financial support in Asian and American stage.
Victor Davydov made the
Zigfrid Plakhov supported the project in Europe and gave me the first possibility in
Erast Gliner and his spouse Galina. The time I have spent in their house in San-Francisco has left the feeling of almost parental heat. I thank God that I got acquainted to the people of such souls and nobleness.
Shor Joseph helped me in
Mikhail Brook whose help in New-York let me finish my the mail part of the voyage in 2000.
Igor Voyevodskiy owing to whom the project was was continued in 2005 and is being continued today.
Unfrotunately it is impossible to mention everyone who in any way helped me with their hospitality. That’s why I will try to name those I will be able to remember.
Alexei Konopelko – my friend, an outstanding artist, yachtsman and sea expert. He was the only person who believed in me and in success of the project from the beginning. His help in the far East in 1997 was invaluable.
Tatiana Dubrovina – the artist, fashion-designer, a member of creative organization “Image” who helped me in Paris and Vancouver.
Irina Kostina and Natalia Lukianova – my colleagues in bicycle club and “Image” studio whose letters to Anatoliy Sobchak (Mayor of Saint-Petersburg) caused positive reaction and I was for the first time supported by the administration of the city.
Martin Gagnon - a Canadian traveler and a good friend of mine.
A list of kind people in different countries:
Poland: Warsaw – Orlovskiy family, Marek Dombrovskiy with his family, Gdansk – Maria Romanska, Marek Pilat, Gdynia – Leshek and Yvonne.
V. Ketov - artist and traveller, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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