Gennady Samokhin

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Vladimir Putin and Gennady Samokhin, 2016

Gennady Viktorovich Samokhin (Геннадий Викторович Самохин; born July 14, 1971 in Simferopol) is a Crimean speleologist who holds the cave diving depth world record at −2,196 meters, attained while exploring the Krubera Cave in 2012.[1][2][3] He was educated and works in the Tavrida National V.I. Vernadsky University.[4]


  1. ^ Sutherland, Scott (September 4, 2012). "'Everest of Caves' explorers return from record-breaking mission". Yahoo! News Canada. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Klimchouk, Alexander. "Deepest Cave, Call of the Abyss, field notes". National Geographic. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lithuanian-Ukrainian speleologist team reaches bottom of world's deepest cave". August 10, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Interview with Gennady Samokhin". Retrieved January 1, 2018.

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