The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Alan Bates that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
It is a troubling time in the world as a Soviet leader dies from heart failure and a new one steps in to take his place. Not much is known about this new leader Alexander Nemerov (Ciaran Hinds) except that he is seen to be a Soviet hardliner and a person that wants the world to know that Chechnya is an internal affair and not to trouble Russia about it. This is the face he wants the world to see, he wants them to know that he is in charge and not just a puppet of the military or former KGB operatives. He is the one in command and will do what is necessary to make sure that Russia stays secure. Dr. Jack Ryan, a former Marine doesn’t see him that way and he has to make the rest of the world see what he sees to stave off disaster. I know that sounds a bit simplistic but that is the whole plot of the film and drives the various sub-plots. It is the one thing that keeps the film racing down the hill as you try to keep up and wonder, what’s next.