Some of the forum audience are familiar with Russian Biologist Valentin Pazhitnov (Old School) but others are not hence the decision to create this thread and similar future ones as this forum strives to learn more about the prominent men and women who study bears. Perhaps others can add more information about Dr. Valentin Pazhitnov but in the meantime I wanted to acknowledge a wonderful film featuring Dr. Pazhitnov and his wife Svetlana. More about the film below including video trailers and extracted YouTube video clips.
The Hunted Bear Back to the Wild – National Geographic/Carlton International Producer/Director
The first of 3 x half-hour films on different species being rehabilitated and released back to their natural environment. The film includes distressing footage of the hunting and shooting of a mother bear whose orphaned cubs are rescued and eventually released back to the wild, by a Russian biologist and his son. The programme was a finalist in the European Wildlife Festival in Sweden in 2001.