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Concerning the Soviet New Year

The Soviet, later Russian, New Year is a very unique phenomenon appeared as a symbiosis of our antique tradition of rich zast’olje (long Russian feasts with rich foods lasted for several days) & restrictions of the Soviet epoch when most … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas X

Another TV-series telling about events of the Second World War (1941-1945) in Russia, therefore worthy of watching, is “Battalions Ask for Fire” (1985) made by the Soviet film-directors Vlad’imir Tchotabir’ev & Alexandr Bogol’ubov.  It is based on a historical war … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas IX

Esteemed Readers, I have discovered a great TV series covering the period of the Great October Revolution 1917, the Civil War that followed after it & the Second World War in the Soviet Union. It is called “The State Border” … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VIII

In 1977 Vas’ilij B’ikov, one of our famous actors, film directors & the war participant, presented a very profound & curious film uniting the war, its memory & next generation. It is called “One-Two, Soldiers were going…/Ati-Bati, shli sold’ati”(1977). The … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas VII

Speaking of war TV’series, I would like to pay your dearest attention, Esteemed Readers, to “Version Omega” made by an Estonian film director Antonis-Janis Voazos in 1975. Movies about the Soviet intelligence service form a special branch of the genre. … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas V

Esteemed Readers, among our wonderful war movies there are ones raising an important question about a hard female destiny during the wartime. Indeed, it is a very sensitive matter to be discussed even at present as the women made the … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas IV

“They Fought For Their Country/Они Сражались За Родину” (1975) is a unique war drama by Sergei Bondarchuk based on a realistic novel by Mikhail Sholokhov. It tells about a daily routine of the Soviet army along on its way to … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas III

Esteemed Readers, our movie of today is “The Cranes Are Flying/ “Leti’at Guravl’i” (1957)by Michael Kalatozov. It is one of the first Soviet movies shot as a psychological war drama depicting how cruelties of that time destroy the human destiny. … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: War Dramas I

Esteemed Readers, our Soviet Movie Café will be dedicated to the War movies in 2021, especially to ones telling about the Second World War as it has been a great disaster for Russia. The modern international history prefers to erase … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: Winter Evening in Gagry

“Winter Evening in Gagry” (1985) is a prophetic musical dramatic movie made by one of our best film-directors Karen Shakhnazarov. This profound & serious story has two plots: 1. entering of the digital & computer technologies into a concert life, … Continue reading

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