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The Tankograd documentary takes places many years after the Cold War. A young generation of Russians face a heavy legacy from the old USSR. Radioactive accidents, leaks and waste from the production of atomic bombs have made their city the most radioactively contaminated place on earth. Curiously, the city also has one of Russia's most vibrant dance scenes.
Tank City
Boris Bertram
Denmark, 2010
58 min
What is real life? This is when even death you can turn a part of life. That is exactly what Igor Alekseev, a doctor and writer from Saratov, did. In the face of imminent death from cancer, he began to keep an online diary and share with readers the experience of struggling and dying.
Blood seller
Elena Pogrebizhskaya, Mikhail Solovyov
Russia, 2007
48 min
In 2008, Natasha, a newly rich woman, decides to launch an independent TV station in Russia and builds an open-minded team of outcasts. By 2020, Natasha has lost everything to Russia’s war between truth and propaganda.

The film is available for viewing only on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Vera Krichevskaya
Russia, Germany, UK, 2021
126 min
During the war, children, along with adults, worked in the fields and factories, shouldering household chores on their fragile shoulders. Many of them died from disease and lack of food. There was a severe famine, people were swollen from malnutrition, and in order not to die, they ate grass cakes and porridge with sawdust. "Everything for the front, everything for victory!" it was the slogan of the time. Despite the difficulties, they did not lose heart, worked hard and believed in victory over fascism.
Wartime children
Vladimir Eysner
Russia, 2012
26 min
Euphoria and pain, fear and inspiration, the goal and temptations on the way to it, victory in the arena and in the fight with yourself. A large-scale and stunning film-event about the true possibilities and barriers of a person, about the elements that we challenge.
Rings of the world
Sergey Miroshnichenko
Russia, 2016
184 min
Two young teachers arrive in a small provincial town with dreams of changing the school system. Katya and Vasya are not even thirty, they graduated from the best metropolitan universities. They are not professional teachers, but they love children and really want to sow what is reasonable, kind, and eternal. Therefore, they get a job at an ordinary local school and from the very beginning declare to each other that they do not want to scold children or punish them with deuces, they do not want to teach them to cram and walk in formation. Their goal is to show students how to think and create independently. The reality turns out to be much more complicated. Half of the children in this school after the 9th grade are going to vocational schools, they have little interest in creativity, they go to school like hard labor. Most teachers are not going to deviate from the traditions of Soviet education. Will the characters in the film retain their enthusiasm? Will they be able to find contact with difficult teenagers? Will they stay next year?
Hey! Teachers!
Yulia Vishnevets
Russia, 2020
90 min
The documentary essay captures the changing emotions of ordinary people following the Belarus elections of 2020. The viewer is invited to join Mara while she watches the story unfold. Haunted by the scenes on the street she is caught between facing her reality and escaping into her dreams. This is an essay about a communal nightmare, a nightmare that has bound an entire nation together.
Sasha Kulak
France, Georgia, 2022
61 min
What would be the shortest route between the Mesopotamia in Argentina and China's Shanghai? Since these two places are antipodes in relation to each other, then they would be the most common straight line drawn through the center of the Earth. Viktor Kosakovsky had to circumnavigate the globe three times to make the film Long Live the Antipodes, a look at a world in which people live at opposite ends. Kosakovsky visited four such diametrically opposed points, and everywhere he searched for deep connections between such different worlds. The vertical axes are drawn between Argentina and China, New Zealand and Spain, Siberia and Chile, Hawaii and Botswana. Like a kaleidoscope of bright pictures of our planet, the film was the answer to the main question, so who are they, our antipodes? And are we that different? The author's conceptual point of view reveals deep connections between people and landscapes located as far as possible from each other.
Long live the antipodes!
Victor Kossakovsky
Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, China, 2011
108 min
Anton Kharitonov, an autistic boy, lives with his mother in a terrible apartment on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. The author meets his future hero shortly before his mother falls seriously ill. Now Anton himself is threatened by a boarding school for the mentally ill, where he will inevitably die, because people with such a diagnosis do not live there for a long time. The struggle for Anton every minute shortens the distance between the author and the hero. And there comes a moment when the author is forced to enter the frame ... The film was awarded the Golden Eagle Prize of the National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Russia - 2012 in the nomination of the Best Non-Fiction Film and the National Cinema Award "Nika" - 2012 in the nomination of the Best Non-Fiction Film.
Anton is here next
Lyubov Arcus
Russia, 2012
109 min
Humanity actively uses the fruits of his discoveries in the 21st century, and the name of the scientist is little known even in his native Fatherland. The film "The First Physicist of Russia" is a fascinating and vivid story about the fate of the discoverer Alexander Grigoryevich Stoletov, whose life was short and difficult, and the trace that he left in science is like the light of a shooting star, bright and long.
The first physicist of Russia
Sergey Vinogradov
Russia, 2013
39 min
We become adults when we stop judging our parents. The director made a film about his father and says about both of them: “This is a film about my father. He wanted to become a great conductor. But he just became a good person.”
Mom died on Saturday in the kitchen
Maksim Vasyanovich
Ukraine, 2009
52 min
Sanyok is an ordinary teacher in a school for difficult teenagers. This school is for children to whom life has left almost no chance. Their parents are most often drug addicts and alcoholics. For 10-15 years these children have seen many terrible things. Fighting with a tough bureaucratic system, Sanyok builds special, trusting relationships with them. So close that sometimes it seems like he is one of them. The fates of the guys develop in different ways, but even if it is possible to save the life of at least one, Sanya will consider that he did not live his life in vain.
The Specials
Anna Dranicyna
Russia, 2020
94 min
The protagonist researcher Dmytro Gromov and the cameraman Angel Angelov are embarking on a dangerous mission: both are planning to cross about 50 km of an inhospitable desert in order to illegally enter the protected hangars of Baikonur and watch the launch of the rocket. The heat of the desert reaches almost 47 degrees Celsius. Dehydration, starvation, physical and psychological exhaustion are not the only difficulties on their way to Baikonur. The guys are risking to be arrested and put in jail if they will be spotted by the Russian military forces, since the Cosmodrome is under the legislation of the Russian Federation. The adrenaline of discovery finally overtakes the fear of getting caught. The investigation of the classified object turns into the exploration of the self.
Breaking into Baikonur
Angel Angelov
Ukraine, 2020
67 min
In the seemingly simple fate of the heroine of the film, Vera, there is a whole tangle of social, national, demographic and other problems of our difficult time.
Guest worker Vera
Lyudmila Korshik
Russia, 2008
39 min
About 3 thousand years ago, apparently due to climate change, musk oxen in Eurasia became completely extinct. They remained only in hard-to-reach places in North America and Greenland. To return the musk oxen to their historical homeland, scientists decided to conduct an experiment and brought 30 musk oxen to Taimyr. To find out how the experiment went, 35 years later we set off on a long trip to Taimyr and there we try to meet musk oxen.
The return of the musk ox
Vasiliy Sarana
Russia, 2008
52 min
Jan Karski is a hero of World War II, a member of the Polish Resistance and the author of the first official account of the Holocaust. The film was created jointly by filmmakers from Russia and Poland in the year of the centenary of Jan Karski, on the seventieth anniversary of the victory over fascism.
Jan Karsky. Righteous man of the world
Slavomir Gryunberg
Russia, Poland, 2015
72 min
History of the twentieth century. View from the village. The path of the Russian peasantry in time and space from pre-revolutionary Cossack villages and rich Siberian villages to the taiga Ural villages, to the peasant Gulag, with children and the elderly, to certain death. The authors of the documentary trace this tragic Odyssey from the manifesto of 1861 to the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. They offer society a different view of both the pre-revolutionary Russian village and the civil war, which, in their opinion, was not a war of some reds with some whites, but a war of the state against the peasantry, with its people, because the peasants at that moment made up 80 percent of the population. What was behind this unprecedented attempt in history to destroy 10 million of the best, most talented people of the village?
Peasant history
Valeriy Timoschenko
Russia, 2013
104 min
The traditional way of hunting and fishing of the people living on the Yenisei, namely, Russians, Keto (Yenisei Ostyaks), herrings. Their history and present. The inseparable connection of man with the river and taiga as a model of traditional nature management. Four series, each of which reflects the life of the Yenisei in one of the seasons.
Happy people
Dmitriy Vasyukov
Russia, 2008
78 min
The film is based on a unique, fundamentally new source of information about the Great Patriotic War. This is an interview with 17 thousand fighters, recorded right during the fighting. These sometimes incredible stories allow you to reveal the course of the entire war in a new way: to tell about the feelings and experiences of the fighters; about facts that contradict official history; about how war has suddenly become part of the daily lives of millions of people. The most unexpected, vivid and revealing stories from this unique archive will be voiced by popular artists. Also, the few veterans who have survived to this day will take part in the film, the protocols of conversations with which have been preserved in the archive.
War Protocols
Lyudmila Snigireva, Sergey Shvydkoy
Russia, 2013
53 min
Peninsula Kamchatka. 2000 inhabitants of a small village are cut off from the outside world by kilometers of impenetrable swamps and mountain passes. They are connected only by regular flights of all-terrain vehicles that deliver products to the village. And here again, two drivers on their old all-terrain vehicles are on the road. This is their life, their destiny, their destiny. Their run No. 31.
Run No. 31
Denis Klebleev
Russia, 2011
57 min