The Cold War set in even before the Second World War had ended. The divergent ideologies, interests and goals of the former allies, temporarily suspended in the battle against the Axis powers, became all the more evident after victory was sealed. Barely two years after the end of WWII in 1945, two politically and economically distinct blocs faced each other, led by the two superpowers of the US and the Soviet Union. And both sides were increasingly implacable.
We are still far from knowing everything that happened during the Cold War. In the bitter wrangling, both sides resorted to dubious means, some of which are still classified or unknown to this day. With the help of documents and personal stories, Deutsche Welle authors put together a more truthful account of this global conflict.
Films about the Cold War are available only on the territory of the Russian Federation.