■ The Soviet Story, by Edvins Snore ■

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© The Soviet Story, by Edvins Snore | 2008

The Soviet Story, by Edvins Snore | 2008 ■

|Documentary film, 85 min., English with Romanian subtitles|

 

SYNOPSIS

The film tells the story of the Soviet regime.

– The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33)
– The Katyn massacre (1940)
– The SS-KGB partnership [in the late 1930s the KGB was called NKVD]
– Soviet mass deportations
– Medical experiments in the GULAG

These are just a few of the subjects covered in the film.

The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. Listen to experts and European MPs discussing the implications of a selective attitude towards mass murder; and meet a woman describing the burial of her new born son in a GULAG concentration camp. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and “realpolitik”.

FILM FACTS

Title: “The Soviet Story”
Type: Documentary film
Genre: History, politics
Director: Edvins Snore
Language: English
Length: 85 min.
Date of production: 2008

The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. Material for the documentary was collected by the author, Edvins Snore, for more than 10 years. As a result, ”The Soviet Story” presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first hand knowledge of it.

  • Unique video footage

Rare footage shot in 1990, the last year of the USSR, shows an abandoned Soviet death-camp in Magadan, Siberia, where the KGB had carried out medical experiments on prisoners. The film also presents never before broadcasted Nazi footage showing Soviets helping Hitler launch WW2 and providing aid for the Nazi Blitzkrieg.

  • Exclusive images

The Soviet Story features a number of photographs taken by Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s personal photographer. These pictures have never before been shown to the public. The film also presents several shocking Nazi documents found by the film’s author in the Political Archive of the German Foreign Ministry (2007).

More info: http://www.sovietstory.com/

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