A look at the power of President Putin
At the 2016 European Championships, violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille put the spotlight on Russian hooliganism. Russian hooligans injured over 100 English supporters, beating two into a coma, and it raised serious concerns ahead of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup. Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to Russia to experience the country's football fan culture first hand. Featuring footage filmed in Marseille in 2016, rare interviews with members of some of the most feared firms like the Spartak Gladiators and Orel Butchers, and new footage of an organised fight for wannabe recruits, this show uncovers a world where brutal violence has become a mark of honour and a symbol of newly resurgent Russian masculinity.
Glimpses of Russia's doomed aristocracy - walking tall, before revolution brought them low. This World War I news item features both Tsar Nicholas himself and wartime general Grand Duke Nicholas, his first cousin once removed. Neither, in truth, was the idol of all Russia. The former would later be killed by Bolsheviks, while the latter escaped into exile - fates unknown and unknowable in 1915.
Former prisoners captured plane. But on the way there was a failure, and to alleviate the weight of the aircraft, they throw overboard box with three hostages. The hostages managed to land safely. Now they have to stick together. And around a foreign land with a strange unknown language.
Two thousand years after the last Egyptian mummies were crafted, ancient practice was revived in Russia and a ‘modern mummy’ was created in 1924. Russia’s Modern Mummies reveals how Russia’s greatest communist leader, Vladmir Lenin was mummified. The preserved corpse of Vladmir Lenin was the result of a seventy year long experiment conducted secretly in a Moscow laboratory – his body still rests in Red Square today. We unlock the scientific secrets of modern mummification and outline the legacy and personal history of the Bolshevik leader who liberated Russia from the age of Tsarist oppression.
At the age of seventeen, Irina Chistyakova looks back at an international concert career spanning ten years. Irina is the youngest of the four protagonists of the film Russia's Wonder Children made in 2000. By now seventeen years old, she is going through a drama that many prodigies experience: while they were children, they were able to stun audiences with the contrast of their delicate appearances and precocious talents. Like Irina, Nikita Mndoyants (18), Dmitry Krutogolovy (19), and Elena Kolesnichenko (25), are still showered with praise and distinction. But what price did they have to pay for it?
This profile of homeless young people in St. Petersburg, Russia, uses subtitles and narration to tell their tales, many of which focus on drugs, neglect and abuse.
Three Russian prisons unlock their doors to an international film crew and reveal what life inside is like for the nation's most brutal criminals.
We infiltrate the Russian Neo-Nazi group "Autonomous Nationalists", one of most brutal right-wing, extremist groups in the world. Shocking footage shows them attacking foreigners, setting fire to buildings and recruiting and training others.
Nikolai II (1868-1918), the last Russian czar, son of Alexander III and Dagmar. He had been in Denmark on vacation with his parents several times. The royal houses usually met in September to celebrate Queen Louise's birthday. Even after Queen Louise's death, the families still kept the tradition.
Who is the new Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, or Gogol waiting to be discovered by the English-speaking world? Hosted by actor, author, and activist Stephen Fry, focuses on six authors whose vibrant, idiosyncratic work continues to gain traction with a global audience: Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin, and Lyudmila Ultiskaya. With contributions from their literary critics, publishers, and peers, the film features extensive interviews with each author.
Misha (Stephen Papps), a once celebrated filmmaker who has fallen on hard times, resolves to leave his homeland in search of a film-friendly country where he can pursue his career. With his wife Nadia (Elena Stejko) in tow he sets sail from Russia in a tiny lifeboat, drifting cross the Pacific to finally arrive in New Zealand. Before long Misha realises that New Zealand is no more receptive to his ideas and aesthetic than Russia. Yet he perseveres with his experimental film, ignoring his wife’s pleas to find work. Misha increasingly withdraws into himself, and his relationship with Nadia collapses. Alone, his obsessions take hold and he steadily descends into madness. Only a chance encounter with a young Polynesian woman saves him from the ultimate act of self-destruction. His friendship with Roseanna (Stephanie Tauevihi) inspires a re-awakening, as he begins to reconnect with the world around him.
1941 Oscar nominated documentary
Following an introduction by Bing Crosby, the Cinerama screen widens for scenes of landscapes, cities, peoples, and entertainments of the Soviet Union. Highlights include the historic buildings and churches of Moscow, as the Kremlin; its subway and streets, a spring carnival, the seaside resorts on the Black Sea, a trip down the Voga River, skiers, a troika racing along a snow-covered road, a helicopter view of the North Pole, an Antarctic whale hunt, the capture of a wild boar in the Moyun-Kum of Central Asia, a race by reindeer-drawn sleds, divers in the Sea of Okhotsk, battling an octopus, the capture of antelopes, rafting logs down the Tisza River, and the development of new towns in Siberia. Other scenes include a visit to the Moscow Circus, where the renowned clown Oleg Popov performs, the dancing of the Moiseyev and Piatnitsky companies, and excerpts from the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet
American Conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) and his manager, Hank Higgins (Robert Benchley), go to Russia shortly before the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. Meredith falls in love with beautiful Soviet pianist Nadya Stepanova (Susan Peters) while they travel throughout the country on a 40-city tour. Along the way, they see happy, healthy, smiling, free Soviet citizens, blissfully living the Communist dream. This bliss is destroyed by the German invasion.
When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon in 1969, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But that history is bunk. The real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts. This remarkable feature-length documentary combines rare and unseen archive footage with interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age. A particular highlight is Alexei Leonov, the man who performed the first spacewalk, explaining how he found himself trapped outside his spacecraft 500 miles above the Earth. Scary stuff.
Russia is a highly developed, wired, and educated nation, but endures third-world levels of corruption and a repressive, autocratic government. Many Russians explain this paradox by citing the Russian soul, a unique national mindset, born out of their turbulent history that wants dictatorship. Is that possible, or are free speech and democracy universal values?
Russian researchers funded by the Soviet Union during WWII are testing an expirimental gas on subjects deemed enemies of the state. The experimental gas is meant to eliminate the need for sleep, but all goes wrong as the gas has unexpected effects on the subjects.
Explores history through the stories of three major Russian cities: St Petersburg, Volgograd – the former Stalingrad, and Moscow.
Can Hollywood's hardest, Vinnie Jones, take on Russia's toughest jobs pitting himself against some of the wildest men and most extreme landscapes on earth? He's answering a personal life-long quest to find out why Russia is the toughest place on our planet to live, work and play. In this six part documentary series, Vinnie's challenge is to work, live and play alongside the men who hold down these jobs. Vinnie's punishing set of missions will span the biggest country in the world. Siberia alone is bigger than the USA, Alaska and Western Europe combined. It accounts for 1/12 of the world's entire landmass! On this vast stage, Vinnie will pit both brains and brawn against the following: Cowboys, Trawler Men, Rail Men, Bodyguards, Poacher Squad, Truckers.
Russia has had two adaptations of the modelling competition Next Top Model under two different titles and on two different networks: ⁕You are a Supermodel, which was aired from 2004–2007 on CTC ⁕Top Model po-russki, which premiered on April 3, 2011 on Muz-TV
So this guy just got fired from his job. Terrible, I know. But despite that, luck seems to be on his side. His brother comes home with his thicc Russian wife, only to piss off right after - conveniently leaving miss big tits all alone with her fucker-in-law.
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Simon Reeve embarks on an extraordinary three-part journey across Russia.
Young women from Lithuania and Russia are taken to Belgium by a gang involved in the sex trade to work as sex slaves.
Wild Russia is a six-episode series of documentaries about the wilderness in Russia made by the German NDR Naturfilm/Studio Hamburg Doclights for NDR/WDR/S4C/Animal Planet and National Geographic in 2009. The German version of NDR Blu-ray was narrated by Christian Brückner, and its English version was narrated by Clifford Wells. The National Geographic version was narrated by Paterson Joseph. It was re-edited and aired by Animal Planet in the United States, narrated by Jason Hildebrandt.
Stacey Dooley investigates current affairs issues affecting young people around the world.