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Central Studio of Documentary Films (CSDF)
Central Studio of Documentary Films, the oldest and the largest film studio in former Soviet Union, was founded in 1927. The most talented documentalists and filmmakers such as Dziga Vertov, Roman Karmen, Mikhail Romm, Alexander Dovzhenko, Esfir Shub, Sergey Gerasimov and others worked for CSDF, their films formed the golden collection of Russian cinematography. The CSDF archive represent the full history of Soviet Union and other countries all over the world during the entire XX century.