Enisei River's Meridian № 4 Beginning was ... (1994)

Newsreel №198, 1 part, duration: 0:10:07
Production: Krasnoyarsk studio
Director:Kuznecova L.
Screenwriters:Kuznecova L.


Arguments about religion, spirituality, substitution of concepts, the meaning of a word in the culture and in every human life, comparing the influence of religion and of Bolshevism in the minds of the people and the structure of society as a whole.

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The interior of the temple.

Burning candles at the altar.

Near the font is a woman.

Tree branches.

View of the Church at the end of the road.

Krasnoyarsk region, the village of Oatmeal, talk V.Ya.

Kurbatov critic and writer V.P.Astafev.

Tree branches.

A woman with a baby in her arms, behind the scenes the priest reads a prayer.

Burning candles.

The icon on the altar.

Crucifixion and other church paraphernalia.

Continued talk V.Ya.

Kurbatova and VPAstafiev.

The camera switches to the branches of trees.

Lawn grass.

Mug on the table. V.P.Astafev.

Mugs and glasses on the table.

The interior of the church, a fragment of worship. V.P.Astafev.

Before the icon of burning candles.

A crowd of people on the street.

Alternation: writers sit at a table in the garden, the participants of the rally on the streets of Krasnoyarsk.

The monument to Vladimir Lenin.

People's faces.

An elderly man with a banner in his hands.


An elderly woman with a poster and a sculpture of Lenin.

Old man. V.P.Astafev, continued the interview.

Those demonstrators.

A woman with a baby in the temple.

Icons on the walls.

The priest reads the prayer.

Crucifixion and books.

The priest turns the page.

V.P.Astafev talks about his work in the press.

The circles on the table. V.Ya.


A branch of wild apples on the table.

Man fiddles with a sheet. V.P.Astafev.

Detail of a rally.

Older people with banners.

A pile of brochures and magazines on the pavement, past the people go.

V.P.Astafev reasoned.

Burning candles before the icon.

The priest conducts the ceremony of baptism of the child.


Tree branches.

View of the Church at the end of the road.

Wild apples and mugs on the table.

A general view of a table and benches.


Astafjevs VP - Soldier, writer, Hero of Socialist Labor. Kurbatov VY - Literary critic, literary critic, writer, member of the Writers' Union of Russia.

Locations: Krasnoyarsk [923] Krasnoyarsk Territory [762]

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