The Second Seal (1999)

Documentary №33936, 3 films, duration: 0:24:09
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Aleksandr Marutyan
Screenwriters:Aleksandr Marutyan
Camera operators:Igorj Sosenkov
Sound mixer:Aleksandr Romanov
Other authors:Vyacheslav Budanov, Valentina Kirillova, Tatjyana Razumova


The film tells about the fate of the scientist Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev, the son of the great Russian poets Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev.

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Portrait of the Russian historian and writer Lev Nikolaevich Gumilev.

Photo of Gumilev from the criminal case.

River landscape (panorama), forest on the river bank.

Photos of people who lived in the first third of the 20th century, repressed politicians, participants of the Great Patriotic War, people who lived in the post-war period (quick demonstration of photos).

A picturesque portrait of the poet Nikolai Gumilev - the father of L.N. Gumilev.

Portrait of the poetess A.A. Akhmatova.

Panorama of the Catherine Palace building in Tsarskoye Selo.

Photo portraits of N. Gumilev and A. Gorenko (Akhmatova) in their youth.

Benches and statues in the Tsarskoye Selo Park.

View of a part of the park in Tsarskoye Selo.

Photo of A. Akhmatova and N. Gumilev with their son Lev in 1915.

Wheels of a passing train.

View of an ancient arch.

Portrait of N. Gumilev.

Photo by A. Akhmatova.

View of a part of the railway track.

Newsreel of 1918-1920: a train is passing.

Brass band on the open platform of the propaganda train.

People at the station meet the propaganda train, children run after the train.

The first military formations of the Red Army are passing along the city street.

Sailors load boxes of ammunition onto the platform.

Types of rallies.

Rural landscapes, a highway passing through a locality.

Views of Bezhetsk, photo by L.N. Gumilev with his mother and grandmother.

Panorama of one of the blocks with two-storey wooden houses.

One of the residential buildings of Bezhetsk.

The windows of a two-story wooden house, memorial plaques on the walls of the houses in which A. Akhmatova and N. Gumilev lived and performed in Bezhetsk and on the wall of the school building where Lev Gumilev studied.

The head of the statue of the Sphinx on the Neva embankment, a panorama of a part of the embankment covered with snow.

Photo of N. Gumilev among the members of the poetry circle, N. Gumilev's face in the photo.

Ruins of an Orthodox church.

Photo of Lev Gumilev in his youth.

Views of the house in the estate "Slepnevo" Bezhetsky district of the Tver region, a memorial plaque in honor of Akhmatova and Gumilev on the wall of the house.

Photo of Lev Gumilev with his mother and grandmother.

The balcony of the house in Slepnevo.

Panorama of the house.

The face of Lev Gumilev's grandmother in the photo.

The grave of Gumilev's grandmother.

Orthodox church in Slepnevo.

Newsreel of the 1920s: automobile transport and pedestrians on city streets.

A meeting of one of the party cells.

The secretary of the cell conducts the meeting.

The face of one of the participants of the meeting.

A tram is passing by.

City transport on the streets of Moscow in 1927, view of the intersection (from above), passers-by on the streets of the city.

L.N. Gumilev lights a cigarette, talks about his student life at the beginning of the Stalin era (synchronously).

Photo portrait of L. Gumilev as a student.

Newsreel: construction of Turksib in 1932.

Repair of a locomotive at the depot during a clean-up day.

Mechanics at work.

A train of trolleys is passing by.

Earthworks on the construction of an industrial enterprise.

Production processes in the workshops of metallurgical plants, workers' faces.


Gumilev Lev Nikolaevich -- historian, writer, philosopher, ethnographer

Calendar: 1918-1920 1927 1932 1999

Locations: St. Petersburg [814] Tver region [806] Leningrad region [785] Moscow [820]

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Newsreel of the 1930s: construction managers of one of the industrial enterprises of the first five-year plans at a rally (panorama).

Panoramas and views of new industrial enterprises.

Panorama of a part of one of the Baku oil fields.

Photo portrait of L. Gumilev in his youth.

Panorama of the arrow of Vasilievsky Island in St.


Types of buildings and walls of the Kresty prison (panorama).

L.N. Gumilev recalls his imprisonment in the Kresty prison, the origin of his historical theories during his stay in solitary confinement (synchronously).

Newsreel of the 1930s: a mock-up of a ship, athletes on a horizontal bar above the columns during the sports parade of 1937.

View of a part of Red Square during a sports parade.

Columns of participants of the sports parade pass through Red Square, Gumilev's story about life after returning from prison sounds behind the scenes (synchronously).

Views of Red Square during the sports parade (top).

Gumilev talks about the living conditions in the camp and his reflections, which formed the basis of his "passionate" theory, about staying in the camp, going to the front as a volunteer (synchronously and behind the scenes).

Newsreel of the 1930s: types of a rally in the park.

Gorky, dedicated to the struggle for the "Cultural five-year Plan".

Types of different park grounds, people play sports, relax.

People go up to the "Mysterious Room".

A sign with the name of the attraction.

Entrance to the Park of culture and recreation.

Views of parts of the park (from above).

Photo by Anna Akhmatova.

Views of the Peter and Paul Fortress, bridges across the Neva.

Newsreel of 1941: a unit of the Red Army enters one of the bridges of Leningrad.

A man carries a cello out of the entrance of a burning house in Stalingrad in July 1942.

Dogfight, downed planes.

Street fighting in Stalingrad at the end of 1942.

A medical instructor evacuates a wounded man from the front line by dragging him through the snow.

The wounded man drinks from the lid of the pot.

Night firing of rocket artillery.

Forcing a water barrier in various ways, using improvised means.

Trucks on the road in a blizzard.

Sappers are building a bridge.

A Red Army unit is forcing a water barrier.

Gratitude for the capture of Berlin issued to L. Gumilev in the form of a certificate of honor.

Honorary diplomas and certificates for Gumilev's awards.

Photo of Gumilev after graduation.

Gumilev talks about his life and scientific work after the war (synchronously).

Sheets of Gumilev's criminal case after his arrest in 1949.

Photo of Gumilev in a criminal case.

Panorama of a part of the pond and park in Tsarskoye Selo.

Newsreel of 1964-1965: Anna Akhmatova gets out of the car, Akhmatova's face, Gumilev's camp photo.


Gumilev Lev Nikolaevich -- historian, writer, philosopher, ethnographer Ahmatova Anna Andreevna -- poet, translator and literary critic

Calendar: 1930s 1937 1964-1965 1999

Locations: St. Petersburg [814] Leningrad region [785] Moscow [820] USSR [863]

Seasons: Spring [825] Summer [824] Winter [823]

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The tram goes through the streets of winter St.


Panorama of the Fontanka embankment.

Gumilev demonstrates the cover of his book "The Hunnu", talks about working on it during his stay in the camp, about its publication after his release from prison, disputes with Oriental scholars after the book was published (synchronously).

View of a part of one of the central quarters of St.

Petersburg (from above).

Interiors of the premises of the communal apartment where Gumilev settled after his release in 1956.

Photos of L.N. Gumilev in the second half of the 1950s, a view of the corridor of a communal apartment.

Kitchen in a communal apartment.

Photo of L.N. Gumilev with his wife Natalia Viktorovna.

The interior of a part of the Gumilyovs' room.

Glasses and a pack of cigarettes on the desk.

Photo of Gumilev.

Newsreel: view of the arch of the General Staff, Alexander Column on Palace Square.

The faces of people standing in line to payphones.

Panorama of a part of the rally in defense of victims of unjustified political repression, the faces of the rally participants.

Applauding participants of the rally.

Photos of Gumilev on the podium during meetings with readers and lectures on historical topics.

View of the bell tower of St.

Nicholas Cathedral in St.

Petersburg, panorama of a part of the historical quarter.

Amateur newsreel of 1966: Anna Akhmatova's funeral service in the lower church of St.

Nicholas Cathedral on March 10, 1966, clergy and friends at the coffin (panorama).

Akhmatova is in a coffin.

People at Akhmatova's coffin.

Akhmatova on a walk in a sanatorium near Moscow shortly before her death.

Photo by N.Gumilev of the period 1918-1920.

L.N. Gumilev's desk, interior of the room, bust on the cabinet.

Photo of L.N. Gumilev in old age.

Photo of Gumilev as a child with his parents.


Gumilev Lev Nikolaevich -- historian, writer, philosopher, ethnographer Ahmatova Anna Andreevna -- poet, translator and literary critic

Calendar: 10.03.1966 1999

Locations: Leningrad [848] St. Petersburg [814] Moscow region [788]

Seasons: Winter [823]

Movie №1 The Second Seal

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The film is about the fate of Lev Gumilev - the son of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev.


Gumilev L.N. -- historian and ethnologist, orientalist, Doctor of History and Geography

Calendar: 1999

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