Save and Protect (1988)

Documentary №37473, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:42
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Popov L.
Screenwriters:Dubrovskij E., Popov L.
Camera operators:Putiev S., Fionichev N.


Reflections on the fate of the parish priest of the Russian countryside.

Reel №1

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Kostroma region, village Sobolev.

Winter landscape, views of the village houses.

The field is V.V.Ratkov, the parish priest.

The priest carries on his shoulder and saw the board.

The crowns of forest trees. V.V.Ratkov chopping trees.

Wooden footbridge to the forest trail.

The priest conducts the service.


An elderly woman lights a candle and places.

People pray.

Village houses.

Church of the trees.

Abandoned house.

The priest tells the story of a former mistress of the house.

The priest passes around the house.

A man rakes the snow.


A man draws water from the hole, climbs on the beach and fills cans.

Dog chews grass.

The man pulls the sledge with a can, the dog runs after him.

V.V.Ratkov out of the house with wooden frames in her hands. V.V.Ratkov goes through the field to the home.

Fitting the window frame.

Top view of the field, on the field, a man driven by a sledge with a can.

View from the window.

Frosted glass.

The hostess makes a blank for the holy bread.

Elderly woman straightens handkerchief in her lap.

People cross on the icon.

Red angle in the building.

People at the dinner table.

Old lady. V.V.Ratkov goes on a footpath.

Priest enters the house.

Icons on the walls.

On the table, a typewriter, an oil lamp and a picture of a priest.

Photos V.V.Ratkova different years. V.V.Ratkov at the sewing machine.

Wedding Photography V.V.Ratkova.

Key words

Abandoned Villag

Locations: Kostroma region [782]

Seasons: Winter [823]

Reel №2

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The priest is looking into the fire.

Because of the snow blade of grass sticking out. V.V.Ratkov paves the path in the field and marks its branches.

Winter landscape, snow.

The bridge across the river, away to the houses is a man.

Along the path are the parishioners from the neighboring villages.

People pass the bridge.

Parishioners gather at the church.

Rays of light pouring through the window.

He lit the fire in the trunk of an old birch.

People are digging the grave.

Tractor pulling a trailer of logs.

On the trailer should accompany the coffin and sit.

The priest passes between the graves.

People walk through the cemetery.

A man with a shovel in a pit.

Icons and candles in the church.

There is a memorial service.

Man on the edge of the grave lights a cigarette.

The priest reads the prayer.

Those parishioners.

The grave diggers at the cemetery.

The priest's face.

People warm themselves by the fire.

Rows of graves.

Farewell to the deceased in the church.

People are going to the cemetery.

The coffin was lowered into the grave.

The trunk of an old birch tree, burned-out fire in the basement.

View of the cemetery.

People leave the tractor with a trailer.

View of the Church at dusk.

On the porch of the church rises an elderly woman with a cane.

V.V.Ratkov with a board on his shoulder goes across the field toward the woods.

Key words

Abandoned Village

Locations: Kostroma region [782]

Seasons: Winter [823]

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