While liberty burn (1970)

Film №40625, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:12
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:L. Grigoryan
Screenwriters:L. Olzoeva
Camera operators:G. Kulikov
Composers:O. Karavajchuk
Sound mixer:E. Zatulovskij
Other authors:M. Golubev


The film is dedicated to the fate of the Decembrist poet Wilhelm Kuchelbecker.

Reel №1

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Portrait of the Decembrist poet Wilhelm Kuchelbecker.

Drawings and engravings with images of buildings and streets of St.

Petersburg in the early 19th century.

Interiors of one of the halls of the Winter Palace.

A painting depicting the Decembrist uprising on December 14, 1825.

Five of the gallows.

Silhouettes of five executed Decembrists on the cover of the almanac "Polar Star".

Seal with a double-headed eagle.

Covers of the files of the archive of the 3rd department of His Imperial Majesty's Own Chancellery.

The names of the Decembrists are on the List of state criminals " convicted by category, among them the name of Kuchelbecker.

Portrait of Kuchelbecker.

The gates of the Peter and Paul Fortress are closing.

The doors of the prison cells are closing.

The interior of the prison cell, a bed, a table with writing materials.

A candle and a bowl of water on the table, water dripping into the bowl.

Caricature portrait of F. Bulgarin.

The text of the police announcement about the search for Kuchelbecker.

The colonnade of the Kazan Cathedral in Leningrad.

Fragments of the lattice of the Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens.

View of the gallery of the Gostiny Dvor, leaflets with an announcement on the walls.

Street views of the historical center of Leningrad.

Water drips into a bowl on the table in the prison cell.

A quill pen and a bowl of water on the table, a burning candle by an open book, sheets of manuscript, a quote from Kuchelbecker's diary.

Water drips into the bowl.

Portrait of Alexander Pushkin in ink.

Fragments of Pushkin's manuscripts with drawings of the gallows.

Portrait of Kuchelbecker, made by the hand of Pushkin.

A desk with writing materials in a prison cell, books on the table.

Map of France in the early 19th century.

Engravings depicting the streets and squares of Paris in the early 19th century.

Map of the Caucasus and parts of Southern Russia.

Drawings and engravings depicting Georgia in the early 19th century, the war in the Caucasus.

Wax drips from a burning candle, and books lie around.

The drops fall into a bowl of water.

The door of the prison cell opens.

The fortress gates open.

The text of the Supreme command to send Kuchelbecker to settle in Eastern Siberia.

Signed by Count Benckendorf.

Three horses are running.

View of the stairs of the Winter Palace (below).

Horses in harness, view of the colonnade in Tsarskoye Selo.

Views of Tsarskoye Selo in winter.

View of a part of the winter highway.

Calendar: 1970

Locations: Leningrad [848]

Reel №2

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Paintings and photographs of Siberian landscapes.

Drawing of a house covered with snow on the roof.

Panorama of a woodpile.

The interiors of the house in which Kuchelbecker settled after his arrival in exile in Barguzin.

View of a part of the plank floor.

The interiors of the apartment of Avdotya Pushkina in St.

Petersburg, the text of her farewell letter sounds behind the scenes (synchronously).

Piano keys.

Landscapes of the outskirts of St.


Footprints in the snow.

Pushkin's death mask.

Chandeliers in one of the palaces.

Siberian landscape (panorama).

A burning candle and an inkwell with a pen on the table.

The text of a poem by Kuchelbecker dedicated to the Decembrists.

Masks and statues of an Indian deity.

A piece of bread on a sheet of manuscript, a text from Kuchelbecker's diary.

Photos of local residents-Tungus in national dress.

The text of Kuchelbecker's permission to marry Drosida Artenova.

The record of the wedding of Kuchelbecker in the church book.

Siberian landscape (photo).

Carved decoration of the window frame.

The interior of a village house in which dwelt the writer with his wife.

View of a part of the winter forest.

Fly across the sky like a bird's wedge.

Portraits of Kuchelbecker from different years.

Siberian landscape.

A section of a tree trunk.

Portraits of Kuchelbecker, Pushkin and their Lyceum friends.

Stumps in the place of the felled trees.

A burning candle on the background of the window of the hut.

Picture frames, pictures appear in frames.

Tolling bells.

View of the Orthodox church.

Horses running in a team, a panorama of a house on Vladimirskaya Street.

Bells on the branches of a Christmas tree.

A horse team runs towards the sun.

A blown-out candle.

The text of the report about the transfer of the arrested Kuchelbecker to the prison companies, and then about the exile to Siberia and transfer to various places of residence, the message about his death on August 11, 1846.

A blizzard is blowing.

Portrait of Kuchelbecker in ink.

Calendar: 1970

Locations: Siberia [926]

Seasons: Winter [823]

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