Plundered Russia (1990)

Documentary №40796, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:56
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:Nikolaj Rogozhin
Screenwriters:Yurij Krauze
Camera operators:Viktor Denisov
Sound mixer:Evgenij Zatulovskij
Other authors:Lev Eglit


The film makes another attempt to highlight and explain the reasons for the theft of state property in industrial and collective farm production, the impact of the economic situation in the country on the scale of theft.

Reel №1

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Sections of logs from the log house of an old wooden house, a view of an abandoned village house with a collapsed roof.

The building of an abandoned village Orthodox church.

People cross the intersection on a pedestrian crossing in Sverdlovsk.

Residential buildings on the shore of the pond, garbage, old tires in the water near the shore.

The coat of arms of the RSFSR on the wall of the courtroom, the judge opens the court session, lists the articles of the Criminal Code violated by the defendant, asks questions to the defendant (synchronously), alternates with shots of the sentry lifting to the observation tower of the correctional labor camp.

Panorama of a part of the camp territory (from above).

Singer, poet and composer Alexander Novikov talks about his stay in the camp, about the punitive system of correctional labor institutions in the USSR, about the prosperity of theft at all levels (synchronously).

Rural landscapes.

A veteran of one of the collective farms, A. S. Kamantsev, tells about himself and his native village, says about the absence of theft among fellow villagers before the organization of collective farms, about the increase in theft in collective farms (synchronously).

A rooster pecks corn kernels.

Harvesting corn for silage.

View of an abandoned Orthodox church, a bell tower without a cross.

Children come out of a rural school, a view of a wooden two-story school building.

The teacher of Russian language and literature R. Baranovskaya speaks about the difficulties of working in a rural school, about bad examples of theft in the workplace, which parents serve to their children, about mismanagement as one of the reasons for theft, about the need to change economic relations in the village (synchronously).

View of one of the high-rise buildings in Moscow.

The secretary of the Commission of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on privileges, E. Pamfilova, speaks about the low level of morality and morality among people, about the hypocrisy of the country's leadership, which primarily provides for itself and does not think about the people (synchronously).

Panorama of the site of the finished products of the Volga Automobile Plant, ready-made cars on the site.

Production processes, assembly of components and assemblies of cars in factory workshops.

Car bodies on the conveyor.

Installation of car window seals and electrical equipment.

Workers and employees of the plant pass through the checkpoint, the signal of the metal detector frame is triggered, the watchman stops the man.

Inspection of trucks at the checkpoint in order to search for illegally removed parts from the enterprise.


Novikov Aleksandr Vasiljevich -- poet, singer, composer Pamfilova Ella Aleksandrovna -- statesman and politician

Calendar: 1990

Locations: Sverdlovsk [876] Sverdlovsk region [803] Moscow [820] Togliatti [895]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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Inspection of the truck engine at the checkpoint in order to search for illegally removed parts from the enterprise.

The deputy general director of the Volga Automobile Plant for Safety, V. Nesterov, talks about the amount of expenses for the safety of the VAZ property, about the number of full-time security personnel, about various tricks used by robbers (synchronously).

Demonstration of caches for portable parts in shoes, milk bags, hats, books.

Workers and employees of the plant leave the central checkpoint after the end of the working day.

The queue at the state buffet.

The barmaid L. Harina serves customers.

Baking on trays.

Visitors have lunch standing at the tables, a panorama of the buffet room.

Trays with leftover pastries after lunch.

Harina calculates the daily revenue.

A buffet worker wipes the tables.

Harina talks about the peculiarities of the work of sales workers, about her work schedule, about the size of the average salary (synchronously).

View of the city alley during the rain, a panorama of the pond.

City transport at the intersection.

Doctor of Law A. Naumov speaks about the amount of property damage suffered by the national economy as a result of embezzlement, about the incompatibility of damage from embezzlement with damage caused by planned mismanagement, about unproductive spending of funds from the state budget, about the causes of mass embezzlement, about people's disinterest in saving any property, about embezzlement as a form of protest against difficult social conditions (synchronously).

Panorama of the building of the Art and Production Association of the Russian Orthodox Church.

A sign with the name of the association.

Production processes in the workshops of the association.

Type of candle making shop, production process.

The icon is in the red corner of the jewelry shops, the master is talking to one of the workers.

Production of miniature icons, decoration of the icon's salary with precious stones.

The master of the Jewelry shop S. Barinov speaks about the absence of petty theft at the enterprise due to the lack of a" ceiling"of wages, about the observance by employees of the Christian commandment" do not steal " (synchronously).

Panorama of the association building, the icon "Holy Trinity" above the arch.

The bell tower of an abandoned village church without a cross.

A.V. Novikov performs a song of his own composition "Prorva" (synchronously) under the guitar.

The queue at the grocery store on one of the streets of Sverdlovsk.

Inspection of the VAZ exit to the entrance.

The barmaid Harina serves customers.

People cross the street at a pedestrian crossing.

View of a residential building.

Collective farm pensioner Kamantsev passes through the courtyard of his house.

Children come out of their rural school.

A car tire and a bottle of vodka in the water near the shore of the city pond, a panorama of the pond and residential buildings on the shore, clouds in the sky.


Novikov Aleksandr Vasiljevich -- poet, singer, composer

Calendar: 1990

Locations: Togliatti [895] Sverdlovsk [876]

Seasons: Summer [824] Autumn [826]

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