That heavenly Russia (1991)

Documentary №70, 3 parts, duration: 0:28:50
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:V. Kuznecov
Screenwriters:L. Kuznecova
Camera operators:E. Shermergor
Sound mixer:S. Abramov
Other authors:N. Volkova


The character of the film, A. Semochkin, talks about the deep-rooted national idea of the ''heavenly Russia''.

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Rural landscapes (panorama), views of forests and rivers.

Blooming sunflowers.

Processing of a part of a log with an axe, an axe stuck from the end of a log log.

Processing logs with a manual plow.

Geese graze at the greenhouse.

A resident of the village of Vyra A. Semochkin is walking down the street.

Chickens and chickens in the yard, a view of Semochkin's house, Semochkin's arguments about the Russian idea, its renewal in each generation, its vitality, as an indicator of its truth, sound behind the scenes.

A plane is flying in the sky.

Semochkin finishes laying the turf in a stack, puts the inventory on the wheelbarrow, carries it, begins to cut the turf and load it on the wheelbarrow.

Buildings and streets of one of the European cities, behind the scenes Semochkin criticizes the West for pumping out Russian resources and destroying nature.

View of one of the streets of a European city, cars parked at the sidewalks, shop windows, people on the street.

Russian Russian Semochkin, sitting on the grass, talks about the character traits of Westerners, their lack of craving for culture as "God-comprehension", about the difference between Russian and Western cultures, about Orthodoxy and its deep penetration into the Russian soul (synchronously and off-screen), a panorama of Semochkin's lands, a horse grazing on the grass.

A plane is flying in the sky.

View of a rural Orthodox church.

Semochkin takes the horse out of the yard.

Panorama of Manezhnaya Square in Moscow during a rally on August 19, 1991.

People are rolling trolleybuses on their hands to build barricades.

The faces of the rally participants.

Types of rallies, homemade banners with slogans in support of Yeltsin, Semochkin's arguments about democracy and monarchy sound behind the scenes, criticizes the party dictatorship in public administration, talks about the role of the intelligentsia in state-forming revolutionary processes.

Young people sit on armored personnel carriers at the House of Soviets of the RSFSR.

Panorama of a column of armored personnel carriers with young people sitting on them.

Deputies are trying to talk to the officer, the officer leaves along the column of armored vehicles.

Panorama of the column of armored personnel carriers, defenders of the House of Soviets do not miss it.

Defenders of the House of Soviets use one of the armored personnel carriers as a podium.

People applaud the tricolor flag, the tricolor flag on the lifting platform (panorama).

Calendar: 1991

Seasons: Summer [824]

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People gather on the streets of Moscow for rallies on August 19-20, 1991, Semochkin's arguments about perestroika, glasnost, democracy, and the concept of people's freedom are heard behind the scenes.

A broken sign at the entrance to the building of the Moscow City Committee of the CPSU, people talking with police officers on duty at the entrance.

Residents of Moscow on Lubyanka Square gather at the pedestal of the demolished monument to Dzerzhinsky, chip off pieces of stone from the pedestal, a kind of pedestal with offensive inscriptions on it and a tricolor flag installed.

The man chops off pieces of stone from the pedestal, the surrounding people begin to disassemble them for souvenirs.

People are standing at the monument to Sverdlov, view of the monument (circular panorama from below).

The issues of the newspaper "Politika", pasted on the pedestal of the monument, the inscription in white paint "Executioner", the faces of the participants of the rally on Theater Square, a tricolor flag with a double-headed eagle in the hands of one of the participants of the rally.

Raindrops on the leaves of a raspberry bush, Semochkin's arguments about the essence of the Russian peasantry, about the differences between a peasant and a farmer, about the harm of "raskrestyanivanie" of the country sound behind the scenes.

Semochkin drives a cow to pasture, a horse grazes at a log cabin.

Cows come out of shallow water after watering.

A plane is flying in the sky.

Semochkin talks about the prospects for further economic and spiritual development of post-Soviet Russia (synchronously).

Reflections of trees in the water, river landscape.

Algae creep along the bottom of the river.

Semochkin carries an armful of freshly cut grass to the barn.

Horse harness and saddle hang on the crossbar of the porch of the house.

Semochkin carries an armful of grass on a pitchfork, drops it to the ground, begins to feed the rabbits.

A scythe and a rake at the wall of the house.

The horse is in Semochkin's yard, Semochkin gets the horse into the stable.

The participants of the events of August 19-21, 1991 in Moscow fraternize with the servicemen of the military units introduced into the city.

Tricolor Russian flags at the entrance to the building of the Central Committee of the CPSU.

View and panorama of Manezhnaya Square during the rally.

Semochkin talks about the ways of Russia's development after the August 1991 events, about choosing a path of development that differs from the Western one, about the danger of seducing the whole people with a rich life (synchronously).

Rural landscape (panorama).

Panorama of an abandoned house in an old manor.

Calendar: 1991

Locations: Moscow [820] Leningrad region [785]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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Panorama of the stream along the edge of the forest.

The sun shines between the tree trunks.

The building of an abandoned landowner's estate, behind the scenes Semochkin talks about the development of capitalism in pre-revolutionary Russia, talks about the revolution of 1917, about the prospects of today's economic development, about the hostility of capitalism to the Russian idea.

An overgrown alley in the park.

Russian Russian Semochkin walks down the alley and talks about the main difference between a Russian person and a Westerner, about the reasons for the main longing of Russian existence, about the unattainability of the ideal of "heavenly Russia", about the construction of a new Russia by the Bolsheviks, carried out in the absence of spirituality and turned the country into a concentration camp, about the "Russian idea" as a condition for the existence of Russia, criticizes God-fighting, the positive aspects of the defeat of the socialist system in Russia (synchronously and off-screen).

A panel with the image of Lenin on the wall of the station, people pass by, an elderly woman walks by.

Electronic scoreboard above the entrance to the station building, a panorama of part of the station building.

Views of the interior of the station, behind the scenes, Semochkin's arguments about the Russian idea and its prospects sound.

Wagons on the railway tracks.

Russian Russian Semochkin talks about the Russian idea and the revival of Russia, about the role of the Russian idea in the world (synchronously).

Bark on a tree trunk, a view of a part of an alley in an old park, a road running along the edge of the forest.

Panorama of the courtyard of the Semochkin house, outbuildings in the yard.

Semochkin's face.

Summer rural landscape, clouds in the sky.

Calendar: 1991

Locations: Leningrad region [785]

Seasons: Summer [824] Winter [823]

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