Volga lights № 24 The frog in the sour cream... or several portraits against the background of unemployment. (1992)

Newsreel №76581, 1 part, duration: 0:09:23, black-white
Production: Nizhne-Volzhskaya newsreel studio
Director:L. Burina
Screenwriters:N. Zareckaya
Camera operators:O. Shelyugin, I. Sokolov



The issue is dedicated to the former seamstress Tatyana Grebenshchikova, who organized her private company "Tanya" in Saratov to provide various services to the population.

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An accordion player plays in one of the underground passages of Saratov, an accordion case with paper money and coins.

Bayanist-former engineer of the research Institute "Volna" talks about playing the accordion in the transition, as the only way to earn a living and feed the family, about his former job, about unsuccessful job searches (synchronously).

People go to the Department of the regional center for employment.

Applicants are waiting in the corridor for their turn.

One of the applicants at the reception of an employee of the center, tells his work biography.

Applicants in the corridor.

An employee is talking to another applicant.

A young man answers questions from a center employee (synchronously).

Tatyana Grebenshchikova, a former seamstress of the Silhouette Association, who was dismissed due to redundancy and founded her private firm Tanya, is walking down the street.

Grebenshchikova tells the parable of two frogs in sour cream, compares it with the modern situation in which the majority of the population found themselves,

An employee of the company "Tanya" does cleaning in the client's apartment.

The incoming housekeeper talks about working in a firm and guaranteed earnings, in the complete absence of help from the government and the state, about the temporary nature of work and a sense of confidence (synchronously).

The housekeeper washes dishes in the kitchen, washes the refrigerator, peels potatoes.

Grebenshchikova speaks about the low profitability from the activities of her company, about the inadmissibility of raising rates for services rendered (synchronously).

The client brings a small child to the nanny from the company "Tanya".

Nanny with a baby in her arms.

The client speaks about the reasons for applying to the firm for the services of a nanny (synchronously).

Nanny Yevgenia Anatolyevna talks about how she found out about the existence of the company, about working in the company

Nanny feeds the girl, sitting at the table in the kitchen.

The nanny swaddles the baby.

Grebenshchikova's children at home in the sports corner.

Grebenshchikova with her husband Viktor in the kitchen drinking tea.

Grebenshchikova reads a book to her children.

Grebenshchikova talks on the phone with a job applicant, asks questions about the nature of future work.

Grebenshchikova goes down the street and across the square.

Calendar: 1992

Locations: Saratov region [801]

Seasons: Spring [825]

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