theme 12/09/1997 (1997)

Telecast №78301, 1 part, duration: 0:38:04
Production: VID
Anchor:Yulij Gusman

Reel №1

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The program is timed to the Day of the Constitution of Russia.

For 6 years now we have been living in a new state with a beautiful, great name - Russia.

But there are still disputes over what the coat of arms should be, what a flag should be, and for all this time we have not even bothered to write the words of the new national anthem.

So what should be the official symbols of Russia?

What is heraldry and for what it is necessary to know?

Does the country need a new national idea?

The discussion involved the first deputy director of the Hermitage, the state heraldmaster George Vilinbakhov, the former minister of culture Evgeny Sidorov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Baburin, Chairman of the Center for Liberal-Conservative Politics Arkady Murashov, TV host Leonid Parfenov and other guests of the studio.

The program uses a fragment of the film "Ivan Vasilievich changes profession" (1973, directed by L.I. Gaydai), interviews with people in the streets on November 7, footage of the chronicle of different years; satirical poems are read by Sergei Kramarenko and Boris Lvovich.


Vilinbakhov G.V. - doctor of historical sciences, professor, lecturer, chairman of the Heraldic Council under the President of the Russian Federation, state herald master (since 1999). Sidorov E.Yu. - candidate of philological sciences, doctor of cultural studies, professor, lawyer, literary critic and literary critic, state and public Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation (1992-1997), Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to UNESCO (1998-2002). Baburin S.N. - Russian state and political figure, Doctor of Law, Honored Scientist of Russia. Murashov A.N. - Russian public-political figure, executive director of the Center for Liberal-Conservative Policy. Parfyonov LG - journalist, TV presenter, actor, director.

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