The Meeting With Mikhail Isakovsky (1980)

Documentary №8453, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:08
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Fomina Z.
Screenwriters:Vanshenkin K.
Camera operators:Makarov V., Nikonov V.


About life and activity of Mikhail Isakovsky (a Russian and Soviet poet).

Temporary description:

Biographical film about the poet MV Isakovsky, which included photographs and films, shot in his life, and shooting in the village Glotovka Smolensk region, the birthplace of the poet. Behind the scene heard songs, written in verse MV Isakovskogo, "Katyusha", "Farewell" and others which are illustrated by newsreels of the peasant working and living conditions 1920-30, the city, newsreel of the Civil and the Great Patriotic War.

Reel №1

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Landscapes of the Smolensk region.

Pictures of Mikhail Isakovsky of various years.

A picture: Isakovsky's mother, his first teachers.

Newsreel of the 20-ies:

Destroyed houses, trains, bridges; loading of firewood.

Sending Red Army soldiers to the front.

Newspapers of the civil war epoch.

A cultural centre built at the expense of M. Isakovsky in his home region.

An article by Gorky about Isakovsky’s first book.

Newsreel of the 30-ies:

Plowing, the first tractor in a village.

Installing electricity in a village.

Girls at agricultural work; airwomen, weavers at work.

A picture of Isakovsky and the musician M. Blanter.

Newsreel of 1941-1945:

Soldiers are going along the Moscow river embankment, the Red square; recruits are receiving arms, soldiers’ send-off, militia men are passing by.

M. Isakovsky in his cabinet is reciting poems.

Newsreel of 1941-1945:

Soldiers are going behind the defences, pulling a cannon.


A crossing.

A picture: the writers Nikolay Tikhonov, Konstantin Simonov, Aleksander Tvardovsky, Arkady Gaidar (all in military uniform).

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A picture of Isakovsky of various years.

Newsreel of 1941-1945:

The war time Moscow – sand bags, dirigibles are being carried.

Soldiers are taking their departure beside carriages, going, pulling weapons, a mine thrower, etc.; wounded men.

An autumn forest.

Newsreel of 1941-1945:

Soldiers’ everyday life at war (they are smoking, writing letters, etc.).

The peoples are greeting Soviet soldiers -liberators.

Soldiers are meeting with their relatives.

Destroyed cities and towns.

Ploughed land.

Yellow trees near a grave.

Fires, refugees at fire sites; soldiers’s faces .

The Khatyn cemetery.

Landscapes with sunsets.

Horses are pasturing.


M. Isakovsky is getting out of a carriage, the welcomers are greeting him.

M. Isakovsky at a meeting.

An issue of the newspaper “Sovetskaya Derevnya” [the “Soviet Village”] with Tvardovsky’s poems.

A picture: M. Isakovsky and A. Tvardovsky.

Summer and autumn landscapes.

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