Tell Me an Anecdote, Don’t Be Afraid…. (1990)

Film-document №9851 2 parts, Duration: 0:19:41 to collection Price category A

Part 1 digitized in HD 0:09:59

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Fedyanin U.

Script writers: Fedyanin U.

Operators: Kuzmin V.


About the anecdote (a funny story), the most popular folklore genre.

National culture

Culture and Arts

Reel №1

A man is telling an anecdote inside.

An elderly woman is telling an anecdote.

Men and women are telling the anecdotes.

A May Day Demonstration (Socialist and Labor Movement Demonstrations conducted on May 1) in the city of Voronezh.

The policemen are passing by; an orchestra, soldiers.

The marchers holding portraits of Lenin, with flowers.

The demostrators are standing.

The parody variety performance: a man in military uniform with orders is singing.

The models of the orders on the buildings.

A panorama of Svetlana Serolina, a student from Moscow playing the guitar and singing own song.

The people are in the restaurant, a girl at the table is telling a joke.

A panorama of the table, there are the letters, newspapers, pictures of Michael Gorbachev and other documents.

A panorama of the monument (bust) to Mitrofan Pyatnitsky, the founder of a folk chorus.

The transparency “Slava velikomu Leninnu” [“Glory to the great Lenin”] on the building.

The people are standing in the park near the placard with the insription: “Demokratichesky soyuz” [“Democratic Union”].

A postbox on the building.

A panorama of the advertisement.

A panorama of the people near the fountain.

A horse cab is going along the street.

A panorama of the old building with a watch.

A man is telling an anecdote during the wedding party.

A fiancée is listening, a young lady-guest.

Reel №2

The faces of guests in the wedding party, a woman is telling a joke.

The buildings in Voronezh.

The flags.

A panorama of the monument.

An ash-tray.

A young girl is telling a joke, a man is listening.

A toy-airplane is on the branch.

A building with a spire.

A panorama of the street, passerbys.

A church dome.

A blossoming apple tree.

A panorama of a figure near the building.

A placard of the American movie “Rembo: First Blood”.

A girl-teenager.

The wedding party: the bottles are standing, people are filling glasses with wine.

A panorama of men telling a joke.

The youngsters dancing the dance “Lambada” in the restaurant.

A musician wearing sunglasses.

The musician is telling an anecdote in the restaurant.

An elderly woman is telling a joke.