The Soviet Story

Synopsis: "The Soviet Story" is a unique first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials reveal shocking details. "The Soviet Story" was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. Material for the documentary was collected by the author, Edvins Snore, for more than 10 years. As a result, "The Soviet Story" presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first-hand knowledge of it.
Director(s): Edvins Snore
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
8.1
NOT RATED
Year:
2008
86 min
10 Views

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY

Soviet dissident

NORMAN D AVIES historian,

Cambridge University

NIKOLAY MELNIK survivor of the 1932/33

Famine Potatoes, beets, cabbages.

Salted cabbages were taken

by the whole barrel.

All edible goods were taken away.

Everything!

VOLODIMIR SERGIYCHUK historian, University

of Kiev When the food was taken away,

peasants were also forbidden

to seek it elsewhere.

To buy, exchange or earn.

BORISS SOKOLOV historian They were dying.

And they were not allowed into the cities.

Special guard-squads prevented these

dying, starving people from

boarding the trains.

Many died right by the railways

leading to Kharkov, Kiev...

They entered a house and asked:

"where are your dead?"

There was only a half-dead

woman laying in the bed.

They said:

"Let's take her! She will die anyway. "

"Why come after her tomorrow?"

She begged them:
"Don't take me.

I am still alive! I want to live!"

MARIA ZAGUTS survivor of the

They were all dumped into the grave.

The ground was moving.

This is a sacred place for me.

Because it is the resting

place of the Famine victims,

including my close relatives,

my grandmother.

PIERRE RIGOULOT historian,

Institut d'histoire Sociale, Paris

We must create a new man.

And a new life form

should appear!

FRANOISE THOM professor

of Modern History, Sorbonne

GEORGE WATSON literary

historian, Cambridge University

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY

Soviet dissident

FRANOISE THOM professor

of Modern History, Sorbonne

You must all know half

a dozen of people at least,

who are of no use in this world.

Who are more trouble

than they are worth.

Just put them there and say:

"Now will you be kind enough

to justify your existence?"

"If you can't justify your existence,

if you are not producing as much as

you consume or preferably more,

then clearly we cannot use our society

for the purpose of keeping you alive.

Because your life does not benefit us

and it can't be of very

much use to yourself.

Let's go and denounce them!

Then we can denounce even more

of them, the ones who are left.

Don't be afraid to do it.

ALEXANDER GURYANOV "Memorial" society, Moscow In the 1930s

the technology of murder and executions was introduced.

Every administrative region

had a designated area

where corpses were to be buried.

A person was taken down

a corridor to the, Red corner"

There was the final ID check.

The victim had to identify himself.

Then he was led to that room.

When he entered, he was shot.

NIC OLAS WERTH co-author

of"The Black book of C ommunism"

VLADIMIR KARPOV former Soviet Colonel

Khrushchev asked to increase his quota!

He was allowed

to kill 7 or 8 thousand, enemies"

He asked:

"Please increase my quota to 17000."

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV Soviet president Stalin

was awash in blood! I saw the death sentences,

which he signed in packages.

Together with Molotov,

Voroshilov, Kaganovich and Zhdanov.

They were the five most active.

Molotov would always add:

change "10 years" to "execution".

Packages!

NATALIA LEBEDEVA historian As a result, in

NATALIA LEBEDEVA historian As a result, in

Can you imagine

the scale of repression

against their own people?!

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY

Soviet dissident

SERGEY SLUCH historian According

to all norms of international law,

the decision of the Soviet

Government to invade Poland

was a clear act of aggression.

Red Army in 1939

NORMAN D AVIES historian,

Cambridge University

Initially, Ribentropp's proposal

did not contain it.

However strange it may seem,

the initiator of this

secret protocol was Stalin.

But we denied it, because

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