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Beyond the war
The War in Chechnya started ten years ago. A documentary film of Alexei Pobortsev “Beyond the War” is trying to give the reasons for this dreadful event. The unique evidences of the participants of those events who never before gave the interviews, of the politicians and generals who took the main decisions and whom the development of the situation around Chechnya depended on – all that is shown in the film. Who Dudaev is? How does it happen that the soviet general has come to Chechnya and become the irreconcilable separatists leader? For whose account has the so-called independent Chechnya lived and on what basis has its Army been formed? Why and how has the decision to bring the troops into the Republic been taken?
The first Chechen campaign lasted for two years. Bloody war, the aims of which have never been clear to ordinary people. The Presidential elections were coming. To stay in the President’s armchair Eltsin was to stop that war. How were they trying to do it tells the second part of the film “Beyond the War. Khasavyurt” . The first attempts of negotiations with the separatists. Their meeting in Kremlin and the Eltsin’s trip to Chechnya, where the assassination on him has been planned. Why did the separatists troops, despite the negotiations, seize Grozny? How was the Khasavyurt Agreement signed? The recollections of the direct participants and eye-witnesses from both parties.
Shots from private archives that were never before shown on TV are included in the film.
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The War in Chechnya started ten years ago. A documentary film of Alexei Pobortsev “Beyond the War” is trying to give the reasons for this dreadful event...
Black september chronicle. case no. 103
This documentary reveals details of the terror attacks in Russia in September 1999. At that time, Chechen fighters’ leaders and ideologists Khattab and Shamil Basayev decided to launch the so-called “second front” and ordered their mercenaries to launch terror attacks in Russian cities. Apartment building No.19 on Moscow’s Guriyanov Street, apartment building No. 6 on Moscow’s Kashirskoye Shosse Street, apartment building in Volgodonsk, blasts in Nevinnomysk, Mineralnie Vody, Pyatigorsk. Also, the film tells about Wahhabism, Islam’s radical movement, as well as about the terrorists’ training camps. The film producers reveal details of the investigation in the course of which perpetrators and executors of those terrible crimes were identified. Some of the terrorists were detained, others were killed, but some of them still escape the justice.
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This documentary reveals details of the terror attacks in Russia in September 1999. At that time, Chechen fighters’ leaders and ideologists Khattab and...
May day column
This program is a story about one of the many episodes of the first Chechen war. Salman Raduyev’s gang was trying to infiltrate Chechnya but was forced back to a Daghestani village of Pervomayskoye [or the village of May Day]. This is a story about the military’s inconsistency which resulted in numerous casualties. This is also a story about the heroism of Russian soldiers -- four officers and one soldier tried to fight back the 200-strong squad of the Chechen fighters and left over fifty of them lying dead on the battlefield. The program includes interviews with Albert Zaripov, commander of the special task unit which resisted the terrorists (Zaripov lost eyesight in that battle); Dmitry Gerasimov, chief of the anti-terrorism headquarters since 1996; Alexander Mikhailov, head of the Federal Security Service’s PR department; Alexander Nikishin, commander of the Vityaz elite unit; Khasan Baiev, a surgeon who operated Salman Raduyev, Shamil Basayev and hundreds of peaceful civilians and Russian soldiers; Viktor Pinchuk, commander of the paratroopers’ squad; Anatoly Kulikov, minister of the interior since 1996; Esita, Salman Raduyev’s sister. The program ends with a footage of the penitentiary where Raduyev is serving his lifelong sentence.
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This program is a story about one of the many episodes of the first Chechen war. Salman Raduyev’s gang was trying to infiltrate Chechnya but was forced...
Top secret. information for consideration / 2. Dagestan. An Inside View
The program is devoted to the analysis of the situation in Chechnya and that in Dagestan in the fall of 1999. Dagestan – an inside view. The program attempts to answer the question: who gives money to the fighters? What are the sources of ammunition, who is being trained in Sergen-Yurt training camps?
A probe into the negotiations between Boris Berezovsky and the Chechen secessionists.
Participants of the program: Ruslan Martagov – the arrested agent of the Chechen intelligence, the former secretary of Doku Zavgayev; Aleksander Zdanovich – the head of TsOS FSB RF; Gasankhan Ibragimov – First Deputy Head of FSB Office for the Republic of Dagestan; Balaudi Tekilov – a former member of the Commission for Exchange of POWs.
Author: Mikhail Markelov
(27.09.99)
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The program is devoted to the analysis of the situation in Chechnya and that in Dagestan in the fall of 1999. Dagestan – an inside view. The program attempts...
Profession: reporter / ¹11 Warriors Without War
The Magadan Special Police Force (OMON) in the Chechen war. Former soldiers and commanders meet at a sanatorium near Moscow four years after the war. Their recollections are accompanied with documentary shots taken in the battlefield and in hospitals. The most important thing is that all the soldiers returned home safely.
06.01.99
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The Magadan Special Police Force (OMON) in the Chechen war. Former soldiers and commanders meet at a sanatorium near Moscow four years after the war. Their...
Top secret. information for consideration / 24. Djokhar Dudayev
Was the first Chechen president installed by Moscow? Why was Dudayev convenient for the Kremlin in 1991 and why did he stop being an ally in 1994? Was Dudayev’s death a result of a special operation or a staged event? Was it possible to agree with Dudayev and avoid the bloodshed? Why hasn’t anyone told the truth about the talks between the Kremlin and Dudayev and how the decision to liquidate him was taken? Who in Moscow made a foreign passport for Dudayev? With whom did Dudayev speak on the phone at the time of his presumed death?
Participants of the program: Viktor Zorin, ex-Director of the FSB RF Counterterrorist Center; Arkady Volsky, the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Yarosh Mamadayev, Chechen Prime Minister in 1991-1993; Anatoly Kulikov, RF Minister of Interior in 1995-1997.
Author: Andrey Kalitin
(20.03.00)
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Was the first Chechen president installed by Moscow? Why was Dudayev convenient for the Kremlin in 1991 and why did he stop being an ally in 1994? Was...
Profession: reporter / ¹40 Resurrection of the “Shaman”
‘Shaman’ is the call sign of Top Sergeant Aleksei Klimov, who was mortally wounded and who was presumed dead by his relatives and friends. His girlfriend married a Chechen. But Aleksei survived in spite of having been literally buried. He survived, remained blind but didn’t lose his vigor, humaneness, desire to live and to help others.
28.07.99
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‘Shaman’ is the call sign of Top Sergeant Aleksei Klimov, who was mortally wounded and who was presumed dead by his relatives and friends. His girlfriend...
Profession: reporter / ¹48 Dagestan. Episodes of Undeclared War
Each of the four special correspondents who worked in Dagestan in August-September 1999 tells his own story of what he saw and lived through during the period of confrontation between the Russian Army and the Vakhabits.
30.09.99
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Each of the four special correspondents who worked in Dagestan in August-September 1999 tells his own story of what he saw and lived through during the...
Profession: reporter / ¹53 Return to Chechnya
The film consists of reports and personal recollections of special military correspondents who, one by one, covered the anti-terrorist operation of the Russian Army in Chechnya. The film includes the previously unshown episodes about military actions, people’s suffering.
05.11.99
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The film consists of reports and personal recollections of special military correspondents who, one by one, covered the anti-terrorist operation of the...
Profession: reporter / ¹68 Resurrection of the “Shaman” - 2
The continuation of “Resurrection of the “Shaman” devoted to sergeant Alexei Klimov. Having lost sight during the Chechen war, he did not give up hoping to return to active service in the Armed Forces. And he did it. He finished the officers’ courses and got the rank of lieutenant and a military job in native Kaluga.
10.03.00
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The continuation of “Resurrection of the “Shaman” devoted to sergeant Alexei Klimov. Having lost sight during the Chechen war, he did not give up hoping...
Top secret. information for consideration / 76. Escape from Kandaghar
AFGHAN CAPTIVES1. Six million cartridges. 2. Captivity.3. Escape.A documentary film on the 1995 events when Il-76 cargo jetliner carrying ammunition for Rabhani’s government was hijacked by Taliban fighters in Kandaghar. Seven crew members spent 379 days in captivity. They managed to escape and fly back to Russia on their own jet. All of them received highest government awards. The program includes interviews with the crew members and members of their families.
(29.11.01)
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AFGHAN CAPTIVES1. Six million cartridges. 2. Captivity.3. Escape.A documentary film on the 1995 events when Il-76 cargo jetliner carrying ammunition for...
Top secret. information for consideration / 100. Blood on Shoulder Straps
On March 2, 2002, a Sergeyev Posad special task unit got under fire in Chechnya. Investigators found out that the soldiers were killed in a friendly fire by another special task unit. A war writes off many crimes, and, as usual, no one was found guilty. Guest of the show is Oleg Aksenov, spokesman for Russia’s Ministry of the Interior in 1999-2000.
(30.05.02)
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On March 2, 2002, a Sergeyev Posad special task unit got under fire in Chechnya. Investigators found out that the soldiers were killed in a friendly fire...
Top secret. information for consideration / 107. The Chechen Circle
Democratic reforms gave rise to the struggle for independence throughout the former Soviet Union republics. To disperse mass rallies, army units were frequently used. This happened in Tbilisi and in Vilnius. This happened later in Chechnya. However, in all of the above cases, the army became hostage of incompetent policies. The program includes footage of the most significant events of the nineties.
(01.08.02)
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Democratic reforms gave rise to the struggle for independence throughout the former Soviet Union republics. To disperse mass rallies, army units were...
Top secret. information for consideration / 110. The Horror Fever (virus of death)
A deadly anthrax virus stroke New York last fall, shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks. According to the FBI, a virus sample was stolen from a secret laboratory located in Fort Destrick. It was for the first a Russian filming crew was allowed to visit one of the most secret facilities of the U.S. Defense Department.
(29.09.2002)
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A deadly anthrax virus stroke New York last fall, shortly after the 9-11 terror attacks. According to the FBI, a virus sample was stolen from a secret...
Top secret. information for consideration / 112. The Deadly Zone
Chechnya. The Argun Gorge. The year of 2000. A special task unit was sent to the rear of Chechen fighters. The special task unit should have spent a certain period in the gorge to carry out reconnaissance, i.e. to locate the fighters’ bases and inform the headquarters of their location. After completing the mission, they should have returned o their home unit by helicopter. The operation started on January 29. At that time, nobody knew that the rescue operation would take about two months instead of the planned two days. Nobody knew that getting lieutenant colonel Alexander Zhukov and his reconnaissance unit out of the tightening ring would claim the lives of a copter pilot and officers from the Vologda-based special force unit. The program includes unique on-site footage.
(03.11.2002)
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Chechnya. The Argun Gorge. The year of 2000. A special task unit was sent to the rear of Chechen fighters. The special task unit should have spent...
Profession: reporter / ¹112 (115) Canyon of Witnesses
Mysterious Pankisi Gorge. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, people of Kisteti moved there to escape from the Caucasian War. Today, the gorge has once again become a refuge for those who are trying to run away from the present-day events in Caucasian regions. But are peaceful civilians the only ones who fill the gorge now? According to Russia’s joint staff, up to five thousand fighters liven in the gorge on a permanent basis.
31.05.01
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Mysterious Pankisi Gorge. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, people of Kisteti moved there to escape from the Caucasian War. Today, the gorge...
Profession: reporter / ¹114 (117) The Last Frontier. Awaiting Taliban.
Russian border guards and soldiers of the 201st division can easily watch the fights on the opposite bank of the Pyandzh river. Occasionally, shells and bullets reach the Russian territory. Are Talibans expected to invade the Middle Asia? Could this invasion actually happen? Is Russia ready for a new war?
14.06.01
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Russian border guards and soldiers of the 201st division can easily watch the fights on the opposite bank of the Pyandzh river. Occasionally, shells and...
Profession: reporter / ¹117 (120) Jihad’s Zombie
A twenty-two-year-old Ruslan Abdullin stupefied by the pseudo-Islamism has no chances to survive. Being locked in the condemned cell, he does not understand well enough what has happened to him and where is now. Ruslan dreamt of becoming a shakhid, a suicide warrior ready to die for Islam. If time could flow backward, he would have fulfilled unhesitatingly any order given to him by his commander, alike warrior of jihad as himself.
15.09.01
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A twenty-two-year-old Ruslan Abdullin stupefied by the pseudo-Islamism has no chances to survive. Being locked in the condemned cell, he does not understand...
Profession: reporter / ¹120 (123) A Hero of Caucasian Origin
The program features a life of a 55-year-old construction engineer from Grozny, Mairbek Sadayev. To survive after a heavy wound, he decided to amputate part of his foot with the use of nibble shears. It became clear later, this unbelievable self-made surgical operation saved Mairbek’s life.
06.10.01
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The program features a life of a 55-year-old construction engineer from Grozny, Mairbek Sadayev. To survive after a heavy wound, he decided to amputate...
Profession: reporter / ¹128 (131) Contrabasses
Contrabasses – this is how soldiers who serve in Chechnya on a contractual basis are dubbed. For half a year, the correspondent witnessed the life and service of the sapper squad in Grozny.
15.12.01
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Contrabasses – this is how soldiers who serve in Chechnya on a contractual basis are dubbed. For half a year, the correspondent witnessed the life and...
Top secret. information for consideration / 130. Brides of Allah
The present-day terrorism has female face more and more often. Shahids, female suicide bombers, live bombs — these women are called in different ways, but the scheme of their actions is always the same: explosives on the belt, a crowded place, a devastating explosion. The result: hundreds of innocent lives taken away and fates mutilated. They are trained at Chechnya militant camps and at secret bases in the center of Russia. Their recruiters — young men and women — will never put on a suicide bomber's belt themselves. For this, there are widows of those killed in the Chechen war, deceived schoolgirls, young girls. The stories of Khava Barayeva, Zarema Muzhakhoeva, Medni Musaeva and other shahids are alike: first love, flight from home, damnation of the relatives. Just only the fiance is not actually a boy-friend in love, but a bandit-recruiter. According to mountaineers' customs, relatives may kill a disgraced girl. Instead of this, bandits offer them to die a martyr's death in the name of Allah. The shots showing interrogatories of the shahids who survived and their recruiters, operation shootings made by the Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry are displayed in the film. How and why women go into these terrible crimes? RF President's adviser Aslambek Aslahanov, RF State Duma deputy Ramazan Abdulatipov, psychologist Alexander Asmolov, historian Alexander Ignatenko take part in discussion. The viewers will see the exclusive interview with Zarema Muzhakhoeva, suicide bomber sentenced to 20 years in prison for preparing the terrorist act in Tverskaya Street, Moscow, in summer of 2003.
19.11.2004
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The present-day terrorism has female face more and more often. Shahids, female suicide bombers, live bombs — these women are called in different...
Top secret. information for consideration / 149. Seven Leaders under Death Sentence
Johar Dudaev, Shamil Basaev, Salman Raduev, Khattab, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Arbi Baraev, Aslan Maskhadov are warlords and leaders of Chechen militants. Deaths of dozens of thousands of innocent people are on their heads. They shed the blood of those who lived near them, declared war on the country where they were born and grew up and lost this war. Their battle path is coming to an end but they are not in the sun, not on parade at the square. They become rotten in nasty dugouts awaiting death. These people chose this sort of life and death.The last lifetime coverage of Khattab, an Arab mercenary. Exclusive interview of Zarema Muzhakhoyeva, a suicide bomber, her account about Shamil Basaev. Unknown details of special operations on warlords extermination.
22.04.2005
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Johar Dudaev, Shamil Basaev, Salman Raduev, Khattab, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Arbi Baraev, Aslan Maskhadov are warlords and leaders of Chechen militants...
Profession: reporter / ¹ 158 (161) Nord-Ost Hostages
This episode is devoted to the dramatic hostage-taking raid in a Moscow theater in October, 2002.
27.10.2002
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This episode is devoted to the dramatic hostage-taking raid in a Moscow theater in October, 2002. 27.10.2002
Profession: reporter / ¹ 187 (190) Widows
“The split world.” This is how people living in Chechnya describe Russia’s breakaway republic. Tens of thousands widows on both sides of the frontline is a common outcome of any war. Those who fought against each other during the Chechen wars had graduated fro one and the same military colleges and academies and could have become friends. Each of the adversaries has a truth of his own. How do the widows of notorious Chechen field commanders live now? How do they raise their children? What do they teach their children? Who does care of their children? First of all, their killed husbands were their loved ones whom they still continue to love. The film includes interviews with Alla Dudayeva and Svetlana Malofeyeva, the widows of the Chechen field commanders.
07.06.2003
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“The split world.” This is how people living in Chechnya describe Russia’s breakaway republic. Tens of thousands widows on both sides of the frontline...
Profession: reporter / ¹ 192 (195) Palestinian Gikhad
Rescue brigades, as Hamas gunmen call themselves, are getting ready for ‘gikhad’ in Gaza Strip, while Palestinian children are collecting portraits of shakhids. Terrorist acts, which bring a great number of victims, occur in Israel nearly every week. Israeli Defense Forces abolish Palestinian gunmen leaders. Violence leads to further violence. What supports the religious obsession of shakhids? The film “Palestinian Gikhad” is an attempt to find it out.
11.09.2003
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Rescue brigades, as Hamas gunmen call themselves, are getting ready for ‘gikhad’ in Gaza Strip, while Palestinian children are collecting portraits of...
Profession: reporter / ¹ 198 (201) Theatre of Military Operation
The first Russian musical was the major event of the capital cultural life. The most popular performance in the city. One of the major tourist attractions. None of the viewers could expect that the theatre booking office sold tickets to a military operation. Musical Nord-Ost was interrupted by terrorists on 23 October 2002. Over nine hundred spectators and actors were taken hostages. It was a terrorist act in the manner of Broadway performance. How did the chain of events, which brought the terrorists and the hostages together, develop? Two and a half days together, assault, a hospital ward – what do the hostages remember a year after? What do they try to forget?
23.10.2003
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The first Russian musical was the major event of the capital cultural life. The most popular performance in the city. One of the major tourist attractions...
Profession: reporter / ¹221 (224) 109 Degrees Celsius
1.09 – a seizure of the school in Beslan. The most monstrous terrorist act in the history of our country. Now, Beslan is a measuring unit. 1.09 is the temperature from which we henceforth measure our life. Nothing like this happened to us in the past. We are afraid of flying in airplanes. We dread going down metro. We are anxious when our children go to school. Every blast echoes all over the country. And, the people are afraid not only in Russia. In Holland, the most tolerant country of the world – an outbreak of xenophobia after the murder of producer Theo van Gogh who criticized Islam in the last few weeks. The entire world is caught in the nets of xenophobian fear. And, fear has big eyes…
20.11.2004
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1.09 – a seizure of the school in Beslan. The most monstrous terrorist act in the history of our country. Now, Beslan is a measuring unit. 1.09 is the...
Profession: reporter / ¹229 (232) People’s Guard
After the terrible terrorist acts, the Russians hardly trust militia and special forces and enter into the “people’s guard”. They are not “voluntary citizen patrolmen” or “whistlers” as in the Soviet times. These are antiterrorism detachments. Daghestanians form barrage detachments to prevent terrorists from attacking their settlements. Pensioners use grenades to protect themselves against offenders. Office clerks clear magazine chargers into the portraits of their enemies. Combat weapons in children’s hands have become habitual not only in the Caucasus.
29.01.2005
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After the terrible terrorist acts, the Russians hardly trust militia and special forces and enter into the “people’s guard”. They are not “voluntary citizen...
Profession: reporter / ¹251 (254) Black September
Beslan, which is not customary to talk about. Life before and after the assault as seen by the most sincere witnesses – the children who were taken hostages. One of the principal characters of the film is the first-grader who entered into negotiations with the terrorists in order to ransom his mother from captivity.
03.09.2005
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Beslan, which is not customary to talk about. Life before and after the assault as seen by the most sincere witnesses – the children who were taken hostages...
Profession: reporter / ¹257 (260) Thursday, 13th
Bloody dawn in Nalchik. They killed everyone who got in their way. Who stands behind the attack? Unknown details of the assault.
15.10.2005
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Bloody dawn in Nalchik. They killed everyone who got in their way. Who stands behind the attack? Unknown details of the assault...