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The Best City on Earth

Produced by : RPO “ASSOCIATION “OUR CINEMA” BY ORDER OF OJSC “NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY” (RUSSIA)
Year : 2009
Duration : 44 min.
Number of episodes : 17
Written by : ANNA PANKOVA; ALEXEY BEZUGOLNY; SVETLANA POKROVSKAYA; MARIA ZHILYAEVA; SERGEY BURA; YULIA SHAMAL; MIKHAIL BOBROVNIK
Directed by : YULIA SATAROVA
Produced by : ALEXANDER EMIR-SHAKH
Narrator : VOICE-OVER BY ALEXANDER KLUYKVIN
“The Best City on Earth” is a documentary about Moscow daily life in 1918 – 1985. This is a story about common and important Muscovites, how they loved and hated, worked and relaxed, studied and had fun, made difficulties and overcame them. This documentary tells how the city was constantly growing and changing: the Metro and new residential communities were constructed, different festivals and the Olympics were held. Together with the entire country Moscow heroically survived the hardships of war and saw the first Victory Parade. Though the capital always tried to live its own hectic life separately from the rest of the country, it was mainly a mere illusion of its residents. The gigantic megalopolis defined the image of the country in the same manner as the country influenced the life of the megalopolis itself. List of episodes: - Metropolitan Moscow - New Economic Policy in Moscow - Prewar Moscow - Wartime Moscow - Victorious Moscow - Godless Moscow - Criminal Moscow - Sports in Moscow - Festival Moscow - Gambling Moscow - Overtaking Moscow - Corrupted Moscow - Moscow under construction - Moscow on vacation - Deficit Moscow - Anthropogenic Moscow - Moscow during perestroika