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Fight for the North

Production : “ADAMOVO YABLOKO” TELEVISON COMPANY ( RUSSIA )
Year : 2010
Duration : 44 min
Number of episodes : 8
Written by : ELENA METELITSA; KIRILL NABUTOV; ELENA TRIFONOVA; OLGA POLISHCHUK
Directed by : BORIS DEDENEV
Cameraman : ALEXANDER MENGEL; ANDREY LAPIN
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Paradoxically today the North is one of the “hottest” regions in the world. Repartition of the Arctic and its colossal resources excite Canada, the USA, Norway, Denmark and of course Russia. We have the most extensive plans for the “Arctic pie” and have been fighting for the top of the world longer than others after all. The fight for the North may seem to be just flaring up but actually it has already been running for many centuries. Its most interesting moments are included in Kirill Nabutov’s documentary project “Fight for the North”. Heroic epics of Sedov and Kolchak, the tragedy of the steamship “Chelyuskin”, well-known transpolar flights of Chkalov and Gromov, the first drifting station of Papanin, record-beating construction of Belomorkanal and horrors of the Solovki prison camp, the bloodiest battle of the twentieth century — the Great Patriotic War, the main USSR nuclear test site in Novaya Zemlya and the story of the most powerful nuclear explosion in the history of humanity… Fight for the North is the story of hundreds of thousands of ruined lives, hundreds of legends, vortex of international intrigues and mysticism. In this new documentary project NTV presents real heroes and evil geniuses, dispels a great number of myths about the real Arctic exploration. The audience will see unique shots from all parts of the Russian North: the Kola Peninsula and Chukotka, Kolyma and Solovki, Naryan-Mar and Vaygach Island — the most distant parts of our country, as well as the rarest video recordings that in their time were shown only to the Secretaries of the Central Committee because they were highly classified. For the first time a wide audience will have a chance to get acquainted with the documents that allow to review the history of our North