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Lenin. The Red Imperator

Production : OJSC NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY
Year : 2014
Genre : SEMIDOCUMENTARY
Duration : 45 min.
Number of episodes : 3
Produced by : TATYANA KOPALKINA; PROJECT MANAGER VADIM GLUSKER
Written by : VLADIMIR CHERNYSHEV
Directed by : DMITRY KRYLOV; DMITRY KABANOV
Scriptwriter : VLADIMIR CHERNYSHEV
Territory : Worldwide
Rights : All
Rights valid : Up to 01.03.2084
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Lenin… This name was hackneyed so much in the Soviet times and later on during Perestroika that the personality cannot be seen clearly now. From deification to subversion, from a genius to a blighter – the extremes of judgments led away from the truth. In December 2013, more than twenty years on after the breakup of the USSR, the monument to Lenin was demolished in Kiev. Well, it seemed that the leader of the world’s proletariat had totally gone from the emotional intelligence of the former Union’s citizens – gone to anecdotes, myths, formal lines of textbooks, but still gone! In January, 2014 it will be ninety years from the death of the man who charted the country’s course almost for a century. The film of NTV’s observer Vladimir Chernyshev “Lenin. The Red Imperator” is an attempt to look at this figure without superfluous emotions pertaining to the beginning of the 90s. So, was he bad or good? Everyone can decide it personally. But he existed and there is no history without him, no XX century of our parents or XXI century of new generations. How came that a curly boy, an excellent pupil who came of a good family of a respectable civil servant of the empire turned to the principal revolutionary of human history? Why did the anti-regime protest become popular among the youth in the end of ÕIÕ century? What did these young men and women miss when they left their parents’ wealthy estates and went to throw bombs at the czar and the governors? And how it happened that the destroyer of the empire reconstructed and strengthened this empire after his rise to power? To answer these and other main questions, the film crew visited places connected with the important moments of Lenin’s life – from the wealthy house in Simbirsk (Ulyanovsk), through the countryside estate of Kokushkino and the small flat in Zurich where Vladimir Ilyich of 47 without any hopes of success for his ideas read the Russian newspapers dated February, 1917, to Petrograd, Moscow and the country-seat of Gorki where he was dying painfully.