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The “purely russian murder”

Company :  “DIXI” CINEMA COMPANY
Year :  1998
Duration :  43 min. 36 sec.
Total number of releases :  1
Anchor :  Svetlana Sorokina
Screenplay by :  Ivan Rodionov, Sergei Kostin, Nataliya Piaterikova
Project idea by :  Evgeni Kiselyov
The film “Purely Russian Murder” is the third film from the “Contemporary History” series. It has been made for the 40th day since the death of Galina Starovoitova. It is an attempt to answer the question why Starovoitova was killed and why a crime like that is possible in Russia.
Galina Starovoitova is described by her friends, relatives, allies and political opponents. Everybody says that being uncompromising in everything she did, she posed an obstacle to many, and she was dealt with in a straightforward Stalinist way: “no person – no problem”.
What happened on the last day was reconstructed by the stories of her parents, sister, husband, aide Ruslan Linkov, Deputy Head of the Federal Security Service Cherkesov and others.
Her difficult way into large-scale politics is described by her interregional deputy group colleague Yuri Afanasiev, former Minister of Interior and KGB Vadim Bakatin and President’s spokesman Vyacheslav Kostikov.