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The congress of losers?

Year :  1999
Duration :  56 min. 07 sec.
Total number of releases :  1
Narrator :  Svetlana Sorokina
Directed by :  Stanislav Razdorsky
Author of the idea :  Evgeni Kiselyov
“The Congress of Losers?” of the “Contemporary History” series is devoted to the 10th anniversary of the first Congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR.
This film is about the beginning of an end. It is about the crumbling of the empire called the Soviet Union. In May 1989, all the country was glued to TV screens and radios: everyone followed the Congress of People’s Deputies. The Communists’ dream came true: at that time the people and the party were almost one.
“We” hoped that “they” knew where to go from there, and they didn’t know how to agree with each other. We thought that the country took a free breath for the first time, and it turned out that is was the last breath. We thought we were moving away from the abyss, but in reality…
Some came to the Congress in order to build “the socialism with a human face”, the others came to destroy it, and still others didn’t want any change at all.
Together, we failed to build a new Tower of Babel…
The film features: Yuri Afanasyev, Nikolai Travkin, Anatoly Lukyanov, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Mikhail Gorbachov, Eduard Shevardnadze and other deputies of the first Congress.