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General lebed

Company :  NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY
Year :  2003
Duration :  52 min 31 sec
Total number of releases :  1
Written by :  Alexei Pobortsev
Directed by :  Natalie Vaskova
Producer :  Gennady Nikolaev
One year ago, on April 28th, a MI-8 helicopter touched a power transmission line and crashed down. A few hours later, the heart of the brightest politician of the mid-nineties, Alexander Lebed, stopped beating. General Lebed lived just the way he spoke – brightly, boldly and briskly. He managed to stop bloodshed in Moldova’s Transdnestr region and singed the armistice with Chechens in 1996. Later, Boris Yeltsin’s “successors” smoothly removed Lebed from the inner circle of the powers-that-be. Whom did the general fight against in Krasnoyarsk and why did he drink coffee in a cage with tigers. The program includes unique footage featuring the man who, at the age of fifty, set a new objective -- “to reduce significantly the number of people who would use him as a weapon.”