Login

Sign Up

2020 | 18+ | 1ч 55мин

Russian Georgians. The first film

Subscribe to all library from $5 per month and get unlimited access to all movies
Subscribe
other options to watch
Leonid Parfenov's documentary about the historical role of Georgians in Russian and later Soviet politics, culture and science
Rate

Photos

Details

Storyline

The first part of the film starts in Georgian quarter in Moscow and talks about the close relations between the Georgian and Russian people before the XVIII century. It mentions the bilateral Treaty of Georgievsk as the stepping stone to further unification of the two empires, explores the ties between Georgian and Russian elites, as well as relations with Orthodox churches. Pyotr Bagration, a Russian general and prince of Georgian origin, fought for Russia and died for it as a hero of the Patriotic War of 1812. The notion of “Russian Georgians” became part of daily life, and Pushkin, Griboedov and Lermontov introduced Georgia to the Russian intellectuals. In the turbulent times preceding the 1917 Revolution, Russian Georgians were part of all political movements; they were among monarchists, Bolsheviks, and Mensheviks. Then the film talks about Niko Pirosmani, the first and foremost naïve painter of the Russian Empire and an alleged inspiration for the male protagonist portrayed in the famous Russian song “Million Roses”. Then the film proceeds to tell the story of Georgian emigrants, who became a special part of the Russian diaspora abroad. Finally, the filmmakers explore the role of Stalin, whose ideology, tastes and habits had a tremendous impact on the Russian lifestyle. The film touches upon a wide range of humanitarian issues, including cross-culture relations, imperial ideology, and state violence towards its people. Lavrentiy Beria, the longest-lived and most influential of Stalin's secret police chiefs, who was the main guardsman of the Stalin's regime. Film One ends in 1939 when the Soviet Empire was at the peak of its pre-war power.

Genre
Documentary
Year
2020
Country
Russia
Runtime
1ч 55мин
Language
Russian
Age
18+