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Moskovskaya Saga doesn't get enough credit. It is such a touching movie. I have watched it over and over and it never gets old. The actors, from the big actors with huge roles (Solomin, Chyrikova, etc) to the ones who play very small roles, are amazing. You find yourself sympathizing with everyone (well, mostly everyone)from the first minute of the film and worrying for your favorite character. There is love, death, drama, romance, action, and everything you could ever want in a movie all put into one. If possible, I would give it an 11 out of 10 because it's so good! Everyone, both Russian speakers and non-Russian speakers should watch this.
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