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The Soviet Story (2008)

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director:

Edvins Snore

Writer:

Edvins Snore (creator)
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Jon Strickland Jon Strickland ... narrator in English version (voice)
Vladimir Bukovsky Vladimir Bukovsky ... Himself, Russian dissident
V.I. Lenin ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Davies Norman Davies ... Himself, historian, University of Cambridge
Nikolay Melnik Nikolay Melnik ... Himself, survivor of Ukrainian Famine 1932-33
Volodimir Sergiychuk Volodimir Sergiychuk ... Himself, historian, National University of Kyiv
Boris Sokolov Boris Sokolov ... Himself, historian
Pierre Rigoulot Pierre Rigoulot ... Himself, historian, Institut d'histoire sociale, Paris
Françoise Thom Françoise Thom ... Herself, historian, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Alfred Rosenberg Alfred Rosenberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
George Watson George Watson ... Himself, literary historian, University of Cambridge
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage)
Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bernard Shaw ... Himself (archive footage)
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"The Soviet Story" is a unique first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials reveal shocking details. "The Soviet Story" was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. Material for the documentary was collected by the author, Edvins Snore, for more than 10 years. As a result, "The Soviet Story" presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people, once Soviet citizens, who have first-hand knowledge of it. Written by Anonymous

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The complete story of Europe's most murderous regime has never been told. Until now ... See more »


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Country:

Latvia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Padomju stasts See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

€170,000 (estimated)
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Labvakar See more »
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Mass genocide: How Hitler was condemned and Stalin commemorated.
11 February 2009 | by onlineheroSee all my reviews

This documentary focuses on the atrocities committed against innocent people, mainly by Stalin and other high ranking Soviet leaders in the name of Marxism and Communism prior, during, and after the Second World War.

The documentary consists of much original footage, newspaper clips, interviews with witnesses and even some present day footage, all very well edited and cut.

The story told in this documentary is the best one I've yet to see regarding horrible crimes committed against humanity, because it is very well substantiated in terms of source-material and historical argumentation. The delight of seeing this educational footage is strengthened even more due to its addressing of one of the most inconceivable facts in the post-WWII world: How Adolf Hitler was forever after unconditionally condemned by close to everyone across the globe for his crimes, and how Joseph Stalin was commemorated for aiding the Allies in liberating Europe of fascism, regardless of the fact that in total more than 20 million (some even claim up to 50 or 60 million) people was murdered by the hands of the Soviet Gulag State. A fact which nobody in the western world seems to care about.

What this documentary furthermore achieves which is what eventually made me give it the 10th star, was the fact that the story was told very honestly and very unbiased, unlike much historical media, and the scriptwriters have done an extremely well job in mastering the whole aspect of the stories, and not just focused on narrow one-sided details.

Regardless of the fact that most people see Hitler as the "far-right", and Stalin as the "far-left", this documentary raises the ultimate question: were they indeed that different, after all?


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