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The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 24 October 2008 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Strickland Jon Strickland ... narrator in English version (voice)
Vladimir Bukovsky Vladimir Bukovsky ... Self - Russian dissident
V.I. Lenin ... Self (archive footage)
Norman Davies Norman Davies ... Self - historian, University of Cambridge
Nikolay Melnik Nikolay Melnik ... Self - survivor of Ukrainian Famine 1932-33
Volodimir Sergiychuk Volodimir Sergiychuk ... Self - historian, National University of Kyiv
Boris Sokolov Boris Sokolov ... Self - historian
Pierre Rigoulot Pierre Rigoulot ... Self - historian, Institut d'histoire sociale, Paris
Françoise Thom Françoise Thom ... Self - historian, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Alfred Rosenberg ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
George Watson George Watson ... Self - literary historian, University of Cambridge
Joseph Goebbels ... Self (archive footage)
Hermann Göring ... Self (archive footage)
George Bernard Shaw ... Self (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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An Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews. See more »


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Connections

Edited from Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945) See more »

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Sanctus
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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great documentary
3 October 2011 | by julius-vogelerSee all my reviews

Well i think this whole thing was very interesting. It was a different perspective on history, some details like the soviet controlled famine in Ukraine i knew about already, and some details like the collaboration of the SS and the red army i didn't. But of course i would not believe everything this documentary says, because the Latvians really aren't too good with Russia these days. Of course for me, Stalin still is the biggest Massmurder of our time (right next to Hitler), but on some aspects of the Soviet Union, this documentary does get a little polemic, since they forget to mention about the part after Stalin's death, were people could actually sleep at night without being scared of getting arrested every second. But still, very interesting take on history.


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Country:

Latvia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

EUR170,000 (estimated)
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Labvakar See more »
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