The Eastern Front, 1943. Two Soviet pilots, straight out of training, join a veteran fighter squadron on the front line.
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Mariya Andreeva 12 episodes
Dmitriy Arbenin Dmitriy Arbenin 12 episodes
Igor Artashonov Igor Artashonov 12 episodes
Vladimir Bolshov Vladimir Bolshov 12 episodes
Dmitriy Dyuzhev 12 episodes
Oleg Fomin Oleg Fomin 12 episodes
Aleksey Kanichev Aleksey Kanichev 12 episodes
Denis Konstantinov Denis Konstantinov 12 episodes
Nikolay Kozak Nikolay Kozak 12 episodes
Andrey Myasnikov Andrey Myasnikov 12 episodes
Lyubov Rudenko 12 episodes
Ekaterina Ryabova Ekaterina Ryabova 12 episodes
Pyotr Rykov Pyotr Rykov 12 episodes
Aleksey Sekirin Aleksey Sekirin 12 episodes
Sergey Shekhovtsov Sergey Shekhovtsov 12 episodes
Ekaterina Vilkova 12 episodes
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Follows the lives of a Soviet fighter squadron on Eastern Front. They fly Yaks out of a remote airfield against air and ground targets. Rather than being an all-out action movie, it looks at the relationships between the individual pilots, their commanders and ground crew. In WWII Soviet both men and women were pilots. The series is well made with good production values and the air battles are realistic and believable. It also does a good job of showing the realities of war, the dilemmas faced at times by those who fought and surprisingly, for a Russian-made series, it doesn't demonize the Germans to any great extent. Written by Steven Dale

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Russian Band of Brothrrs
1 April 2018 | by robert-mcconnell10See all my reviews

If you only ever judge WW2 by what Hollywood shows us then your as ignorant as can be. The Russians play an enormous part and this series shows just how it was for them. Men & women fighting together in difficult conditions. Political Commisars in every unit indoctrinating the troops and all fighting a dirty war that is seldom fully recorded here in the west. D-Day saw 7 divisions land on Normandy. Russia fought 50 divisions of German infantry and armour at least.

As for the production, it is representational and captures the feel very well. Russians don't have the luxury of big fancy CGI firms doing their fight scenes and to be honest it's the story line that makes the show, so we'll done to the script writers and the actors.

I think a lot of Russian made programmes and films are greatly underestimated. If as a country, they weren't so keen on poisoning people or cyber attacking someone then they could be a big player in the Movie business.


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