A story of the officers, soldiers and seamen who have not betrayed their oath of loyalty to the people of Ukraine during the takeover of Crimea. This is a film about a military honor, in the midst of undeclared war.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuriy Chmelyk Yuriy Chmelyk ... Self
Volodymyr Dubovyi Volodymyr Dubovyi ... Self
Mykola Lytvynenko Mykola Lytvynenko ... Self
Ihor Bedzay Ihor Bedzay ... Self
Oleksandr Suraikin Oleksandr Suraikin ... Self
Ihor Lavrentiev Ihor Lavrentiev ... Self
Yuriy Rudkovskiy Yuriy Rudkovskiy ... Self
Oleksandr Goncharov Oleksandr Goncharov ... Self
Oleksandr Basharov Oleksandr Basharov ... Self
Volodymyr Ursatiy Volodymyr Ursatiy ... Self
Dmytro Glukhov Dmytro Glukhov ... Self
Valeriy Kurach Valeriy Kurach ... Self (as Valeriy 'Samara' Kurach)
Dmytro Marchenko Dmytro Marchenko ... Self
Volodymyr Baraniuk Volodymyr Baraniuk ... Self
Serhiy Rudenko Serhiy Rudenko ... Self


Babylon'13 - a team of documentary filmmakers presents the first Ukraine-produced full-length documentary film about the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Unique documentary footage and real-life stories of the sailors, pilots, troopers and marines who stood off the occupants is to answer the question "Why did we give up Crimea?" to one part of the audience as well as to make another part think of peninsula's future. It's for the first time since the events in Crimea took place that both Ukrainian and international audience will have a chance to look in the eyes of the people who were ready to defend territorial integrity of their fatherland under complicated circumstances till the end and keep doing it these days. The film also gives an insight into what was happening inside the surrounded military bases and at the blocked warships. The film team is looking at the historic developments in Crimea through the life stories of Ukrainian servicemen who remained loyal to their oath. "...

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True events
3 September 2018 | by vsorochukSee all my reviews

This documentary depicts horrible events that took place in Ukrainian Crimea. It depicts courageous and selfless Ukrainian soldiers that did not betray their principles, oath and country even when their lives were threatened by treacherous russian occupants. In this documentary one can see one of many methods russia uses to occupy territories of independent states.

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Release Date:

14 March 2016 (Ukraine) See more »

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A Crimeia. Como era See more »

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Mykolaiv , Ukraine See more »

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