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A tale of love, war, survival and remembrance. With documentary accuracy, The Brest Fortress (2010) recounts the nine-day heroic defense against Wehrmacht forces on June 22, 1941. Sasha Akimov, a 15-year-old survivor, remembers his love for the beautiful Anya as Hitler's plan "Operation Barbarossa" plunges their world into chaos.

This event at the Russian Embassy is open to all AU and DC …more

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Host: Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History

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In Mikhail Kalatozov's classic *Unsent Letter* (1959) a guide and three geologists search for diamonds. After a long and perilous journey through beautiful Siberian wilderness, a terrible forest fire traps them and triggers a struggle for survival to deliver a map of their findings to Moscow. The screening coincides with the AU Katzen Museum's exhibit "Siberia in the Eyes of Russian …more

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Host: Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History

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An American's Comic Encounter with Bolshevik Russia

Released in 1924, Lev Kuleshov's film is notable as the first silent comedy to explicitly challenge American stereotypes about Soviet Russia. Mr. West and his cowboy friend Jeddie find themselves embroiled with anti-revolutionary gangsters as they arrive in Moscow to spread the YMCA …more

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An American's Comic Encounter with Bolshevik Russia

Released in 1924, Lev Kuleshov's film is notable as the first silent comedy to explicitly challenge American stereotypes about Soviet Russia. Mr. West and his cowboy friend Jeddie find themselves embroiled with anti-revolutionary gangsters as they arrive in Moscow to spread the YMCA message.

Come enjoy delicious Russian food and great cinema. …more

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The IRC launches its commemoration of the Great War with Vsevolod Pudovkin's The End of Saint Petersburg, which secured his place as one of the pioneers of modern film. Released along with Sergei Eisenstein's October in 1927, this silent classic also commemorated the tenth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution by depicting the events of October 1917 as flowing out of the crisis of the First …more

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Host: Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History

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