Title: “The Soviet Story”
Type: Documentary film
Genre: History, politics
Director: Edvins Snore
Length: 85 min.
Date of production: 2008
”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.
Unique video footage
Rare footage shot in 1990, the last year of the USSR, shows an abandoned Soviet death-camp in Magadan, Siberia, where the KGB had carried out medical experiments on prisoners.
The film also presents never before broadcasted Nazi footage showing Soviets helping Hitler launch WW2 and providing aid for the Nazi Blitzkrieg.
”The Soviet Story” features a number of photographs taken by Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s personal photographer. These pictures have never before been shown to the public.
The film also presents several shocking Nazi documents found by the film’s author in the Political Archive of the German Foreign Ministry (2007).
The film crew interviewed more than 20 experts and victims of Soviet crimes. ”The Soviet Story” features leading Western historians Norman Davies, Nicolas Werth and Françoise Thom as well as renowned history professors from Russia – Natalia Lebedeva, Sergey Slutch and Boris Sokolov.
Former Soviet Secret Agent Victor Suvorov and former dissident Vladimir Bukovsky also give their opinions in the film.
Related: About the Film