Soviet Elegy (1989) - full transcript

In "The Soviet Elegy" the long train of photos of the Soviet leaders, dead or alive, stops at the portrait of Yeltsin. At the time of shooting Yeltsin had fallen down from the assembly of the Communist Party deities, and participated in the earthly life through connections of different kinds.

You're watching the documentary film Soviet Elegy

Born 1906 into a peasant family, a child is given the name of Nikolaj.

It happened in the village of Budka in the Sverdlovsk region.

In 1929, at the age of 23 years, Nikolaj asks to marry the girl Klavdia who is two years younger.

It was a typical country wedding.

The pastoral life of Ural didn't impress them.

In his early thirties, the famine forced Nikolaj to leave the village.

Moving with the family to Bereznik in the Perm, Nikolaj started to work in the yards of the
potassium industry.

In 1931 the son Boris was born. The photo shows him as a civil engineer student at the polytechnical instutite in Ural, the 50s.

He met his future wife. They had a typical student wedding. She studied in the same faculty.

In 1975, the father Nikolaj Ignatievich died at age 69.

This photo shows his daughter-in-law, Naina Iosifovna, her two grand-daughters

his widow and his son Michail.

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