Sacred War of the Russians

Święta wojna Rosjan

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  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 50'
  • Genre: FACTUAL
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2015

Russia is unbeatable and will successfully fight any enemy – say the Russians. A famous Soviet war song Sacred War can be heard again both in Moscow and in the Crimean. For over 80% of Russian the victory of the Soviet Union in the WWII is  the greatest reason to  celebrate national pride. There are no other holidays in Russia comparable to the 9th May which is the anniversary of Victory Day. Every year it is the biggest holiday with great parades and celebrations in the whole country. Whatever negative comment there might be about the Red Army, it is perceived as an attack on the symbol of glory. Why do Russians perceive war as sacred? Are they able to defend their interest at any cost? What are the opinions of regular people on the conflict in Ukraine or the involvement of Russian soldiers in Donbas? In order to find out the truth the director talks to a number of different people among others: a participant of Leningrad blockage, soldiers who fought in Afghanistan and Chechnya, members of Aleksandrov Choir who sing the song Sacred War, but also to a journalist who took part in the secret funerals of paratroopers who were killed in Ukraine and also to the family of a volunteer soldier who died in Donbas.  

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