Summary: Following the Soviet Union's victory in World War II, Soviets frequently honored the many victims with the phrase, "No one is forgotten; nothing is forgotten." In the years since 1945, Russian cinema has been a guardian of the collective, societal memory of this horrific war. Yelena Stishova, respected critic for the leading Russian film journal, Iskusstvo Kino, offers a look back at the development of the Russian war film genre.
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