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1. Happy New Year! Enjoy Your Bath!

Russian Life wishes you a happy new year, complete with movies and marriages.

Tags: movies, irony of fate, family, ded moroz, marriage, New Year
2. Russians on Oscar Shortlists

Three Russian films have been shortlisted for the Oscars this year, in three different categories. Some critics say it is unprecedented and a sign the country's creative industry is on the upturn.

Tags: wwii, animation, St. Petersburg, cinematography, film, Oscars, movies
3. Chernobyl and the Soviet Legacy

Chernobyl, the HBO miniseries, is many things: a disaster movie, a meditation on power, a warning against secrecy, a thriller – a race against time.

Tags: disaster, nuclear, film, movies, television, Chernobyl
4. Prison, Ford, and A Great Director

Other assorted items from around the Russian world.

Tags: movies, film, skating, prison
5. Love and Separation

In this issue’s Uchites, we look at a popular song by the poet Bulat Okudzhava and the composer Isaac Schwartz. It is about love and separation.

Tags: bulat okudzhava, okudzhava, eidelman, movies, love
6. What's Not to Love

On Andrei Zvyagintsev's new film, Loveless, that is sure to be seen as a sign of the times and a touchstone for current interpretations of Russia.

Tags: family, movies, film
7. Socialist Realism and Potatoes: The Dmitry Furmanov Story

Writer and commissar Dmitry Furmanov died 90 years ago. If you don’t recognize his name, it may be because he’s better known for his character Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev, a Red Army commander who achieved victory via potatoes. 

Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, stalin, chapaev, furmanov, 1923, potatoes, history, military
By Alice E.M. Underwood
8. The Force is Strong There

There are some fascinating hidden connections between Star Wars (the movie) and Russia. Let's explore them, shall we?

 

Tags: Star Wars, movies, film
By Mariana Noble
9. War, Peace and Cable

On Monday, January 18, a new BBC six-part miniseries of Lev Tolstoy's War and Peace comes to American television. Here's your crib sheet.

Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, television, movies, film, literature, war
By Paul E. Richardson
10. The One and Only Chapayev

When battling the White Army in 1919, Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev had no idea he would one day become the hero of one of Soviet film's greatest works.

Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, boris babochkin, stalin, chapaev
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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